19 Th Century Art And Architecture
5,152 wordsArchitecture, the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures that are culturally significant. Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. Vitruvius, a 1 st-century BC Roman, wrote encyclopedically about architecture, and the English poet Sir Henry Wotton was quoting him in his charmingly phrased dictum: "Well building hath three conditions: Commodities, Firmenes, and Delight. " More prosaically, one wo...
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Second Punic War Punic Wars
2,642 wordsExpansion overseas gave Rome the opportunity to strengthen its empire by war; But, as a drawback it resulted in the breakdown of the Republic, as well as its Empire. Expansion Overseas made Rome a mighty empire for a short period of time, until both the Empire and the republic became unstable and eventually broke down. Hooker, author of Roman History in 1996 states: Roman history begins in a small village in central Italy; this unassuming village would grow into a small metropolis, conquer and c...
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The Righteous Reign How King Asoka Institutionalized Buddhism
1,377 wordsHow King Asoka Institutionalized Buddhism Buddhism and Jainism in Ancient and Medieval India Dhamma sadhu, kim cu dhamme ti? Apasinave, back kane, daya, dane, same, scale. -- Dhamma is good, but what constitutes Dhamma? (It includes) little evil, much good, kindness, generosity, truthfulness and purity. In the third century BC there lived a king described by the historian H. G. Wells as a ruler who stood out amidst the tens of thousands of names of monarchs that crowd the columns of history... a...
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A Comparison Of The Baroque And Modern Flutes
2,200 wordsA comparative study of the use of the barque and modern flute in composition, with specific reference to V Sonata IV for flute and continuo by J. S Bach, and Sonata for flute and piano by Hindemith The baroque, or transverse flute is of great interest to me, mainly because of my own flute playing experience. Since listening to a concert which included both a modern orchestra and a baroque orchestra playing together in a specially written composition, and separately, I have considered the baroque...
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12 Th Century Century Bc
1,417 wordsAround the 12 th century BC, the Greeks gave the coastal region of the eastern Mediterranean the name Phoenicia. This name was so widely accepted that even the Romans adopted it at a later date. Phoenicia was the land between the Orontes River and Mount Carmel. The land was characterized early as the homeland or origination of the surviving Syro-Canaanite civilization. This unique civilization survived the many threats from other cultures of the 12 th century BC. The Syro-Canaan civilization pro...
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5 Th Century Bc 4 Th Century
1,459 wordsGreek Pottery The pottery of the ancient Greeks are important for the styles of decoration and for the information it gives about Greek art (Sparkes 4). Because fired clay pottery is highly durable, few or no Greek art works that were made in wood, textile, or wall painting have survived (Sparkes 7). The painted decoration of pottery has become the main source of information about how the Greeks used pottery to solve many problems because in that time period other materials where either unknown ...
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God Or Goddess 8 Th Century
1,619 wordsGreek architecture begins with the simple houses of the Dark Age and culminates in the monumental temples of the Classical period and the elaborately planned cities and sanctuaries of the Hellenistic period. As in any time or place, the raw materials available and the technologies developed to utilize them largely determined the nature of the architecture. The principal materials of Greek architecture were wood, used for supports and roof beams; unbaked brick, used for walls, especially of priva...
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Review Of The Carter Collection Chinese Bronze Mirrors
1,919 wordsI was looking for building 125 east 65 th street, hoping that I would soon find any building looking like a museum. Finally, I came upon a building that looks like a rich brownstone in mid-Manhattan. I checked the address to make sure that my eyes were seeing correctly, and for sure, it was the correct place. I had to walk up a small flight of stairs and pass through a doorway that was open. I only went a couple more feet before a second door that was lock stopped me. There was a white flat smal...
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5 Th Century Bc 4 Th Century
1,186 wordsORIGINS OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA Theater was born in Attica, an Ionic region of Greece. It originated from the ceremonial orgies of Dionysos but soon enough its fields of interest spread to various myths along with historic facts. As ancient drama was an institution of Democracy, the great tragic poets Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides as well as the comedian Aristophanes elevated public debate and political criticism to a level of aesthetic achievement. Euripides and the ethologist Men andros, in t...
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Understanding The Elegy Darkest Form Of Poetry
1,483 wordsUnderstanding the Elegy: The Darkest Form of Poetry I would like to start by saying that elegy is a mournful or plaintive poem; a funereal song; a poem of lamentation that was called forth by a decease of a close friend or relative as shown by a pathos style of mortality. Elegy from the Greek means funeral and mourn. One should not forget that the earliest Greek elegies which we know of today are not funeral, yet indeed show something of a primitive nature which relates to the burial ceremony. I...
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3 Rd Century Century Bc
1,125 wordsBuddhism is a religion and philosophy founded by Siddhartha Gautama in northeast India during the period from the late 6 th century to the early 4 th century BC. Spreading from India to Central and Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan, Buddhism has played an influential role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of much of the Eastern world. The Buddha, which means the " Enlightened One, " died in northeastern India between 500 and 350 BC. According to tradition, his family na...
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3 Rd Century 2 000 Years
4,266 wordsGREEK Greek Literature Greek Literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato. A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspi...
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Nomadic Tribes Century Bc
3,422 wordsEarly Cross-Culture Settlement On Northern Black Sea Early Cross-Culture Settlement On Northern Black Sea Early Cross-Culture Settlement on the Northern Black Sea Coast Scyles was a Scythian prince who led a double life. He was a prince of the Scythian nomads who controlled a large area surrounding the Greek colonies on the northern Black Sea coast. But like all great Greek plays, his story is a tragedy. Scyles was fascinated by the city of Olbia and the high culture of the Greeks. So he created...
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Ancient Egypt Century Bc
5,356 wordsThe civilization of ancient Egypt is significant in several ways. Together with those of Mesopotamia, India, and China, it was one of the earliest civilizations, and it is perhaps the best example of continuous cultural evolution based on internal stimuli, rather than the complex mix of internal and external factors found, for example, in Mesopotamia. Egyptian influence on other peoples was also significant. Its hieroglyphic writing system and other cultural elements were adapted by ancient king...
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Choral Ode Hero Odysseus
2,567 wordsThe Golden Age of Greece The ancient statues and pottery of the Golden Stone Age of Greece were much advanced in spectacular ways. The true facts of Zeus main reason for his statue. The great styles of the Kouros and the Kore. The story of The Blinding of Polyphemus, along with the story of Cyclops. The Dori and Ionic column stone temples that were built in Greece that had an distinctive look. The true colors of the vase, Aryballos. The vase that carried liquids from one place to another. The Ly...
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5 Th Century Bc Aristotle Believed
1,505 wordsGreek vase painting is one of the only surviving visual arts that we have that could possibly lead to historical connotations. Aristotle provides us with a particular way of viewing art that leads to an understanding of their time. Aristotle believed that Greek playwrights should write their plays with contemporary and local situations in mind, and by this they would gain the audience of posterity by virtue of universalizing their stories. I hope to illustrate Aristotle s Poetics through several...
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Kung Fu Han Dynasty
2,615 wordsConfucianism is, and has been for over 25 centuries, the dominant philosophical system in China and the guiding light in almost every aspect of Chinese life. Confucius and his disciples traveled all throughout China in an attempt to convert rulers to the Confucian belief system. (author unknown, Confucianism). Originally one of several rival teachings during the Choudynasty (1027 256 BC), it wasnt widely accepted at first but, by the 2 nd century BC, had become the official creed of China (Benet...
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17 Th Century 19 Th Century
2,992 wordsHistory of Math Mathematics, study of relationships among quantities, magnitudes, and properties and of logical operations by which unknown quantities, magnitudes, and properties may be deduced. In the past, mathematics was regarded as the science of quantity, whether of magnitudes, as in geometry, or of numbers, as in arithmetic, or of the generalization of these two fields, as in algebra. Toward the middle of the 19 th century, however, mathematics came to be regarded increasingly as the scien...
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19 Th Century 17 Th Century
4,866 wordsMathematics, study of relationships among quantities, magnitudes, and properties and of logical operations by which unknown quantities, magnitudes, and properties may be deduced. In the past, mathematics was regarded as the science of quantity, whether of magnitudes, as in geometry, or of numbers, as in arithmetic, or of the generalization of these two fields, as in algebra. Toward the middle of the 19 th century, however, mathematics came to be regarded increasingly as the science of relations,...
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8 Th Century Century Bc
1,161 wordsJudaism, the religious culture of the Jews, claims over fourteen million followers throughout the world. It is the oldest living religion in the Western world. Historically, Judaism served as the model for Christianity and Islam, the other two great monotheistic religions, which together with Judaism claims half the world s population as followers. The basic source of Jewish belief is the Hebrew Bible (called the Old Testament by Christians) especially its first five books called the Torah or th...
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