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Rome's Legacy

terrified of the retribution that followed delinquent taxation, the Roman period was one that reflected a considerably negative le...

Ancient Rome, Family, and Marriage

ghost stories and one even entailed the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (2001). Included are a wide array of characters inclusive of the ...

The 12 Caesars by Suetonius

In three pages this paper examines elitism and patriarchal concepts as they relate to the society of ancient Rome featured in The ...

Ancient Rome and Divorce

In ten pages the various types of marriages and divorces that existed during the time of Ancient Rome are examined in terms of cha...

Christian Theology and Greek Culture

In ten pages this research paper investigates how Christian theology and thought were influenced by the culture of ancient Greece....

Ancient Greek Literature Compared with the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe

In eight pages Homer's 'The Odyssey' and Sophocles' 'Oedipus Rex' are compared with Poe's 'Ms. Found in a Bottle' and 'The Purloin...

Explaining What Cannot Be Explained Through Mythology

In five pages this research paper examines the social function of mythology with the emphasis being on the myths of ancient Greece...

Socioeconomic System Origins

if one takes an honest look at what has occurred throughout political history. Aristotle considered the primary principles of pol...

Greek Athletics and the Diadumenos of Polykleitos

In 6 pages this paper examines how important athletics were in ancient Greece in a sculptural consideration of the Polykleitos can...

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles and Motifs of Sight, Blindness, Darkness, and Light

In 5 pages the recurrences of these motifs in the dramas of ancient Greece are examined in this work by Sophocles. There are 3 so...

Ancient World and Art

called herself the Goddess (1989). In ancient Egypt it seemed as if dynastic power had passed through females even when the Pharao...

Lysistrata and Pleasure

or reader cannot help but smile when Lysistrata demands the women repeat the oath: "To husband or lover Ill not open my thighs th...

Contemporary Product Name and the Greek God Apollo

their strong financial record demonstrates a doubling in their enrollments and their gross revenues between 1995 and 1999 (Company...

Greek Plays and the Use of Messengers

In twelve pages this research paper examines how messengers were used in the plays of ancient Greece. Eight sources are cited in ...

Epic Heroes Gilgamesh and Hercules and Violence

In ten pages this paper discusses how violence is portrayed in the heroic epics of ancient Greece and Mesopotamia. Six sources ar...

Ancient Athens and Democracy

became the law of the land (Rempel). While such a system may seem chaotic, and perhaps even very close to...

Tom Morris's If Aristotle Ran General Motors

happens, people fail to achieve happiness and feel only increased levels of stress (Morris, 1997). If businesses incorporated Ar...

Past and Present Definitions of Hero

rap artists came to be regarded as heroes by many. With the tragic events of September 11, 2001, however, we have once again com...

Ancient Greeks and Politics

basically a war between Athens and Sparta (Thucydides, 1881). This came about as a result of the growth of the Athenian Empire, a...

Ancient Greek Civilization Aspects Glimpsed in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

the defeat of Troy and it is about the adventures of Odysseus, king of Ithaca and throughout his travels, the story "provides a pi...

An Ethical Exploration

come forth (Honderich, 1995). The Epicureans and Stoics had played an important role in the philosophical tradition (1995). Epicur...

Ancient Greek Women and the Effects of Medicine, Law, and Architecture

of Greek culture to glean hints as to how a woman interacted in this male-dominated world....

Greek Society and Cultural Values

they know was agreed upon in full assembly; and should it be decided that this is not so, the poor have discovered a hundred excus...

Past Cultures and Societies' Sex Scandals

occurred throughout political history. Numerous American presidents have deceived their wives and, therefore, their country...

Greek Styles of Government and the Film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

relationship between a city or Nations government and a person is much like that of a parent/child relationship. The state nurture...

Ancient Greece and Women's Roles

Artemis, and her hair was cut. For the next several months the bride was taught the domestic duties she would perform for the rest...

Edith Hamilton's Mythology

Chaos. Gaea, the first Titan, was the earth, itself. After she emerged from the Chaos, she gave birth to her own consort, Uranus, ...

The Ancient Indus and Egyptian Civilizations

extant of the distinctive grey geometric ware produced in Crete during this period. Towards...

Democracy of Ancient Greece

In this paper consisting of five pages the development of democracy in ancient Greece is considered in terms of the evolution of i...

Western Culture and Greek Civilization's Impact

In fifteen pages this research paper examines Western culture in terms of the impact of ancient Greece regarding principles of dem...