Essay on the Greek God Hades The Greek God I chose to do was Hades, also called Pluto (Roman Name), ruled the underworld. According to myth Hades parents were Kronos and Rhea, making him Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon’s brother. Hades came from the first generation of Olympian gods. Persephone, Hades’s bride to be was seized by her lover but later fell madly in love. Thus making her the Queen of the underworld. Hades had curly hair, and a beard. He had a thick mustache. Hardly...
Geography of Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt was divided into two primary sections known as Upper and Lower Egypt. Lower Egypt is north of Upper Egypt. The Mediterranean Sea borders it to the north. The Nile River breaks up into tributaries in Lower Egypt and they mostly empty into the Mediterranean Sea. One branch goes to the Gulf of Suez. Lower Egypt is greener and less dry. It was known as the Nile Delta where crops grew easily and there was much wild life. The Nile River would go...
Alexander the Great's Lasting Legacy Legend has it that there is a knot in the city of Gordium which is impossible to undo. An ancient prophecy said that whoever could untie this Gordion knot would become the ruler of Asia. According to the story, while Alexander was in Gordium he found a wagon with an ox yoke tied by a tight, complex knot. Alexander first tried to untie the knot, but was unsuccessful. He then drew his sword and cut it in a single stroke. On July 26, 356 BCE, the...
The Beliefs and Process of Mumification in Egypt In ancient Egypt, life after death was an enormous part of the Egyptian life. The Egyptians believed that life after death was the greatest accomplishment of all, and with this belief the people of Egypt would spend most of there time preparing for the cross-over between life and death. In preparation for the cross over people would spend hours of time and large amounts of money to ensure that they will have a good mummification process and...
Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt To every Egyptian death was seen as a desirable transformation, ‘the passage of the true eternal life’ (Guide to The Valley of The Kings page 159, 1996). Death in no instance was considered a tragedy or an end but as a welcomed transition into the Afterlife. As death was of such an importance it was necessary that great care be taken for a smooth transition to immortality, this is a major reason that the Pharaohs contents of the tomb were of such...
The Different uses of Choruses in Ancient Greek Drama The chorus in ancient Greek drama has always been misunderstood. From chanting, to ritual singing, to mask wearing and dancing, it has always been seen to be so different then what we are used to now when we attend a drama. Although, the chorus was the nucleus form which tragedy evolved and had a central place in the drama throughout classical times. In the beginning a tragic chorus consisted of 12 to 15 choreuts (dancers), who were...
In Homer's Odyssey, the great protagonist is Odysseus, a man who departed from his home to fight the Trojan War and who comes back after twenty years to find his household overtaken by lofty and contemptuous suitors courting his wife Penelope against her will. Throughout his journey, this rich and complex character battles life's temptations towards purification, since he must overcome his sins and flaws in order to obtain redemption from the gods, thus returning home to his throne on the...
1. The rise of the Egyptian empire During 12,000 B.C. early hunter-gatherers had appeared to have moved into the Nile River Valley. Through time, these groups turned to farming and formed settlements along the river. This was the beginning of the Ancient Egyptian empire. Throughout this empire many scientific advancements were made in mathematics and science alike. Many monuments were built in Giza and Luxor that still stand as monuments in the eternal desert sands today. In this period of...
Rome’s colossal architecture spanned three continents and unleashed the power and promise of the world’s most technologically advanced civilization. While the Romans dominated the landscape with massive feats of destruction, they were ultimately powerless to prevent their own self-destruction. March 15, 44 B.C. Julius Caesar dies. As a general, he more than doubled the Empire. As a politician, he rose to power as an emperor and established an empire that would last for centuries. ...
Meaning Behind Greek Godess Names Many times a person’s character and or personality can be revealed through the meaning of their names. Some names reveal innocence, goodness and intelligence, while others reveal vindictiveness, evil and sneakiness. Three goddesses’ names that reveal vindictiveness, evil and sneakiness are Hera, Medea and Ishtar. Hera was the wife and sister of Zeus, as well as the goddess of marriage. Hera was extremely vindictive and spiteful. Hera was...