Historic Accounts of Socrates It is difficult to give an account of the real Socrates with total confidence because he wrote nothing and we are dependent on sources which are not at all impartial. For example, the Clouds of Aristophanes presents a hostile view prevalent among the Athenian populace during the last quarter of the fifth century. On the other hand, we have two apologies3 for the life of Socrates written sometime in the years immediately following his death by two younger...
8 July 2002 WAR FROM ROME TO THE FALL OF FEUDALISM The Roman Empire that was created through the exploits of Alexander the Great was to big to manage as one and was split into two east and west empires that mirrored each other politically, but not religiously. The Byzantine Empire, eastern Rome, established its capital at Constantinople in 330 A.D. founded by Constantine and the Orthodox Christianity severed its ties from the Church of Rome. The Byzantium Empire surrounded its capital...
The Story of Cleopatra in Ancient Egypt Cleopatra was determined to preserve Egypt. Her personal ambitions will show her unwavering love, compassion, and commitment to making Egypt one of the greatest empires man has ever known. Her contributions to Egypt and the world have continued to be discussed and debated over the years. Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C. in Alexandria, Egypt. Her father King Ptolemy XII had five other children, Cleopatra VI, Berenice IV, Arsinoe IV, Ptolemy XIII, and...
The Most Successful Early Roman Emperors Throughout the Roman Republic's early years , three powerful emperors brought changes and improvements that gained them respect and helped propel Rome on its high paced race to greatness. These men ruled differently in the areas of public and foreign policy and social cooperation. But, which one was the most successful? Augustus Octavian took the throne after Caesar's murder. He had been adopted by Caesar and , therefore , was willed the throne. ...
Greeks not only represented and defined love with countless tales of unpredictable journeys to the underworld and inconceivable myths of beautiful maidens, but they actually depict love as a sort of human being who portrays very lifelike qualities. They gave love a name as though it were real and then made stories or myths to account for and support their new beings life and abilities to affect our lives and those of others. In this essay, the five stories that will be used to help explain...
The Times of Julius Caesar According to Aristotle definition that said, “every tragedy involves a main character that has four main qualities,” Brutus was a tragic hero. Goodness is one of the main qualities. Tragic heroes that are good can arouse pity. Superiority is another main trait where characters that are greater or so supreme seem tragic in there own destruction. Another quality is a Tragic flaw where the tragic heroes make deadly errors in judgment that lead to their...
Zeus The Human Or Priam The God In Homer’s Iliad, Priam, the human King of Troy, and Zeus, the divine King of the gods, are only separated by the gift of immortality. Homer compares and contrasts these great kings to show the results of this gift. Zeus is less invincible and imperturbable than he should be for his divine status. Both the divine King of the gods and the human King of Troy have a weakness for their children, which brings the mighty immortal god to the down to level of...
The Great Pyramid of Giza History Contrary to the common belief, only the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), not all three Great Pyramids, is on top of the list of Wonders. The monument was built by the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu of the Fourth Dynasty around the year 2560 BC to serve as a tomb when he dies. The tradition of pyramid building started in Ancient Egypt as a sophistication of the idea of a mastaba or "platform" covering the royal tomb. Later, several stacked mastabas were used. Early...
PANCRATIUM is composed of ðÜí and êñÜôïò, and accordingly signifies an athletic game, in which all the powers of the fighter were called into action. The Pancratium was one of the games or gymnastic contests which were exhibited at all the great festivals of Greece; it consisted of boxing and wrestling ( µ and ðÜëç ), and was reckoned to be one of the heavy or hard exercises ( µ áñÝá or áñýôåñá ), on account of the violent exertions it required, and for this reason it was not much practised in...
The Ancient Egyptians had a specific social pyramid, consisting of Pharaohs at the top and pheasants, tomb builders and farmers at the bottom. The social pyramid had a definite effect on how people of different status lived. The population lived as stereotypical rich and poor people. The life of the poor man greatly differed from that of the nobles or the pharaoh. The poor man’s wife was the nurturer, the baker, the cook, the cleaner, and the washer. The wife had a few benefits...