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  • Augustus - 898 words
    Augustus Augustus Gaius Julius Octavius Augustus was born plain Gaius Octavius at Rome on September 23rd. His father was the first in the family to become senator, but died when Octavian was only four years old. It was his mother who had the more distinguished connection. She was the daughter of Julia, sister to Julius Caesar. He was short in Stature, and well proportioned. His body however was covered in spots and he had many birthmarks scattered over his chest and belly. As for character it is said that he was cruel when he was young, but became better when he good older. He was tolerant of criticism and possessed a good sense of humor. Although unfaithful to his wife Livia Drusilla, he re ...
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  • Augustus Of Prima Porta - 1,158 words
    Augustus Of Prima Porta Since its discovery on 20 April 1963, the sculpture Augustus of Prima Porta (fig. 1) has been the subject of much scholarly discussion. Found in a rural villa near Prima Porta (fig. 2), the statue has resulted in an almost unparalleled generation of literature.1 The marble sculpture is probably a copy of a now-lost bronze statue which was made shortly after 22 BCthe exact location for this original has been a question of speculation; the sanctuary of Athena at Pergamum is one of many suggestions.2 Octavian became Augustus Caesar in 27 BC after an elaborate public show of resignation and humility.3 (Augustus was a religious title meaning "revered" which the Roman peopl ...
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  • Caesar Augustus - 621 words
    Caesar Augustus Caesar Augustus the nephew of Julius Caesar became the sole emperor of Rome, after Juliuss assassination and now he is going to take over Rome but the only problem is that Romes power was divided between three people Julius Caesar and Marc Antony and Lepidus. Now Octavian has a real difficult task ahead of him he now has turn Rome back to the way it was with out offending anyone. The government of Rome stands as t is with out political say so. Octavian is going to turn Rome back into a political form of government in which was a tradition in Rome where the senate held the power in Rome. The Romans claimed that the gods gave ther form of government to them. Then the authority ...
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  • Garret Augustus Morgan Was Born On March 4, 1877 He Was The Seventh Of Eleven Children Born To The Morgan Family In Paris, Ke - 496 words
    Garret Augustus Morgan was born on March 4, 1877. He was the seventh of eleven children born to the Morgan family in Paris, Kentucky. As a young boy Morgan was very creative. Morgan taught himself after he left school. After he dropped out of fifth grade, he left home at the age of fourteen for Cleveland. Despite no formal education Morgan became a very successful man. He has created many inventions that have improved the lives of everyone. His inventions range from hair products, to gas masks, to his most famous-the traffic light. When Morgan moved to Cleveland he developed and patented the first chemical hair straitner. This provided Mr. Morgan with financial comfort and stability. As a re ...
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  • Octavian Augustus - 1,147 words
    Octavian Augustus Octavian Augustus By Derek Jeter Octavian Augustus (63 B.C.E-14 AD) is known as the first, and one of the greatest, Roman Emperors ever. Octavian enabled the long, peaceful time of the Pax Romana by changing Rome from a fragile, crumbling republican government to a mighty empire. Octavians government was strong enough to withstand weak emperors who mismanaged the Empire. His changes proved to be the cornerstone of the greatest empire the world has ever seen. During the Conflict of Orders, the lower class Romans, or plebeians, forced the upper class Romans, known as patricians, to give them more rights and liberties (Hadas 1969). The Republican government in Rome was establi ...
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  • Octavian Augustus - 1,154 words
    ... the naval battle of Actium and became sole ruler of Rome. He returned to Rome in 29 B.C.E and celebrated his recent victories against Antony. Although Octavian insisted that he had restored the Republic, Rome had finally become an empire. It was too large to be ruled by a group of people; it needed a strong central authority that could make quick, efficient decisions. In 27 B.C.E, Octavian made a bold and clever political move by declaring the Republican Government restored (Nardo 1994). To the public, this sounded sincere, but it was really a ploy to gain more power. He immediately offered to resign from the position of consul, but the Senate, instead of accepting his offer, decided to ...
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  • A History Of Christianity In Egypt - 1,119 words
    A History of Christianity in Egypt A History of Christianity in Egypt The history of Christianity in Egypt dates back verily to the beginnings of Christianity itself. Many Christians hold that Christianity was brought to Egypt by the Apostle Saint Mark in the early part of the first century AD. Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea, in his Ecclesiastic History states that Saint Mark first came to Egypt between the first and third year of the reign of Emperor Claudius, which would make it sometime between AD 41 and 44, and that he returned to Alexandria some twenty years later to preach and evangelize. Saint Mark's first convert in Alexandria was Anianus, a shoemaker who later was consecrated a bishop ...
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  • A History Of Christianity In Egypt - 1,135 words
    ... s the Thracian) however, responded by increasing persecutions in his territory of Egypt. The story is told that once before the Battle of Milvian Bridge (by which Constantine took complete control of the Western Empire) when the odds were greatly against him, Constantine beseeched God for help, praying in the Christian fashion, and won the day. He later adopted the Chi-Rho, a stylized monogram of the first letters of "Christus," as his standard, and led his armies to victory after victory. Because of this, Constantine was even more well-disposed towards the Christians, though he himself was not baptized a Christian until his deathbed. In 313 together with Licinius, the eastern Augustus, ...
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  • Acts And Theophilus - 5,222 words
    ... Luke, went northward through Macedonia. Whilst the vessel which conveyed the rest of the party sailed from Troas to Assos, Paul gained some time by making the journey by land. At Assos he went on board again. Coasting along by Mitylene, Chios, Samos and Trogyllium, they arrived at Miletus. At Miletus, however there was time to send to Ephesus, and the elders of the church were invited to come down to him there. This meeting is made the occasion for recording another characteristic and representative address of St. Paul. The course of the voyage from Miletas was by Coos and Rhodes to Patara, and from Patara in another vessel past Cyprus to Tyre. Here Paul and his company spent seven days. ...
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  • Ares God - 1,169 words
    Ares God My report is on Ares. He is the god of war and violence and in Norse mythology he was the god of war, violence, and justice. He was the son of Zeus and Hera. His weapon of choice was a spear because it was magical. The magical part of it was he could summon it by call it and the other part of it was if it targeted some one it followed it until it killed it. Among the deities associated with Ares were his consort, Aphrodite, goddess of love, and such minor deities as Deimos (Fear) and Phobos (Rout), who accompanied him in battle. The Roman god Mars, with whom Ares was identified, was the father of Romulus and Remus, the mythological founders of Rome. Thus he was more important to the ...
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  • Caligula - 1,134 words
    Caligula As most of the emperors of ancient Rome were given different names then the names they had at birth Caligula was no different. Caligula's real name was Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus and he was born at Antium, 25 miles from Rome, in 12 AD Gaius was a turning point in the history of the Principate, but he also was the one emperor from the Julio-Claudian dynasty who was very poorly documented. ( Bibliography # 2). Gaius was born on August 31, 12 AD to Germanicus; Augustus' adopted grandson, and Agrippina Senior, Augustus' granddaughter. Gaius was the third of six children, the youngest son, and accompanied his parents on many military campaigns. As a baby his parents would dress him ...
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  • Caligula: The Madness Of A Goat - 1,117 words
    Caligula: The Madness of a Goat Many studies have been made on the emperor Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, or "Caligula." He was professed to be the maddest, and cruelest of all Roman emperors. As emperor, Caligula put the imperial treasury in severe debt, performed acts of insanity, and committed scandalous sexual acts. The ludicrous deeds he participated in, and carried out left the Roman Empire in infamy. During the reign of Tiberius, the captain of his bodyguards Sejanus began a campaign of extreme and devious means. He desired the Roman throne and so, started to eliminate his competition. The first to go was Drusus, Tiberiuss heir. Sejanus then took out other key contenders for the th ...
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  • Caligula: The Madness Of A Goat - 1,131 words
    ... crossing, he ordered them to collect sea shells. Since only a few ships were available, Caligula took a pleasure cruise and ordered the generals to withdraw" (Lissner Higham 5 97). Tiberius, however incompetent he had been, had been a frugal emperor. Caligulas extravagance left the empire in terribly deep debt. "He introduced all possible forms of taxation and rich people who had involuntarily willed him their restates were murdered" (Gaius "Caligula" of Rome). "He proclaimed himself the heir to the richest men in the land" (Lissner 97). Yes, the man was quite insane. On one occasion "he summoned three ex-consuls to his palace at midnight. He told the men to take their places on stage. ...
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  • Catherin The Great - 1,765 words
    Catherin The Great Catherine the Great: Empress of Russia, (1762-1796) History 120, Section 4 Russell Smith Dr. Homer December 2, 1999 One of the most interesting, hard-working and powerful people to grace the pages of history during the eighteenth century was Catherine II, Empress of Russia. Historians have not always been so kind to her memory, and all too often one reads accounts of her private life, ignoring her many achievements. The stories of her love affairs have been overly misinterpreted and can be traced to a handful of French writers in the years immediately after Catherine's death, when Republican France was fighting for its life against a coalition that included Russia. Catheri ...
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  • Charles Lindenburgh - 1,067 words
    Charles Lindenburgh Charles Lindbergh One of the greatest heroes the world has ever known Charles Augustus Lindbergh. He is most famous for his transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh acquired great fame for doing good will tours in Latin America. Other than politicians and war heroes no one has yet quite matched his fame. He was a genus when it came to aviation and mechanics. He advised the making and design of several planes from ones made of wood and wire to supersonic jets. He helped several countries and airlines by giving them advise on their air fleets. He wrote several documents of his journeys and of his life. Charles Lindbergh entered this world on February 4, 1902 i ...
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  • Charles Lindenburgh - 1,062 words
    ... ld not even be executed under the felony murder doctrine because kidnapping was not a felony in New Jersey. However the public and prosecutors wanted the death penltity so Hauptmann was convicted of breaking an entry and stealing pajamas, which is a felony in New Jersey. This allowed him to be executed under the felony murder doctrine. This cased caused a new federal law to come into effect and it is called the Lindbergh Law making kidnapping a federal offense if the victim is taken across state lines or the United States Postal Service was used to mail a ransom letter. In June 1936 Charles Lindbergh was invited to see the Germans air force establishment and give his opinion about it. Wh ...
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  • Constantine The Great Mini Biography - 357 words
    Constantine The Great - Mini Biography Constantine the Great - mini biography by Justin Woodson Throughout history there are pivotal men and women whose actions are so significant that looking back history may have been unrecognizably different without them. These men and women can be tremendously virtuous or tremendously evil (or somewhere in between). yet their mark on history is indelible. Names of such people include Attila the Hun, Adol-ph Hitler, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon Bonaparte, and many more. For this article I'll focus on Con-stantine the Great (ruled 307-337 AD), or more for-mally, Imperator Caesar Flavius Constantinus Pius Felix Invictus Augustus (whew. a mouthful). One of Cons ...
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  • Constantine Was Born At Naissus In The Province Of Moesia Superior On February 27, 272 Or 273 Constantius, Constantine's F - 1,029 words
    Constantine was born at Naissus in the province of Moesia Superior on February 27, 272 or 273. Constantius, Constantine's father, was a military officer. Constantine's mother's name was Helena and was known to be a humble person. Throughout his life, Constantine proved himself to the Roman people. On March 1st of 293, he exceeded the rank of Caesar. Shortly after, he married Theodora, the daughter of Maximian. When Diocletian retired on May 1st of 305, Constantine made the rank of Augustus. In 306, when Constantine's father Constantius Chlorus died, Constantine was announced Augustus by his troops at York. Galerius (Constantine's opponent) refused to accept Constantine. This didn't last long ...
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  • Crusades - 1,040 words
    Crusades In the Middle Ages, Christians considered Palestine the Holy Land because it was where Jesus had lived and taught. The Arabs had conquered Palestine in the 600s. Most Arabs were Muslims, but they usually tolerated other religions. Jews and Christians who paid their taxes and observed other regulations were free to live in Palestine and practice their own religion. The Arab rulers didnt usually interfere with Christian pilgrims visiting Palestine, and European traders could generally do business there. During the 1000s the Seljuk Turks, people from central Asia who had adopted the Muslim faith, conquered Palestine and attacked Asia Minor, which was part of the Byzantine Empire. When ...
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  • Crusades - 489 words
    Crusades The Crusades were Europe's version for "holy wars" during the Middle Ages. The official First Crusade began in 1096-1099. The First Crusade conquered a strip of land along the eastern coast of the Mediteranean about 500 miles long and averaging 40 miles wide. This European foothold in the Middle East was divided into four little kingdoms; the county of edessa, the Principality of Antioch, the County of Tripoli and the kingdom of Jerusalem this kingdoms were ruled by the Muslims soon recognized and began to reconquer this territory. The Second Crusade started in 1147-1149. The Christian forces in the Holy Land grew weak. In 1144, the Turks conquered the county of Edessa. The threat t ...
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