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  • Cleopatra - 1,838 words
    Cleopatra Cleopatra was queen of Egypt, last ruler of the dynasty founded by Ptolemy, a Macedonian general of Alexander the Great, who took Egypt as his share in dividing Alexanders empire. Her capital, Alexander, founded by Alexander the Great, was the center of Hellenistic Greek culture of the world at that time, as well as a great commercial center. Although she imagined as a "beautiful and glamorous woman today, she was not very attractively depicted on ancient coins, having a long hook nose, and masculine features" (Flamarion 181). She deemed to be a strong-willed Macedonian queen who was brilliant and dreamed of a greater world empire. Highly intelligent, this shrewd politician almost ...
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  • Shakespeares Antony And Cleopatra - 663 words
    ShakespeareS Antony And Cleopatra Nature, described as mysterious and secretive, is a recurrent theme throughout Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Cleopatra, the ill-fated queen of Egypt, is both mysterious and secretive, and her emotional power is above and beyond nature's great strength. Whether described in a positive or in a negative manner, both nature and Cleopatra are described as being "great natural forces." Throughout the first act, the two are compared and contrasted by various characters in the play. The first act, set in Alexandria, Egypt, sets the stage for the play and presents the majority of the actors. Scene two introduces one of the major themes of the play, Nature. This ...
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  • The Role Of Enobarbus In Acts I And Ii Of Antony And Cleopatra - 889 words
    The Role of Enobarbus in Acts I and II of Antony and Cleopatra In Shakespeares tragedy/history/Roman play Antony and Cleopatra, we are told the story of two passionate and power-hungry lovers. In the first two Acts of the play we are introduced to some of the problems and dilemmas facing the couple (such as the fact that they are entwined in an adulterous relationship, and that both of them are forced to show their devotion to Caesar). Along with being introduced to Antony and Cleopatras strange love affair, we are introduced to some interesting secondary characters. One of these characters is Enobarbus. Enobarbus is a high-ranking soldier in Antonys army who it seems is very close to his co ...
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  • 13 Were The Elizabethans More Bloodthirsty Or Tolerant Of - 1,210 words
    ... repulsiveness. His is a Dionysianism so passionately self-serving, so deliberate if not cold-blooded, that, corrosive rather than life-giving like the Dionysian at its best, it turns all not only to destruction but to cheapness, ignominy, pointlessness. -Theodore Weiss, The Breath of Clowns and Kings, 1974 - The great stories of murder are about men who could not have done it but who did. They are not murderers, they are men. And their stories will be better still when they are excellent men; not merely brilliant and admirable, but also, in portions of themselves which we infer rather than see. Richard is never quite human enough. The spectacle over which he presides with his bent back a ...
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  • Alexander The Great - 1,372 words
    Alexander The Great Alexander the Great was a man with no equal in History. He was one of the most important forces known to man. Alexander the Great then crossed the Hellespoint, which is now called the Dardanelles and, as head of a Greek army undertook the war on Persia that his father had been planning. The march he had begun was to be one of the greatest in history. Alexander was one of the biggest influenced on people of all time and one of the most powerful personalities. He really molded people into acting the correct way. He brought people together and showed them how to live better. He defiantly changed the lives of many. Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC Philip his father was ...
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  • Ancient History - 1,386 words
    Ancient History Tombs and Temples What are some major architectural structures of Ancient Egypt? There are many amazing sites of architecture in Egypt from ancient times. Many have been discovered, but there are still ones being discovered and excavated today. Pyramids, tombs, and temples are the main structures still standing that can be seen today. The first tombs of the pharaohs were large, unimpressive, bunker affairs called mastabas. A mastaba (Arabic for"bench") is a low rectangular structure which was built over a shaft which descended to the burial location. They were made from sun dried mud bricks and most have long since crumbled to dust. This all changed around 2630 BC with the cr ...
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  • Arcadia - 1,400 words
    Arcadia Throughout the play Arcadia by Tom Stoppard there is a distinct difference between the characters who have a science background and those who do not. One of the recurring themes is that those characters and actions of those characters which are against science often lead to conflict and disaster. Even those characters that are of logical thinking for the most part are prone to disaster when they let go of this rational thinking and give in to their irrational side. Bernard is a main character who is not a scientist and has basically no scientific background. From the moment he is introduced, he is portrayed as eccentric and odd. Here Bernard is described for the first time: Bernard, ...
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  • Cleopatras Presence At The River Of Cydnus Left An Outstanding Effect On The Common People Of Egypt All Men And Boys Could No - 331 words
    Cleopatras presence at the river of Cydnus left an outstanding effect on the common people of Egypt. All men and boys could not help but be attracted to her. Cleopatras beauty and wealth are told to be of great prosperity. When Cleopatra was near, everything was said to seem more beautiful than before, yet the setting was still incomparable to that beauty of her own. Her simple presence would change the mood of any person and leave such a memorable feeling of beauty to whatever place she would come across. When the commoners of Egypt first saw Cleopatras barge entering the docks of Cydnus, they gawked at such splendiferous items as the large purple sails, and the oars of silver. Those purple ...
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  • Dantes Inferno - 1,469 words
    Dante's Inferno What Dante Gains By Going Through Hell The Inferno is a work full of imagery that describes the horrors of hell through the words of the author. What does Dante gain by all of this by taking himself through such an experience? I believe Dante gains three elements of life. The character Dante gains two of these and they are confidence and a clarification of his faith. The author Dante gains the last element, which is a release from his own personal hell of isolation. In the beginning, we see Dante as a somewhat scared and untrusting individual. He questions his worthiness and purpose several times. As Virgil leads Dante though hell, Dante becomes less scared and more trusting ...
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  • Edward Devere Earl Of Oxford - 345 words
    Edward Devere - Earl Of Oxford Edward DeVere - Earl of Oxford 1. Was DeVere an aristocrat or a writer? Writing was not a "proper" this for a gentleman/ aristocrat to do. No courtiers were allowed to write poetry. Because of this rule supposedly many men decided upon a pen name however, running against this rule most aristocrats did publish work throwing out oxfords need for a pen name. Therefore if DeVere did write the famous Shakespearean works the author would be known as DeVere rather than Shakespeare. 2. When did DeVere die? DeVere died in 1604 before the first staging of many of the Shakespearean plays such as; King Lear, MacBeth, Anthony and Cleopatra, Timon of Athens, Coriolanus, Peri ...
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  • Egypt Revealed - 464 words
    Egypt Revealed 1) What are mummies? A mummy is a preserved body that has been prepared for thousands of years. 2) How are mummies made? The ancient Egyptians used to mummify people by this process. They first removed their brains with a hook through their nostrils. They then proceeded to take out all the internal organs of the mummy, except for the liver and the heart. After, this they filled the empty insides up with sawdust or linen pads. Next, they cut a hole on the side of the body and filled the body up with an embalming fluid. Finally, they wrapped the mummy in cloth and placed the mummy in a sarcophagus that was shaped like a human. 3) Are mummies still made today? Mummies are not mad ...
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  • Glatiator - 272 words
    Glatiator Review by Susan Granger 3 Stars out of 4 Copyright 2000 Susan Granger Are you not entertained? charismatic Russell Crowe roars scornfully to the cheering crowd in the Roman Colosseum. Certainly there hasn't been this kind of awesome sword-and-sandals spectacle since Spartacus, Ben-Hur and Cleopatra. Set in 180 A.D., Crowe plays Maximus, a Roman general who promises his aging mentor, Caesar Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) that, as his appointed successor, he will return power to the Senate, thus restoring the Republic. That infuriates Caesar's evil, envious son, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), who becomes Emperor and orders Maximus' execution. But Maximus escapes, becomes a slave and ...
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  • John - 1,352 words
    John Dryden John Dryden was England's most outstanding and controversial writer for the later part of the seventeenth century, dominating the literary world as a skilled and versatile dramatist, a pioneer of literary criticism, and a respected writer of the Restoration period. With Dryden's great literary and critical influence on the English society during the Restoration period he has made a name for himself, which will be studied and honored for years to come. John Dryden was born in Northamptonshire, in 1631. His parents were Erasmus Dryden and Mary Pickery. They were both from wealthy and respected families in Northamptonshire. The Drydens were known for wisdom and great tradition all o ...
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  • Julius Caesar - 1,037 words
    ... ouragement. Cowards die many times before their deaths," are among the words that Shakespeares puts into his mouth,"the valiant taste of death but once." If we would read the histlry of those years of almost constant campaigning, from 58 to 49 B.C., where better than in those memories of Caesars own writting, that are among the materpieces of latin lierature. Of course interest to us in 55 B.C. when the Roman expeditionary forces sailed from Boulogne and the men got ashore on the coast at Deal. This first invasion was nothing more than a reconnaissance, and after three weeks Casear went back across the Channel. But in the summer of the next year he returned, and this time he penetrated a ...
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  • Julius Caesar - 1,037 words
    ... ragement. Cowards die many times before their deaths," are among the words that Shakespeares puts into his mouth,"the valiant taste of death but once." If we would read the histlry of those years of almost constant campaigning, from 58 to 49 B.C., where better than in those memories of Caesars own writting, that are among the materpieces of latin lierature. Of course interest to us in 55 B.C. when the Roman expeditionary forces sailed from Boulogne and the men got ashore on the coast at Deal. This first invasion was nothing more than a reconnaissance, and after three weeks Casear went back across the Channel. But in the summer of the next year he returned, and this time he penetrated as ...
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  • Julius Caesar Was Born On The Thirteenth Day Of The Month Quintilis In The Year Of 100 Bc His Full Name Was Gaius Julius Caes - 1,578 words
    Julius Caesar was born on the thirteenth day of the month Quintilis in the year of 100 BC. His full name was Gaius Julius Caesar, the same as his father's. Gaius was his given name and Julius was his surname. He was a strong political and military leader who changed the history of the Greco-Roman world. This paper will answer the following questions: What happened during his early political career? How did he become a strong dictator of the Roman Empire? What events led up to the making of the first triumvirate? What happened during his reign as dictator of Rome? What events led up to his assassination? Julius Caesar is probably the most famous leader in history. (Grant, table of dates p.1, ...
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  • Julius Ceasar - 1,039 words
    ... of encouragement. Cowards die many times before their deaths, are among the words that Shakespeares puts into his mouth,the valiant taste of death but once. If we would read the histlry of those years of almost constant campaigning, from 58 to 49 B.C., where better than in those memories of Caesars own writting, that are among the materpieces of latin lierature. Of course interest to us in 55 B.C. when the Roman expeditionary forces sailed from Boulogne and the men got ashore on the coast at Deal. This first invasion was nothing more than a reconnaissance, and after three weeks Casear went back across the Channel. But in the summer of the next year he returned, and this time he penetrate ...
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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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  • Perfume History - 1,692 words
    Perfume History The human use of scents, aromas and fragrances has its origins lost in ancient times. Why, when and how people first started to prepare them may never be known, but archeological findings, early written texts and oral tradition show that the history of aromas goes deep back in time. Early civilizations offered scent flowers, herbs and resins in worship of their Gods. When burned, some plants released stronger aromas and scented smoke fires became part of religious rituals, a mystical mean of communication between heaven and earth, a tradition followed by many religions until present day. When looking back into history, many agree that the Egyptians, during Queen Sheba's rule, ...
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  • Queen Elizabeths Lasting Effect On Theater - 1,911 words
    Queen Elizabeths Lasting Effect On Theater Queen Elizabeth came to be known as one of the greatest rulers of the English empire. Under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, a more efficient government was created. The church was unified, the English empire was expanded, and language, literature, and theater flourished to a greatness that would be impossible for almost any other period of English history, or any other European empire, for that matter, to match. Although there was a great rise in literature,it was theater that catapulted to greatness during Elizabeth's reign. Out of Elizabeth's era came Elizabethan theater. Elizabethan theater has such a variety of topics, that would make it virtual ...
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