Essays Tagged: "BCE"

Depictions of death: Beautiful and Heroic. "Laocoon and His Two Sons" by Hagesandros vs. "Fall of the Damned" by Peter Paul Rubens

and horrific.The first piece that I selected is a marble statue made in Hellenistic Greece (323-31 BCE.). It was sculpted by Hagesandros, Polydoros, and Athenodoros and is titled "Laocoon and His Two ...

(4 pages) 100 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

The History of Greek Theater

iety.The History of Greek TheaterTheater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroe ... ve eras of comedies as the genre progressed. Old comedy, which lasted from approximately 450 to 400 BCE, was performed at the festivals of Dionysus following the tragedies. There would be contests bet ...

(10 pages) 311 1 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Buddha's Four Noble Truths - A Logical Basis for a Philosophy

s Four Noble Truths:A Logical Basis for PhilosophyThe Buddha Shakyamuni was born in the 6th century BCE in the area presently known as Nepal. During his 80 year lifetime, he systematically developed a ...

(7 pages) 338 1 4.4 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Compare and Contrast ancient Civilizations in the lands surrounding the Mediterranean sea

imilarities, as well as the differences of these fascinating early civilizations.Approximately 5000 BCE civilization rose from disorder in Mesopotamia, the modern day area of Iran and Iraq, and formed ... tually crumbled only to rebuild again to fall to the Babylonians. Persia conquered the region in 539BCE and unified it once and for all.Contrasting Mesopotamia, Was the Egyptian civilization. Which ar ...

(10 pages) 406 0 3.7 May/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Comparing Taoism, Hinduism, and Shinto religions.

Taoism, Hinduism, and Shinto ReligionsTaoism began about 11 th century BCE in China. Lao Tzu which means the Old Boy, the Old Fellow, or the Grand Old Master, originated t ... re) and also in Africa and the Pacific Islands.Shinto's history is first known at about 7th century BCE in Japan. In the 7th century BC was when the first Japanese emperor was enthroned and the name S ...

(3 pages) 130 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

The Ancient Greeks in 400B.C.

The Ancient Greeks, who existed from around 400 BCE until the year 0, had many contributions to our society today. They affected our forms of govern ...

(1 pages) 71 0 2.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Homer and his impact on the Greek Culture

f Asia Minor, traditionally is described as blind and is believed to have lived in Ionia around 800 BCE. Of the true Homer, nothing is positively known. Arguments have long raged over whether his work ...

(2 pages) 70 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Biography of Pythagoras (Greek Philosopher and Mathematician)

Pythagoras (fl. 530 BCE) must have been one of the world's greatest men, but he wrote nothing, and it is hard to say how ...

(3 pages) 145 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Oriental Healing

(OM). OM was most influenced by the Taoists. These were a group of people living in Asia since 200 BCE. They separated themselves from society and moved to the mountains. Here they learned from the n ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Role of Women in Ancient Greek Art.

tant area of art.The time periods covered by this site include the following:*Bronze Age (3300-1050 BCE)*Dark Age (1050-750 BCE)*Archaic Age (750-479 BCE)*Classical Age (479-336 BCE)*Hellenistic Perio ... ge (1050-750 BCE)*Archaic Age (750-479 BCE)*Classical Age (479-336 BCE)*Hellenistic Period (336-168 BCE)Women had a different role in ancient Greek society than they do today. It also seems likely tha ...

(4 pages) 144 0 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Ancient Egypt.

re used for hunting. The first drawings of the invention of those weapons date back to 20th century BCE. The Egyptians were also the first to invent chariots with wheels and horses to pull and the pha ...

(1 pages) 90 1 3.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Zeus The Great God Of Mount Olympus.

hiped as a weather god by the Greek tribes. These people came southward from the Balkans circa 2100 BCE. He has always been associated as being a weather god, as his main attribute is the thunderbolt, ... attribute is the thunderbolt, he controlled thunder, lightning and rain. Theocritus wrote circa 265 BCE: "sometimes Zeus is clear, sometimes he rains". He is also known to have caused thunderstorms. I ...

(5 pages) 80 0 3.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Ancient means of maintaining societial order, confucian beliefs in china vs. hinduism in the indus valley.

rom the very earliest grouping of man, but did not reach a level of sophistication until around 500 BCE in the Indus valley and china. Through the ancient literature, Confucian philosophy in China and ... ife was dominated by the constant chaos created by the age of warring kingdoms, that was around 500 BCE. Thus, his philosophies revolve around bringing order to his chaotic surroundings. To do this Co ...

(5 pages) 71 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

A brief biography dating the major events in the life of Alexander the Great.

the vast quantity of folklore that surrounds his life.Alexander, was born on or around July 20, 356 BCE, in Pella. The exact date may have been created after the fact to match the date of the burning ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Old Testament.The Deuteronomist History 1&2.

From Deuteronomist History 1 and Deuteronomist History 2The period of 722-586 BCE was a time of Northern and Southern Kingdoms. A time of a continuous fight for power between kin ... ns and it was hard for them to abandon rituals of their forefathers.DH1 probably was written in 622 BCE and it culminates on Josiah primarily. Moreover, Davidic covenant is described here (2 Sam. 7). ... tion story of Genesis 1 in Jeremiah 4:23-26.The next edition of DH is DH2. It was written about 624 BCE and includes Solomonic covenant in 1 Kings 9:1-9. This is a conditional covenant because there a ...

(5 pages) 77 0 2.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

This explains the major religions, and their beliefs in Ancient India. It also explains about a ceremony that some Indian people do.

unded in Northern India by the Buddha, Siddhartha, Gaurama. Buddha was born in Lumbini at about 563 BCE. When he was about 20 years old, he went on a journey to seek the truth, leaving his wife and ch ... 20 years old, he went on a journey to seek the truth, leaving his wife and children behind. In 535 BCE, he assumed the title Buddha. He was also referred to as Sakyamuni. He died in his early 80's in ...

(2 pages) 44 0 2.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Gladiatorial contests.

at went with being a Roman. The Etruscans, who introduced this type of contest in the sixth century BCE, are credited with its development but it's the Romans who made it famous. A surviving feature o ... cal form. In these new surroundings they took root and flourished, as can be seen in fourth century BCE, tomb paintings. These pictures show helmeted gladiators carrying shields and lances, covered wi ...

(13 pages) 302 0 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Ancient Greece

A Comparative Essay Ancient Greece 950 BCE was a culture that took great pride in perfection, excellence and overall greatness. The people ...

(4 pages) 127 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Aenid Concept of Heroic Qualities and Destiny

It is obvious that there are numerous qualities that make up a hero in BCE Roman culture. However, the quality that stands out against all others is the virtue of pietas, ...

(2 pages) 35 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


Thales was a native of Miletus, in Asia Minor. He flourished in 585 BCE (the date of an eclipse he is reputed to have predicted). No fragments of his work have survived ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy