Essays Tagged: "greek culture"

Greek and Roman Architecture

Detailed essay, lots of info Good, but needs expansionThe Greeks thought of their Gods as having the same needs as human beings, they believed that the Gods n ... other palaces, which would have been similar.The Romans took and borrowed a lot of things from the Greek culture. For example, the took the Greek Gods and renamed them. They also took the styles of G ... e elaborate. Parthenon, one of the most famous structures ever, was created during that period. The Greeks held many religious festivals in honour of their gods. The purpose of festivals was to please ...

(8 pages) 312 2 3.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Life of Alexander the Great. From birth to death, this essay covers it all. Many little known facts Did you know that Alexander the Great was gay? Even has a works cited!

lexander had one younger sister named Cleopatra (Encarta pg. 1).The people of Macedonia were a semi-Greek culture. They spoke Greek but they spoke it badly. They did not do what normal Greeks did. The ... he Macedonians were very violent and invaded other lands a lot. They didn't do ships like the other Greeks but they looked and acted Greek. Before Philip became king, he found a deposit of silver and ...

(7 pages) 353 4 2.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Lesbian Poetry. Empasizes on Sappho

eers as writers because they or their material were lesbian.Sappho was a pioneer in many aspects of Greek culture. One of the great Greek lyrists and little known female poets of the ancient world, Sa ... ed the dominant meter to what is now known as 'Sapphic meter,' (Robinson 54). She became one of the Greek lyrists who began writing from the point of view of the individual instead of the view point o ...

(10 pages) 126 1 4.1 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Odyssey Essay: Greek Culture and Life as Evident in The Odyssey.

The Odyssey Essay: Greek Culture and Life as Evident in The Odyssey.During the Dark Ages (1200 - 800 B.C.), the art of ... hat at least some part of this long epic must have been inscribed. Although a myth, many aspects of Greek culture and life are portrayed well in The Odyssey, such as the great hospitality that the Gre ... uch as the great hospitality that the Greeks had and showed towards visitors, the gods in which the Greeks believed in, and how the Greeks kept themselves entertained in their leisure hours during the ...

(5 pages) 111 1 3.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Notes are about hanukkah, it's history and it's traditions.

illennia ago, Judea was ruled by Antiochus, a Syrian king. He attempted to assimilate the Jews into Greek culture, commanding them to worship Greek gods while oppressing Jewish culture and religion. M ... an oppressors.When Jerusalem's Temple was reclaimed, the Hebrews found it defiled by statues of the Greek gods and other religious artifacts. They cleared out the foreign icons and rededicated the tem ...

(2 pages) 36 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The discussion of the nude in the Greek culture and our perceptions of the nude in today's world

ought, society was built on the nudity of the male body, praised and glorified by the people.In the Greek culture, the young male body held an important position among the society. The males between t ... d were the object of desire. For the most part, the men were expected to exercise in the nude, "the Greeks considered nakedness a characteristic of their civilization" (Spivey), and it was thought to ...

(5 pages) 82 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Greece-Persia wars.

s, to rule Greece and would have crushed the first stirrings of democracy in Europe.The survival of Greek culture and political ideals depended on the ability of the small, disunited Greek city-states ... o-Persian Wars, lasted 20 years--from 499 to 479 BC.Persia already numbered among its conquests the Greek cities of Ionia in Asia Minor, where Greek civilization first flourished. The Persian Wars beg ...

(3 pages) 55 0 2.3 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"The Differences Between The Aeneas And Odysseus"

lived in two different worlds, whose values and perceptions varied greatly of a fundamental level. Greek culture and literature had a great dominating influence over Roman life, therefore, the influe ... n life, therefore, the influence of style and the stories written by Virgil adopted many of the old Greek ways. However, Virgil did not imitate, he gave a new meaning to the works that he borrowed and ...

(4 pages) 79 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The History of physics.

order to move the rocks and place them on top of each other. It was not until during the period of Greek culture that the first systematic treatment of physics started with the use of mechanics. Thal ... ted with the use of mechanics. Thales is often said to have been the first scientist, and the first Greek philosopher. He was an astronomer, merchant and mathematician, and after visiting Egypt he is ...

(5 pages) 80 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Ancient Greek Contributions to Western Civilization - Basic list of examples of greek contributions, olympics, greek gods, ect

The ancient Greeks contributed much to Western civilization. Their achievements in art, philosophy, history, and ... growth of Western civilization. Many of these cultural aspects began with Greece's Golden Age. The Greek's Golden Age was a time of peace and cultural prosperity, and it was the time from which most ... s to Western civilization originated. Democracy, myths, and the Olympics all began with the ancient Greeks.Among the many aspects of Greek culture that have influenced Western Civilization, the most n ...

(2 pages) 34275 0 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This is a paper concerning the epic "The Odyssey" and its relevence.

he timeless struggles of man against himself, a force greater than himself, and the many aspects of Greek culture prove its' worth. The many faces of the Odyssey contribute color and texture to the ep ... the pages. She shows a characteristic of deception, which is better described by cunning, since the Greeks admired such traits. The Odyssey also shows some of the many aspects of Greek Culture. Piety ...

(2 pages) 49 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Christianity on Uncle Tom's Cabin

It is well known that western literature is based on two pillars--the Greekculture and the Hebrew culture. In the Hebrew culture, there is a book,namely, the Bible that a ... sis will mainly focus on Christianity in Uncle Tom's Cabin.I. Northrop Frye's Theory of ArchetypeIn Greek, 'arch' means 'first', 'typos' means 'form' or 'type'. So, 'archetype'means first type/form or ...

(13 pages) 70 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This was a short essay pertaining to the Art of Ancient Greece. I titled it "The Art of Ancient Greece."

Greek population began to unfurl by the year 6000 BC. This immense concentration of people was due t ... ple was due to Siberian tribes searching for new farming land in central Asia. By the year 1000 BC, Greek culture began emerge after numerous waves of migration. By the year 500 BC this Greek culture ... ould, in turn, influence many other societies throughout history. Some anthropologists may say that Greek culture and art represent the "true" beginnings of Western civilization.Throughout history, Gr ...

(5 pages) 259 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Culture and Social Structure - Define in your own words, citing specific examples, the terms "culture" and "social structure".

f cultures exist. There are the obvious ethnic cultures - African-American culture, Latino culture, Greek culture, etc., each with their own foods, art, religion, familial roles, and values. American ...

(2 pages) 246 0 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Development of Art Throughout History

most forthright examples of how art changes with the times and thoughts of the people. People, the Greeks in particular, were putting themselves in high standing as the epitome of form and relative c ... Kuros from Anavysos to the Doryphorus of 450-440 B.C.E. With the increasing concern for the self in Greek culture we see a shift happening that is recorded in the attention and development of their ar ...

(7 pages) 219 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

The Trojan War

ain, so all of the information might not be accurate, although based on actual events. Also, in the Greek culture it was common to allow the credit for certain kinds of deeds to go to gods or goddesse ... not know what actually happened with the sources that we have.The Trojan War was fought between the Greeks and the peoples of Troy. A blind poet named Homer wrote of this war in two of his epic poems, ...

(6 pages) 139 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Two Sides to Every Greek: Hellene vs. Romoi

history as possible. But beneath the layers of time, change and history there is another element of Greek culture that parallels the stories within the novel. There is a continuous theme of the confli ... icting forces of good and evil and the changes that occur when these forces assimilate. This is the Greek dualistic concept of both nature and humanity. Beyond the exterior war that is the central the ...

(7 pages) 57 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Greek Colonisation

of the 6th century BC was the colonisation of the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas by the ancient Greeks. The reasons for this colonisation include: overpopulation and land hunger caused by a shorta ... ons such as banishment or fall from favour; and the spirit of adventure classically associated with Greek culture. Sources for this period include: archaeological evidence, for example coins, pottery ...

(7 pages) 54 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Milton and butler

pted a system of ruling based upon authority of one ruler granted with absolute power. As we see in greek culture especially in plato's work republic the idea of a state with only one ruler was favore ...

(7 pages) 43 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Christianity in Uncle Tom's Cabin

acter ChristianityIntroductionIt is well known that western literature is based on two pillars--the Greek culture and the Hebrew culture. In the Hebrew culture, there is a book, namely, the Bible that ... sis will mainly focus on Christianity in Uncle Tom's Cabin.I. Northrop Frye's Theory of ArchetypeIn Greek, 'arch' means 'first', 'typos' means 'form' or 'type'. So, 'archetype' means first type/form o ...

(16 pages) 81 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays