Essays Tagged: "Olympia"

Alexander the Great

was born in June, 356 BC, in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia. Hisparents were Philip II and Olympia. Some say that Zeus was his father but it is probably just amyth. Aristotle taught Alexander ...

(3 pages) 193 1 3.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The origin of The Olympic Games.

The religious festivals held by Greek tribes or cities were celebrated about every four years. The Olympian Games are known to have evolved from the religious festivals of the ancient Greeks. It is r ... nt Greeks. It is recorded that they began at some time before 1400 B.C.The first celebration of the Olympian Games took place at the house of worship of Zeus at Olympia in 776 B.C. The sanctuary had r ...

(4 pages) 81 0 4.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The olympic games

relay, for the athletes from all nations to carry the Sacred Light to Berlin from the sanctuary in Olympia. It is a worthy cause that Greece should transmit the Light to the West..." During my first ... t is a worthy cause that Greece should transmit the Light to the West..." During my first trip from Olympia to Berlin, I covered a territory of 12 countries, I had 3331 torchbearers, and I went 3187 k ...

(2 pages) 60 0 4.0 Aug/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

History of the Olympics Talks about the history of the ancient Olympics about the time that Rome fell. Also talks about the modern Olympics history.

gious festivals pleased Zeus, the king of gods. They were held in a scared valley at a place called Olympia.The Olympia is a valley that is about eleven miles from Pirgos. The Olympic games were held ... important to the Greeks that they used the four year rotation as the basis for their calendar. The Olympiad was their way of telling time. It was the period of four years between two festivals of the ...

(4 pages) 116 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A complete description of the Greek god Hermes.

a variety of the characters in stories that have changed the way we look at Greek Myth.One night in Olympia, Zeus, the greatest god of all, went out and impregnated Maia, the daughter of Atlas. The Ne ...

(2 pages) 108 3 4.3 Oct/2003

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

World Rulers: Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Genghis Khan

r consideration is Alexander theGreat. He was the son of Philip II , King of Macedonia, and his wifeOlympia, in the year 356 B.C. (^Alexander^). He was a student ofAristotle, and gained interests in t ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Invincible

Long ago the God Perpiplaneta lived high upon mount Olympia. As the fates spun their threads over countless ages, Perpiplaneta began to feel an urge to ... delighted in making games with the children of the earth, they would not destroy them all.The other Olympian Gods were enraged by the acts of Perpiplaneta. They demanded that Zeus, the greatest of the ...

(2 pages) 15 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Why was the Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb Justified? Works Cited included

0 American soldiers had been killed in combat, and no one wanted the death count to rise. Operation Olympia, a full-scale attack on the Japanese mainland, would only result in more casualties. The ato ...

(2 pages) 107 3 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Manet's "Olympia".

A naked woman on an unmade bed is the subject of Edouard Manet's 1863 painting Olympia. The painting was first unveiled in Paris in 1865 at the Salon, a place where people gathere ... Salon, a place where people gathered together to admire pieces of art. The same year Manet painted Olympia, he submitted his painting Dejeuner sur l'herbe to the Salon. The jury, a group of people wh ... icly that same year, it brought out a similar negative response from the viewers. Before submitting Olympia to the Salon, Manet waited two years. The jury accepted Manet's new work and it was hung up. ...

(7 pages) 92 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Empedocles

ut 404 BC. He was the son of Meto, a wealthy citizen and grandson of Empedocles who was a victor in Olympia.He is a Greek philosopher, statesman and a poet and was distinguished for his knowledge of m ... is poem Katharmoi (purification). It is said that Cleomenes, the rhapsodist, sung this same poem at Olympia.It is said that Aristotle credited him as the inventor of rhetoric. Galen noted him as the f ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Olympia, Manet and Modernization

d high brow culture. Edouard Manet rebelled against this by rattling the world with his painting of Olympia. Since its unveiling, at the Salon in Paris, reactions ranging from horrified shock to schol ... it in his book, The Painting of Modern Life. Clark's recently revised version contains thoughts on Olympia not explored over a century ago, he offers insight sustaining the beauty that surrounds the ...

(8 pages) 111 2 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

'Leni Riefenstahl's only significance was as a propagandist for the Third Reich'. In light of this statement, assess the significance of Leni Riefenstahl's work in Nazi propaganda until 1945

Leni Riefenstahl is most widely known for her films Triumph of the Will and Olympia. However, these works, despite being so far ahead of their time, there was and still remains ... n the slogan "ein volk, ein Fuhrer, ein Reich" is proclaimed by two workers.Riefenstahl's 1936 film Olympia was commissioned by the IOC who paid her to make the film. This was another case of her adva ... ned by the IOC who paid her to make the film. This was another case of her advancing her career. In Olympia, Riefenstahl's focus of depicting the perfect, healthy body, as preached by the Nazis, was a ...

(7 pages) 53 1 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Olympic histroy

pic games were part of a religious festival held in honour of Zeus. The Olympics was named so after Olympia where the first games were held, Olympia itself gained it's name from Mt Olympus, which was ...

(2 pages) 30 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Alexander The Great

356 BC Philip his father was the brother of Perdiccas III king of Macedonia. His mother's name was Olympia's. Olympia's was the daughter of King Neoptolemus I. He was known wide to be a great powerfu ... ot get along. At this time it was a Macedonian tradition to have many wives. Philip had several and Olympia's hated them all. She felt much hate towards them. When one of her rivals gave birth to a re ...

(6 pages) 33 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Compare attitudes towards the nude and discuss, with reference to Cabanel's 'Venus' and Manet's 'Olympia', whether or not they offer an adequate response.

rencing two works from the Salon of 1863- Alexandre Cabanel's "Venus" (fig. 1) and Edouard Manet's "Olympia" (fig. 2).The nude in art has been a consistent theme and subject for artists throughout the ... as I will discuss. In the controversial salon of 1863 crowds were dismayed and outraged by Manet's Olympia, with her direct gaze and 'unacceptable' standards of modelling and composition, but were de ...

(10 pages) 60 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Alexander the Great and Caesar - Two Prominent World Rulers

consideration is Alexander the Great. He was the son of Philip II, King of Macedonia, and his wife Olympia, in the year 356 B.C. (^Alexander^). He was a student of Aristotle, and gained interests in ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The first Olympic Games

The first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. at Olympia hence, the name Olympics. There is a common confusion about the name Of Olympia. The Greeks ... he Greeks gods lived on Mount Olympus argued peak in Thessaly, in Northern Greece. The sanctuary of Olympia, where the Games were held, lies in Southern Greece, in the claw shaped peninsula known as t ... e Games were held, lies in Southern Greece, in the claw shaped peninsula known as the Peloponnesus. Olympia's name echoes the mountains, to emphasize its sanctity (Perrottet, 2004, p.8). For five hect ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.5 Jul/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Discovery Park

g through it, this started the first of the four layers. The oldest layer of the four is called the Olympia Formation, it is 35,000 years old and was deposited by rivers before a glacier came and bloc ... rivers before a glacier came and blocked the rivers and made the Puget Sound into a large lake. The Olympia Formation is know to contain ripples and has iron oxides in the sediment which explains why ...

(1 pages) 710 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Manet's Portrait of Olympia

This is a 2 page essay explaining Manet's "Olympia" in terms of its reception during its era. The comparison to Baudelaire's "The Painter of a ... w they are equated are covered. It relies on 2 sources presented in MLA format.Manet's Portrait of "Olympia"Edouard Manet was truly a pioneer of contemporary art. His controversialpainting of a woman ... ouard Manet was truly a pioneer of contemporary art. His controversialpainting of a woman he called Olympia-an unclad prostitute-made history in both apositive and negative manner. "Olympia" was unlik ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Ancient Greece: The Olympics

ling, 44,45).Since the beginning in 776 B.C. to 394 A.D. the Olympic games were held in the city of Olympia. Olympia is a sanctuary that spreads around the green wooded feet of the Kronion hill, where ... e the center of the sanctuary the name Altis, meaning groves. The Altis became known as the area in Olympia that compromises the main religious buildings, temples and votive offerings of the sanctuary ...

(11 pages) 24 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers