Essays Tagged: "religious festivals"

The origin of The Olympic Games.

d, the Olympics have improved much and bring us all together to celebrate one great festival.During religious festivals of the ancient Greeks, athletics played an important role. It was to be believed ... the dead . They were also held in honor of the Greek gods, Thanksgiving or of a living person . The religious festivals held by Greek tribes or cities were celebrated about every four years. The Olymp ...

(4 pages) 81 0 4.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

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.

The Ancient Olympics were first held in 776 BC. Athletics were an important part in religious festivals for the ancient Greeks. The people of Greece believed that the athletics they pl ... cted every four years" (quote from website). Another story is that the Olympic festival was a local religious event until 884 BC, and the king of Elis decided to make it more open to a pan-Hellenic fe ... Elis decided to make it more open to a pan-Hellenic festival.The Olympic festival was pretty much a religious gathering to celebrate the gods worshipped by all of the Hellenes. Zeus was the main god c ...

(4 pages) 116 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This is a concise essay on the culture of different ethnic groups in Nigeria, West Africa. I hope to paint a mosaic of the traditions and activities to readers.

Nigeria symbolizes strength and dexterous skills in riding of horses. Durbars are called up during religious festivals like Id el' Fitri and Id el Kabir. They are also called up during installation c ...

(4 pages) 88 0 4.8 Sep/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

What were the Roman Games and what was their affect?

Rome tried to attend at least one game because they were amazed. Originally the games took place on religious festivals, but by the late Republic they became more secular. In the time of the kings the ... mpared in size or scope as the ones in Rome. Although many of the games initially were connected to religious festivals, they gradually became more secular, and grew to become a large-scale institutio ...

(6 pages) 84 0 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Comparison and Contrast between Ancient Roman Spectacle and Present American Spectacle

From the religious festivals and funerals of the noble families to the triumph parades of victorious generals ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

What is the role of women in Classical Ancient Greece, and how are they represented in the play 'Antigone' by Sophocles?"

husbands had parties and were seen in public only at the theater (tragic but not comic) and certain religious festivals. Women were prominent in functions such as weddings, and in funerals, since they ... tion of affection" (Xenephon) the Gods meted out to her as a woman and bearer of children, but on a religious basis "dishonouring laws which the gods have stablished in honour". So much does she belie ...

(4 pages) 93 0 2.3 Jun/2004

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

History and development of kites. Explains the uses in the past and present.

nvented. It is also believed that these Asian countries used the kites for special purposes such as religious festivals and ceremonies. The Asians believed that the kites were special and could promis ... es of kites. Japanese kite designs were from characters from famous stories of the time, mythology, religious symbols, and symbols that had a specific meaning or idea. Kites were also given to first-b ...

(3 pages) 14 0 3.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Explain why you might think observing visible religious activity can help you to understand what part religion plays in a community?

outward activities to express their beliefs and practices. An example of such an activity would be religious festivals, which are visible to people outside of that faith. On the surface, you might th ... side of that faith. On the surface, you might think there is a lot to be learnt from observing such religious activities of an unfamiliar faith.The Republic of India implemented a constitution which a ...

(4 pages) 81 0 1.0 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Ancient Roman Religious Year

The Roman calendar was an important part of Roman religion as it regulated the many religious events intended to conciliate and secure the goodwill and favour of the gods. Each month w ... he goodwill and favour of the gods. Each month was outlined with certain kinds of days and specific religious festivals that honoured the gods and united the people within the Roman Empire.From very e ... .From very early times, the Romans had established a calendar that contained all of their important religious events and gave structure to the religious year and religious state practices. This calend ...

(6 pages) 26 0 4.6 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Thr role of women in ancient times

s hostesses when their husbands had parties and were seen in public only at the theater and certain religious festivals. Women were prominent in functions such as weddings, and in funerals, since they ... tion of affection" (Xenephon) the Gods meted out to her as a woman and bearer of children, but on a religious basis "dishonoring laws which the gods have established in honor". So much does she believ ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.2 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Tragedy And Aristotle

k words meaning "to do"� or "to act."� By the 5th century BC dramas were presented at religious festivals twice a year (Ancient Greek n.pag). These grew out of the worship of the god Dio ...

(8 pages) 24 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hinduism

r Hindus to go to a temple. Temples are usually used for meaningful meditations, prayers and during religious festivals. Footwear must be removed before entering a temple. At home Hindus create a plac ... form daily chores such as worships at dawn after bathing, singing devotional hymns, recitation from religious scripts, meditation, chanting mantras an and reciting scripts.Respect for elders is a keys ...

(4 pages) 40 2 5.0 May/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays

A Life of Misery

heater was more then what we would consider going to see a movie or a sporting event; it was both a religious and civic occasion. Greek plays were only shown twice a year at religious festivals. These ...

(6 pages) 703 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Ancient Greece: The Olympics

ave long been part of the Ancient Greece culture. As a matter of fact they played a crucial role in religious festivals, playing parts in personal family affairs such as weddings and even taking part ... 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 (Swaddling, 15). Out of the enclo ...

(11 pages) 24 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers

Film Critique on The 300 Spartans

narrow pass through the mountains and into central Greece.However, because the Spartans are a very religious city-state, upon sharing the plan with the Spartan city council, King Leonidas is met with ... council, King Leonidas is met with opposition to bringing forth the army of Sparta during the “religious festivals” taking place. The Spartan council therefore rules that the army of Sparta ...

(7 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Sacred Places

r forests; and blessed isles or magic realms. According to Mircea Eliade, such objects as icons and religious utensils, such places as temples and special groves, and such times as religious festivals ... s physical or even architectural admiration amongst most today, was once a place of sacred and even religious admiration to others at an earlier time. To them, Mount Olympus stood as sacred ground for ...

(6 pages) 36 0 0.0 Aug/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology