Essays Tagged: "ancient societies"

Capital Punishment

oughout history for many crimes, ranging from blasphemy and treason to petty theft and murder. Many ancient societies accepted the idea that certain crimes deserved capital punishment. Ancient Roman a ... ndorsed the notion of retaliation; they believed in the rule of "an eye for an eye." Similarly, the ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, and Greeks all executed citizens for a variety of crimes. The most fam ...

(8 pages) 203 0 3.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

"Mortal Law Verses Divine Law"-- In the play Antigone, there is a clear conflict between the written law made by the king, and the higher law, dictated by the religious beliefs of the time.

Mortal Law Verses Divine LawLaws were just as important to ancient societies as they are today, keeping an essential balance between interacting individuals. W ...

(4 pages) 88 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Voluntary euthanasia.

biggest controversies of this decade is euthanasia. Euthanasia can be traced as far back as to the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. It was sometimes allowed in these civilizations to help other ... times allowed in these civilizations to help others die. Voluntary euthanasia was approved in these ancient societies. As time passed, religion increased, and life was viewed to be sacred. Euthanasia ...

(5 pages) 88 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Research essay about the sociology and psychology of american beauty culture.

eye of the beholder," and the definition of beauty depends on one's culture and socialization.Many ancient societies believed that changing a specific body part made them beautiful. Grecians, Romans ...

(11 pages) 513 1 2.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Euthanasia: The cases for and against.

death.Euthanasia has been accepted both legally and morally in various forms in many societies. In ancient Greece and Rome it was permissible in some situations to help others die. Both Socrates and ... euthanasia in certain cases. Voluntary euthanasia for the elderly was an approved custom in several ancient societies.With the rise of organized religion, euthanasia became morally and ethically abhor ...

(5 pages) 163 0 3.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Women in ancient societies.

WOMEN IN ANCIENT SOCIETIESResearch has substantiated the belief that, in the ancient world, Western women had ... person." (Prior, 1998:p1) Although Cleopatra was considered vastly renowned and significant in the ancient world it can be argued as to whether or not the power wielded by her was unique throughout v ... hout their history. Egypt treated its women better than any of the other major civilizations of the ancient world, hence it became infamous for its various queens, and female pharaohs. The Egyptians b ...

(8 pages) 147 1 4.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Equality Beetween the sexes.

Equality between the sexesA long time ago ancient societies across the globe worshiped great mother goddesses. Women in communities like ancie ... had great domestic and financial independence, often owning their own money and land. In Sparta in ancient Greece women owned two thirds of the land.With the rise of religions like chritianatiy Judai ...

(2 pages) 52 1 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

"King Oedipus" and "Things Fall Apart": Talks about how these tragidies are similar in structure in how both demonstrate their belief in heroes who posses a tragic flaw.

Many ancient societies have a record of tragic tales that observe problems of human life and the nature o ...

(4 pages) 99 1 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Effigy Mounds: Ohio's Serpent Mound

t in the religious beliefs of many peoples as symbols of evil forces or benevolent deities. To some ancient societies, they represented eternity because their habit of shedding their skin seemed to be ... the prehistoric Adena Indians sometime between 800 B.C. and A.D. 1Later, around A.D. 1000, the Fort Ancient Indians established a small habitation site on the south side of the bluff. Although archaeo ...

(6 pages) 43 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

The Bacchae, reactions and interpretations

values and social norms that that society is based on. A religion that was under key debate in the ancient world was the Bacchic cult and that issue is still resonated through the modern world. I wil ... lt and frenzy was that of Euripides. He wrote the play The Bacchae. The story is as follows; in the ancient town of Thebes uproar is taking place. Pentheus is enraged over a strange person who is taki ...

(10 pages) 68 0 4.3 Jul/2004

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

How music has been treated with other disciplines from pre-Qin era until present

China's music has also created a rich convention throughout the ages. Chinese music began with the ancient societies of four to five thousand years ago. Ancient singing and dancing began to develop a ... aos, the rites are vulgar and the music is immoral. Therefore in order to have an order state, "the ancient kings, in their institution of ceremonies and music, did not seek how fully they could satis ...

(7 pages) 57 0 4.8 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Role of Women in Ancient Societies

Role Of Women In Ancient SocietiesIt is February 14, 2005. Being a female student at the University of Southern Missi ... it a drastic and radical way of thinking to include women into aman's society(Plato 84). Leaders in ancient civilizations, such as Mesopotamia and ancientGreece, held women inferior to men in most asp ... l for centuries now. We no longer haveto worry about such harsh treatment of females these days. In ancient times, Men were mostlyignorant. They didn't take time to recognize the many abilities of wom ...

(3 pages) 55 0 2.3 May/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Commentary on "The Last Americans".

tes' current environmental crisis with apathy. These people feel that the environmental collapse of ancient societies such as the Mayans is only pertinent to the present day decline of distant countri ...

(2 pages) 43 1 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Roles of Men and Women in Ancient Greek Society

In most of the ancient Greek world, gender roles were fairly static throughout time and outside circumstances had l ... n were restricted to the private, domestic sphere. This was the typical gender construction of most ancient societies, and remained so in much of the world until modern times.Unlike the women of Athen ... Men were given the most responsibility and, therefore, were considered the most important people in ancient Greece.

(2 pages) 65 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Against The Death Penalty

ath penalty is a controversial topic, and people have many different opinions about it. Most of the ancient societies accepted the idea of capital punishment. Ancient Roman and Mosaic Law authorized t ...

(8 pages) 59 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

The Role of Perspective in Classical Greek Literature. Them Vs. Us- "The Odyssey", "The Aeneid and Histories"

it is only natural to criticize from the perspective of one's own society. It is thus expected that ancient societies, such as the Greeks, judged the lands of their conquests by their own society. In ...

(5 pages) 32 0 4.5 May/2006

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

History on Chinese martial art - Wushu (powerpoint slide)

#27494;術 Ms. **** Shaun Co******** * * WUSHU 武術 WUSHU's ORIGINS Wushu is an ancient form of Chinese martial arts. Wushu Started off as just a warm up for military exercises and ... ilitary exercises and later became a military subject, for close combat battle. Wushu originated in ancient China around 2,500 years ago, which was around the time of the warring period between 770-22 ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Tarot card use in the u.s

ed various forms of fortune telling for thousands of years. It became a widespread practice in many ancient societies, particularly among rulers, who often sought advice from fortune tellers. In ancie ...

(6 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Egyptian Burial Practices

The Egyptians were one of the first ancient societies to incorporate the afterlife into their religion. From this came many practices th ... practices that are well known throughout the world today like mummification. However, the earliest ancient Egyptians did not bury their dead in lavish tombs, but rather in small pits in the desert sa ... were located in a special location that was reserved for kings known as "the Valley of the Kings." Ancient Egyptians placed such an importance on tombs because that was were the afterlife began.It is ...

(3 pages) 28 0 5.0 Jan/2009

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

The Pros and Cons of Euthanasia

incurable, esp. a painful, disease or condition."# Euthanasia can be traced back as far back as the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. It was sometimes allowed in these civilizations to help other ... ive voluntary, active involuntary or passive involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia was approved in some ancient societies. Today, the practice of euthanasia causes great controversy, so much so that it ha ...

(7 pages) 44 0 5.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia