Essays Tagged: "Ancients"

Dracula, by Bram Stoker - The Superstition That Made the Supernatural Powers

ristics, Stoker gave Draculaby giving an explanation for un-scientific happenings. For example: 'Theancients believed that a mans shadow and his reflection in some measurerepresented his soul.'[Ashley ...

(3 pages) 113 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


TinTin's discoverer is unknown but one thing is known. Tin has been used anddiscovered by the ancients. Tin was an accidental discovery.Tin has been around for many years. Proof is in the fact t ...

(2 pages) 31 0 4.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Definition of Avant Garde with reference to Drama, Dance, Music and Performance. With the influence Richard Schechner had on our piece.

ma was portraying an ideal world in which the audience shared a communal experience, perhaps as the ancients had done. He sought to depict the "soul state," or inner being, of characters rather than t ...

(6 pages) 91 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Ancient and Modern Philosophy.

arities to the way of life brought forth by the Greeks. Characteristics of both the moderns and the ancients are pertinent to our understanding of philosophy and how it has developed throughout histor ... forces (gods) that human beings were constantly indebted to. This feeling of liability requires the ancients to resolve a simple life in which there is not much room for the mind to breathe. The life ...

(2 pages) 54 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Nearly 16 million people in the United States--nearly one out of every 17 people--have diabetes. And about 1,800 new cases are diagnosed each day.

ase is known as "diabetes mellitus," diabetes from the Greek for excessive urination, a symptom the ancients noticed, and mellitus, from the Latin for honey--diabetic urine is filled with sugar and is ...

(5 pages) 159 2 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Security In Ancient Religion.

our new almighty God may be looked on in this same way by the people of the future.The lives of the ancients were far different to ours now. Therefore, their concerns were also very different. Back th ... res in every day life that people went to, and still do now just to feel safe and less insecure.The Ancients would only worship the gods when they wanted something. They wouldn't pray to, for example, ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Berkeley's Theory of Immaterialism

o-called philosophers. Thus, excavation of "theexternal world" began. As the authoritarinism of the ancients gave wayto the more liberal views of the modernists, two main positionsconcerning epistemol ...

(9 pages) 160 2 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

A Few Greek Gods

f myths, the Greek gods themselves, and several myths concerningmorals, nature, and old lore of the Ancients will be discussed. Because themyths and details about the gods were passed along by word of ... popular demigods. Hewas the strongest and lived the longest. He was the mythological Supermanto the Ancients. The Cyclops were a menace in many myths and Hercules slewmany. The Cyclops, as a race, wer ...

(7 pages) 52 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers


ase is known as "diabetes mellitus," diabetes from the Greek for excessive urination, a symptom the ancients noticed, and mellitus, from the Latin for honey--diabetic urine is filled with sugar and is ...

(5 pages) 245 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Whale Rider

le of Te Tai Rawhiti ("the place washed by the eastern tide"), travelled from Hawaiiki (land of the Ancients). His canoe capsized on its way. He escaped certain death on the back of a whale that took ...

(6 pages) 96 1 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

John Dryden: An Essay of Dramatic Poesy

of fortune to which it is subject, for the delight and instruction of mankind." (p.166)CritesOn the ancients vs. the moderns:The moderns are still imitating the ancients and using their forms and subj ... he English have all kinds of sub-plots which destroy the unity of the action.On the language of the ancients:In anticipating the objection that the ancients' language is not as vital as the moderns, C ...

(3 pages) 25 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

"Odyssey" by Homer.

spread through the whole of Greece very quickly and were used to teach in the early days."While the ancients believed that the Homeric poems were composed in the Greek settlements on the Asian coast, ...

(4 pages) 71 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Legalization of Prostitution.

ll-time prostitutes. Prostitution, or the politically correct term "sex work," was also used by the ancients for religious purposes. Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and our own state of Nevada have licens ...

(3 pages) 58 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

A) Outline the metaphysical hierarchy of Aristotle

hich is reality is many. Hierarchy is rooted at pluralism. First we need to define hierarchy as the ancients defined it. Hierarchy is defined as the higher incorporated and transfigure the lower and t ... life itself, because according to his believes, there is no purpose in the universe.C) What do the ancients mean when they claim that "authority" is a valid criteria for answering questions of truth ...

(6 pages) 27 0 3.7 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Evil Eye

an Hieroglyphics, the Bible and the classic Greek and Roman Writings. It was widely believed by the Ancients that certain envious or evil people could induce sickness and death merely by casting their ...

(1 pages) 15 1 2.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

Carbon Family

rotons, neutrons and electrons.Carbon is classified as a non-metal. Carbon was known to the ancients, and its discoverer is unknown. Carbon is used for steel and filters. (Bentor, Yinon. Chemi ... rotons and electrons, and 69 neutrons, it is classified as an other metal.Tin was also known to the ancients and the discoverer is unknown. It is used to coat steel cans. (Bentor, Yinon. Chemical Elem ...

(2 pages) 3448 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Imagine If You're An Archeaologist In The Distant Future And You've Just Discovered Santa!

suspected to be pregnant. We have come to believe that this was a figurine representing one of the ancients' primitive pagan Gods, perhaps representing fertility, thus explaining the big belly. The s ... digging, we have come to the conclusion that the identity of this religious figure was known to the Ancients as Satan. We know this because we have found, with the help of the "alfabet" and the ...

(2 pages) 460 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cell Phones

eristic that relates to a person's importance to society. The array of models spans from the clunky ancients, which people hide from the public's eye to the sleek varieties that can fit in a shirt poc ...

(6 pages) 51 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ancient And Modern Religious Liberty

gious liberty is an important aspect of liberty that has changed significantly from the time of the ancients to modernity. Religious liberty, as it is today, was nonexistent to the ancients; i ... isted only of their participation in religious ceremonies of their cities. Constant claims that the ancients gave ?no importance to individual independence, neither in relation to opinions, nor to lab ...

(6 pages) 644 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"The Odyssey" by Homer - View on Human Traits and Importance of the Roles of Genders

to his wife Penelope. This use of clever trickery and deceit throughout the epic is proof that the ancients could be just as deceiving as we can be today.Susan Sontag once said " What is most beautif ...

(3 pages) 16 0 3.0 Oct/2007

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