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Augustus from Prima Porta
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Discovered in the year 1863, Augustus of Prima Porta is an important marble statue of Augustus Caesar which was located in Villa of Livia at Prima Porta, near Rome and it is one of the regal examples of Imperial Roman statuary. It is believed that the statue was commissioned by Tiberius, Augustus' adopted son, in 15 A.D.… "The posture is that of a victorious…
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Octavian's two biggest achievements
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The two greatest achievement of Octavian: strong military and Pax Romana Octavian was the first Emperor of Rome who succeeded Julius Caesar after the latter was assassinated. He ruled Rome from 27 BC until 14 AD (History World). The rule of Octavian could be perhaps be the most peaceful reign of the Roman empire.… Octavian’s achievements of building a strong…
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What new problems arose for the Roman Empire during the first two centuries A.D
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These dynasties contributed many generous and excellent emperors as well as brutal tyrants to the Roman history. Most of the political challenges during the… lous reign of Augustus Caesar (63 B.C- 14 A.D), the empire underwent political and economic downturn under the Julio Claudio emperors; especially at the time of Nero (A.D 54-68). A major blaze devastated…
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Ovid's Metamorphoses
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This essay discusses the Metamorphoses poem by Ovid. The researcher analyzes if the Metamorphoses can be describes as a political poem in times when mythology was taken seriously and the onset of the Christian era towards the end of the Roman Empire.… This essay outlines the arguments for and against the concept that Ovid’s poems in general, and the…
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ANCIENT ART (DB)
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The Doryphoros of Polyclitus is estimated to have been produced sometime in the 5th century B.C. The statue of Augustus of Primaporta dates back to the first century B.C. and was commissioned directly be Augustus Ceaser. This second statue shows a strong influence from the first; the similarities as important as the differences.… The statue exhibits a direct…
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How does Aeneas piety and sense of duty change as the poem unfolds
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The paper dwells upon Aeneas that is famous for his piety and his sense of duty, and there are many examples of this in the poem. He takes care of his followers by giving them wine and killing stags for a feast. He looks after his father, the aged Anchises, and his son, Ascanius. … Once in Carthage, Aeneas begins to lose his sense of duty. This is partly…
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Humanities
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Name Professor Date The Serious Expression in Western Art Classic Western art encompasses a variety of subjects and themes including religion, mythology, and culture. Despite the variety, portraits were a popular subject of sculpture and painting. Nearly every classic artist produced a portrait of a prominent figure in society or religion.… The sculpture of…
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Essay on Poem The Aeneid
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How does Aeneas’ piety and sense of duty change as the poem unfolds? To what extent is The Aeneid a political poem? Is it propaganda? Discuss with reasons and examples. Books 1, 4 and 6. Aeneas is famous for his piety and his sense of duty, and there are many examples of this in the poem.… Aeneas’ main duty is to sail to Italy and build a new city there, a…
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History - Renassiance
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– 14 A.D.), can arguably be considered the man responsible for the transition of Rome from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. Gaius Octavius, a grand-nephew of Julius Caesar, was born in 63 B.C. On Caesar’s assassination in 44 B.C., he became… Despite Senate sanction, the triumvirate was in realty a military junta and the Senate was completely cut off…
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Virgil and the Aeneid
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The Greeks shape bronze statues so real they seem to breathe, And carve cold marble until it almost comes to life, the Greeks compose great orations and measure the Heavens so well they can predict the rising of the stars… It is common place to find reference to the Greeks as the Fathers of Civilization. As such, they left behind a lot that would cause the…
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Portrait of Augustus of Primaporta
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The portrait of adopted son of Julius Caesar, was made in 20 B.C. to rejoice the success against Parthians. This victory was a huge success due to the fact that… Through this sculpture, Augustus meant to publicize his relationship with Athen’s authority and supremacy. Simultaneously, he meant to proclaim autocracy and progeny of God for himself and his family.…
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Aeneid
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Aeneas is the hero of Virgil's Aeneid. He survives the siege of Troy by the Greeks, who entered the city deceitfully, by hiding themselves in a large wooden horse. This epic poem is in two parts.… Aeneas is the hero of Virgil's Aeneid. He survives the siege of Troy by the Greeks, who entered the city deceitfully, by hiding themselves in a large wooden horse.…
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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA ESSAY
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As many of you who read this letter may know, I, Domitius Enobarbus, have been a high-ranking soldier in Antony's army and I have been very close to my commander and his life. All through my life with Antony, I have been offered the permission to speak liberally with Antony (at least in personal) and Antony has always expressed his confidence in me.…
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CLEOPATRA IV BIOGRAPHY
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Cleopatra was a queen of Egypt during ancient times, and is also known for her associations with the Roman empire during the time of Augustus and Mark Antony. Officially, her title was Cleopatra VII Philopator, and although she was an Egyptian queen, she had a Greek or Hellenic… Cleopatra was the last of the line of Ptolemaic dynasty. “She originally shared…
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HISTORY
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Among the ancient rulers two names stand out one a Greek in Alexander the Great, and the other a Roman in Julius Caesar. Of the two Alexander is more, as he extended Greek influence into… Alexander thus was a far better war tactician than Caesar. However when comparing merits as a ruler, it is not just war exploits and successes that need to be considered, but…
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Homer's underworld in the Odyssey Vs. Vergil's Underworld in The Aeneid and the Values that the Similarities and Differences Posses
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The Greek poet Homer describes the hardships of Odysseus and his struggle to return home to his beloved wife and family after the Trojan War in The… These epic poems are similar in showing the authors customs and beliefs, but different in depicting the Underworlds topography and how the plot in the Underworld represents the diverging values and goals of Homer…
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Summary
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(Name) (Professor) (Subject) (Date) Summary: Justinian’s Institutes, 534 A.D. Justinian’s Institutes defines the kinds of laws and the various types of written laws that governed ancient Rome during the emperor’s time. There are three kinds of laws mentioned by Justinian, from general to specific: the law of nature, the law of nations, and civil law.…
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Cultural Event Report
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It relay wonderful memories that can be told and retold over ones lifetime. Furthermore, museums provide valuable information to anyone who visits them as well as learning… The museum is located on 5th avenue in Manhattan, New York. We visited the museum on 1st October 2011 during the morning hour period. On arrival to the museum, I was immediately perplexed…
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The origin of the Aeneid
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The Aeneid was put in writing in a period that Rome underwent significant sociopolitical changes. This happened at the time of the plunge of the Republic and as well as the Final War of the Republic of Rome which evidently instigated doubt on the citizens of Rome on its might.… The Aeneid was put in writing in a period that Rome underwent significant…
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Reflection
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Name: Professor: Course: Date: Leadership and motivation Leadership and motivation always go hand in hand. Any successful leader throughout history was able to motivate their followers. Emperor Augustus Caesar was able to expand the Roman Empire by forging a purpose to conquer and civilize savage lands; Abraham Lincoln’s purpose was uniting America after the civil war; Mahatma Gandhi’s efforts to forge a fee and equal society was what catapulted him to world fame.…
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Tacitus on the pattern of Roman history
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'The Annals of Tacitus', as the name well suggests, was a book which was written by an eminent author named Tacitus. It was supposedly a tribute to the Roman history, with special significance to the four great emperors succeeding Caesar Augustus and described in detail the overall governance pattern of the Roman Empire.… This report further discusses Tacitus'…
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CJ452 Security Planning and assessment
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1.) The history of security services can be traced from the time of the grandeur of the Roman Empire. The Vigiles Urbani (city watchmen) and Cohortes Vigilum (cohorts of the watchmen) were initially assigned in Roman cities by Augustus Caesar to safeguard the empire against fires.… They also sound the alarm (usually church bells) if there was emergency and to…
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The Spartans by Paul Cartledge
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Paul Cartledge’s book The Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece, from Utopia to Crisis and Collapse is an informative, well-researched historical account of the history of this race from 480 to 360 BCE. This is the time during which Sparta rose as a power… s included within the narrative to make it a vivid and interesting view and in the…
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The early life and reign of Julius Caesar
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Julius Caesars' early life and the beginning of his reign as leader of Rome was a very long, yet fulfilling journey. Where Julius Caesar was born and his upbringing influenced him greatly to become the leader of Rome. His accomplishments in his early reign were of extreme importance. … Julius Caesars' early life and the beginning of his reign as leader of…
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Rome's Religious History
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The city of Rome sprang up from settlements around a ford on the river Tiber, a crossroads of traffic and trade (Durant, 1944). According to archaeological evidence, the village of Rome was probably founded sometime in the 8th century BC, though it may go back as far as the 10th century BC (Matyszak, 2003).… In fact, Beard, North and Price (1998) did not…
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