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30 Jan 2017

Greece vs. Persian Empire

Essay - 4 pages - Ancient history

The Persian wars also known as the wars between Greece and Persia comprised of a series of wars that commenced in 499BC between Achaemenid Empire of Persia and Greek city states. The wars lasted all through until 449BC. The history of the wars are best accounted for by Herodotus who narrates the...

23 Aug 2016

The Greek strategies that won the Persian wars

Essay - 1 pages - Ancient history

The Greek and Persian wars were important events in Greek history. At the time, the Persian Empire was larger, wealthier, and had more men, but still the Greek forces were able to unite together and defeat them. When the Greek and Persian Wars were happening, around 492 BC to 449 BC, the Persian...

05 Jul 2016

Creation, God, and the story of Genesis in the Bible

Essay - 3 pages - Ancient history

In the first part of Genesis, the origins and creation of life and Earth are explained. In the beginning, God created the heaven the earth, and there was nothing on the earth but water. On the first day, God said "Let there be light", and at this point God created night and day. After this, on...

09 Sep 2015

Chinese dynasties : the Yuan, Ming and Ging dynasties

Essay - 2 pages - Ancient history

Yuan dynasty as established by Genghis Khan and his sons. They ruled between 1279 and 1368 after conquering the western Xia ,central Asia and Hexi Corridor .The defeat of these dynasties gave them a strong base since they acquired the tools, techniques, Experience and the man power they required...

29 Jul 2015

Catholic Church in the 5th Century

Essay - 1 pages - Ancient history

The role of the Catholic Church developed from the 3rd century C.E. as the European powers developed. The Germanic people started moving into the Roman Empire lands during this period and overtook Roman Empire (Western) politically and planted a number of states governed by German Kings. ...

27 Jul 2015

Travels of Ibn Battuta

Essay - 3 pages - Ancient history

Commonly known as Ibn Batutta, Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Batutta was born in Tangir, a small town located in what is believed to be the present day Morocco, in the year 1304 (Gosch & Stearns, 2007, pp. 120-122). During his early life, Ibn, having been brought up in an Islamic family,...

18 Feb 2015

Exercise to intervene for overweight

Essay - 2 pages - Ancient history

A number of people have become overweight due to the various lifestyles that we have adapted. In addition, the type of occupation that one is in contributes a lot to being overweight or obese. Apart from the minor symptoms and effects that I have mentioned above, there are the health problems...

27 Jan 2011

Tyranny under ancient Greece

Essay - 3 pages - Ancient history

Between the seventh century and first decades of the sixth century BC, the Hellenic world witnessed a series of tyrannical regimes that seem to have first developed in the Asir colonies (Ephesus, Miletus, Chios, Lebos) and then in the cities of European Greece (Corinth Sieyone etc.). There are...

10 Jan 2011

Xenophon's views regarding the Conspiracy of Cinadon

Essay - 6 pages - Ancient history

The Spartan system appears as an exception among the many plans that were born and developed in Greece during antiquity. Often admired but also strongly criticized, it was an oligarchy, where power rested in the hands of an elite few, but it was also an aristocracy, where the civic body...

29 Sep 2010

To what extent was China a unified country in the early imperial period (Qin through Tang)?

Essay - 4 pages - Ancient history

To a large extent, China can be considered as a dramatically diverse country. Firstly, while its physical boundaries were constantly changing throughout its history, its territory remained constantly perceived as a juxtaposition of contrasting environments. Moreover, since the evolution of the...

29 Sep 2010

Minoan religious beliefs and rituals

Essay - 4 pages - Ancient history

Our knowledge of Minoan religion are only based on ruins and remains from Minoan culture, such as remains of shrines, cult furniture, votive offerings and pictures of cult scenes. Indeed, we have no scriptures, no prayers, no books of rituals; all we have are objects and fragments all of which...

05 Feb 2009

The trial of Socrates

Essay - 5 pages - Ancient history

The setting of The Apology takes place in Athens, Greece in the year 399 BC. After a 27 year war with Sparta, Athens' democratic government was replaced by an oligarchy. An oligarchy is a form of government in which a small group of tyrannical men rule for selfish gain....

27 Jan 2009

Mesopotamian studies: Divination

Essay - 6 pages - Ancient history

“In the eyes of the Mesopotamians, everything in the world was divinatory.” The entire natural world shared a divine presence, according to the Mesopotamian beliefs within their religion. The Mesopotamian deities ruled supreme over the natural world. Their gods were always represented...

19 Jan 2009

Assess the role played by the Aoman Army in the local government of provinces and communities in the roman empire

Essay - 7 pages - Ancient history

The Roman Empire had a very complex structure. It consisted in fact of three interconnected essential elements, each representing an instrument of the power. There was first of all, the central administration, then the provincial administration and finally, the army. This last one was strong and...

15 Jan 2009

The endurance of the "Islamic World" from the seventh century to the nineteenth century

Essay - 5 pages - Ancient history

The expansion in Islam was a long process, occurring through centuries. The conquests were led in the name of the Prophet Muhammad. However, these victories were also the expression of the triumph of a people over the first Empires dominating the Middle East. From the seventh century and the rise...

18 Dec 2008

A critical study of Ramesses II: His contributions to Egypt as the last great pharaoh

Essay - 6 pages - Ancient history

The dictionary definition of “great” is: “of extraordinary powers; having unusual merit;” This definition fits with the interpretation of what it was to be great according to the pharaohs of the New Kingdom, especially those of the eighteenth and nineteenth dynasties....

06 Nov 2008

The evolution of the Hermaphrodite in Greek culture

Essay - 10 pages - Ancient history

The nature of the hermaphrodite was a source of conflicting emotions in the Classical World. On one hand, the androgynous being represented a kind of natural deformity and was treated with fear; on the other hand, the hermaphrodite was the embodiment of physical, emotional, and mental harmony....

30 Sep 2008

The ideological clash of Athens and Sparta

Essay - 7 pages - Ancient history

At the forefront of Western Civilization stood Ancient Greece and her two most prized City-States, Athens and Sparta. Although the two developed relatively alongside each other, many cultural and ideological differences arose as time spanned itself. While Athens flourished with...

05 Sep 2008

Wrinkles in time: Anachronisms in the Book of Mormon

Essay - 17 pages - Ancient history

Anyone familiar with the claims put forth in The Book of Mormon (from here on referred to as BoM) knows that they are indeed astounding. Within its pages, one takes a glimpse into an advanced ancient culture(s) that had once populated the New World (the Nephite and Lamanite cultures but...

20 Jul 2008

The conquests of Alexander the great

Essay - 5 pages - Ancient history

Alexander's father, Phillip II, ruled Macedon from 359 to 336 BC. Alexander's accomplishments may not have been achieved if it weren't for his father's military and political efforts. Philip's military work included fortifying the Macedonian army and...

15 Jun 2008

The Religion of Graham Greene

Essay - 5 pages - Ancient history

When viewing Graham Greene from a religious perspective, or evaluating his works based upon their “religious sense,” the starting assumptions of critics have been that Greene is a Catholic writer. However, analyses of Greene's work have proven that Greene at best fits...

11 Jun 2008

The City is a Jealous Mistress: A Socio-Historical Reading About Divided Loyalties in Hosea

Essay - 8 pages - Ancient history

Here it will be attempted to examine three characters of within Hosea chapters one through three--from a socio-historical feminist viewpoint, ergo, socio-herstorical-in order to try to understand why they are portrayed the way they are in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament history....

09 Jun 2008

The Battle of Cattalaunian Fields

Essay - 5 pages - Ancient history

The Battle of Catalaunian Fields was the climax of the Hun invasion of the empire. It was this event that decided the fate of Europe because it was this battle which chose groups would to settle. If the Hun army had won European history would be drastically changed. Europe...

05 Jun 2008

The Equation of Stone Tools and Human Intelligence Evolution

Essay - 3 pages - Ancient history

Stone tools are often the glorified paradigm for anthropological assumptions about human intelligence evolution. Their concrete and quantifiable linkages to Paleolithic realities are what make stone tools such a pivotal addition to anthropology's understanding of evolution. The...

04 Jun 2008

Law and Order in Ancient China

Essay - 6 pages - Ancient history

Social development in most countries is predicated upon the history and tradition of the country in its early years of development. In other words, the direct issues of law and order that have become a part of modern social discourse can be traced back to the historical development of the state....

04 Jun 2008

Argumentative paper about the Islamic Empire

Essay - 3 pages - Ancient history

The short period of time after the death of Mohammad was a tumultuous one of growth and redefinition. What would follow Mohammad's career of revelations and what it would mean for a society governed by them was the looming question to be quickly and unavoidably answered by the actions of the new...

03 Jun 2008

Handmaid of God: The Developing Social Class of the Virgin Mary

Essay - 7 pages - Ancient history

Although the Virgin Mary is depicted in the gospel text and other religious literature as primarily a humble “handmaid of God,” imagery in medieval representations of her tend to downplay that aspect of her personality. Instead, social class is what is most often emphasized, with the...

11 Feb 2008

Biography and history of Cleopatra

Essay - 8 pages - Ancient history

The story of Cleopatra is one of epic proportions. Fully of mystery, intrigue and intelligence, Cleopatra is considered one of the most prominent and powerful figures in history. Due to the "Hollywood-ification" of her life as well as legendary stories that have pervaded history, it is...

19 Oct 2007

The Greater Good

Essay - 4 pages - Ancient history

Joan of Arc never lived to hear her own name; she never lived to see her own deliverance. Jeanne la Pucelle (Joan the Maid) died a heretic. Redeemed twenty-five years later at the nullification of the Rouen trial that sentenced her to the stake, Joan finally earned the honor...

16 Jan 2007

The image of Ireland and the Irish in the classical and late antique Roman sources

Essay - 4 pages - Ancient history

Classical Antiquity is a broad term for a long period of cultural history centred on the Mediterranean Sea, which begins roughly with the earliest recorded Greek poetry of Homer (7th century BC) and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire (5th century...