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A legend is a story that has probable historical roots but has been to
A legend is a story that has probable historical roots but has been told and retold, embellished and personalized to the individual and their culture. The hero in a legend is generally larger than life. Legends are often narrative and present a theme or problem that was central to the development of the time period. Heroic tradition is , simply stated, the ages old pattern of story that begins with a hero in unusual circumstances, the search or quest, the transformation of the Hero and a resolu...

Tectonic Plates Enviroments
Tectonic Plates Enviroments There are three main plate tectonic environments: extensional, transform, and compressional. Plate boundaries in different localities are subject to different inter-plate stresses, producing these three types of earthquakes. Each type has its own special hazards. Rising and Sinking of Material From Mantle In this view of a flattened-out mantle from the northwest, the blue blobs show where colder, denser material is sinking into the mantle. Near the surface, most of t...

Lorenzo de' Medici 1449-1492
Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492) Ruler of Florence Unofficial ruler of republican Florence during the Renaissance period, who was a poet, diplomatist, and celebrated patron of the arts. Lorenzo de' Medici was born on January 1, 1449, in Florence, an independent Italian city-state republic famous then as now for its artistic and intellectual achievements during what scholars call the Italian Renaissance. After 1434, his grandfather Cosimo had established the Medici family's dominant position withi...

The Olympic Games an international sports competition are held once ev
The Olympic Games, an international sports competition, are held once every four years at a different site, where athletes from different nations compete against each other in a wide variety of sports. There are two classifications of Olympics, the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics. Through 1992 they were held in the same year, but beginning in 1994 they were rescheduled so that they are held in alternate even-numbered years. For example, the Winter Olympics were held in 1994 and the Summ...

THE SEARCH
THE SEARCH Over the years, the practice of physician assisted suicide, affectionately know as euthanasia, has evolved into one of the biggest social issues in the United States and the World. There have been many controversies over whether or not euthanasia is justified. In some places in the United States, euthanasia is considered murder (Jussim 47). It is then treated as a murder case and murder penalties are used. There has been a whole change in euthanasia over the centuries, but it still s...

Abstract
Abstract The advent of the Mind Age of intelligent robots envisioned by Hans Moravec will bring profound transformations in global social and technological structures and relations of an advanced intelligence to its environment. The ability of future machines to directly share experiences and knowledge with each other will lead to evolution of intelligence from relatively isolated individual minds to highly interconnected structural entities. The development of a network of communicating mobile...

NEW ATLANTIS
NEW ATLANTIS WE sailed from Peru, where we had continued by the space of one whole year, for China and Japan, by the South Sea, taking with us victuals for twelve months; and had good winds from the east, though soft and weak, for five months' space and more. But then the wind came about, and settled in the west for many days, so as we could make little or no way, and were sometimes in purpose to turn back. But then again there arose strong and great winds from the south, with a point east; whi...

To many people all over the world Christmas means presents family food
To many people all over the world, Christmas means presents, family, food, sharing, Santa Claus, giving thanks, etc. One misconception associated with Christmas is the birthday of Jesus Christ. History shows that Christ was not born on December 25 and to continue to celebrate it as His birthday is untrue. I would suggest that our society discontinue pretending that Christmas is Christ's birthday and remove from the celebration of Christmas any pretense of religion. I do not profess to be a deep...

If you were thinking Mexico would have a white Christmas you were wron
If you were thinking Mexico would have a white Christmas, you were wrong. The weather in Mexico never dips below the 40s, which is good for the festivals Mexico has. Most people in Mexico take off the last two weeks in December. Either to party, spend more time with the family, visit with old friends, or make new friends. Christmas in Mexico is celebrated in a many ways. One thing to do is the posada, a recreation of Mary and Joseph searching for a room at the inn. Accompanying them is a cho...

The tragedy of the Cherokee nation has haunted American consciences si
The tragedy of the Cherokee nation has haunted American consciences since the arrival of Andrew Jacksons Presidency in March of 1829. The events that had transpired after the implementation of his Indian policy are indeed heinous and continually pose questions of morality for all generations. Ancient Native American tribes were forced from their ancestral homes in an effort to increase the aggressive expansionism of white settlers during the early years of the United States. The most notable e...

STARGATE
STARGATE BY. Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich Report by Adam Smith The action begins in Egypt in 1928 when archeologists find a strange object buried in the dessert. The object was not made of any minerals found on earth. The story then shifts to the present when Dr. Jackson, an expert on ancient Egypt language, was hired by the U.S. government to examine the artifact. His job is to determine the purpose of the artifact, now called the stargate. The gate is moved to an abandoned missile silo thr...

The Hittites
The Hittites So who exactly are the Hittites you ask? A group of people in the ancient Middle East obviously, but who are they? Who did they worship, and how did they get their food? The answers to the questions were untold until recently when the Hittites were finally recognized as one of the Great Powers of the Middle East much like the Egyptains or the Assyrians at the time. This established group of people created a kingdom in what we now know as Turkey and Syria. This big area of land was ...

Anti-Semitism and Nazi Hatred
Anti-Semitism and Nazi Hatred Many people think that hatred towards the Jews began with Hitler. That's simple not true. Anti-Semitism began in ancient times because of the oddity of the Jewish religion. The Jews worshipped one invisible deity while most other religions worshipped a group of man-like Gods with special powers. (Patterson, pg. 3) Their neighbors in this way gradually alienated the Jews. Even other Christ-worshipping religions became anti-Semitic. Martin Luther said that Christia...

Greek Drama
Greek Drama The history of European theater begins with the Greeks, whose annual festivals in honor of the god Dionysus included competitions in tragic and comical plays. According to tradition, the first of these dramatic forms evolved from choral songs concerning the death and resurrection of Dionysus. This occurred about the middle of the 6th century BC, when Thespis of Icaria, in a drama of his own composition, impersonated a character and engaged the chorus in dialogue, thereby becoming bo...

Response Paper
Response Paper I recently had the opportunity to visit one of the most studied and splendid displays in architecture and art in Western Civilization; The Mayan Ruins in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. This opportunity came up rather suddenly and when I learned that I would be visiting Mexico, I knew this was one of the places I wanted to see. I have friends who have visited these ruins and spoke about their beauty as well as the challenge of climbing El Castillo of Pyramid of Kukulcan, the cente...

HYPNOSIS
HYPNOSIS The term hypnosis has been defined many different ways. Almost every different source has a different definition of the word. Some sources will even say that since hypnosis can not be scientifically proven there is no such thing as hypnosis at all. However, some specialists have come up with a working definition for lack of a better one: Hypnosis is a particular state of the nervous system in which the organized inhibition of certain areas permits unaccustomed action. The trance can co...

The account of one ancient historian named Abu-al-Mundhir Hishm ibn-Mu
The account of one ancient historian named Abu-al-Mundhir Hishm ibn-Muhammad ibn-al-S'ib ibn-Bishr al-Kalbi, better known as ibn-al-Kalbi, gives report of around twenty idols that existed in the Middle-East in a book called, The Book of Idols. This book of idols shows the work of a Moslem historian who attempted to create a listing of all the idols worshiped by the Arab people before the coming of the Prophet Muhammad. The research of this historian, who lived in the eighth and ninth centurie...

Egypt
Egypt Booker Drennan Global Studies Period 5 Arab Republic of Egypt, or unofficially Egypt, is one of the most interesting countries in the world. Its historical background is incredible considering its terrain hardly varies at all. There seems to have always been an interest in Egypt because of its huge temples, called pyramids. Also it was known to be one of the most advanced cultures since 3200 BC and even today we can still not imagine what great force it took to make such pyramids. They a...

The Career of Teaching
The Career of Teaching Today, as we enter a new world of technology, and new discoveries, we must remember how we got where we are today. How did we learn how to do all these skills like reading, writing, and arithmetic? We got to where we are today because of teachers. Those special people, who taught us how to read, write our names, and gives us courage when we could not do that one hard arithmetic problem. As read on you will discover how these people got their jobs, and exactly just what it...

Architecture of the World
Architecture of the World by Andrew M. Rivlin English IIC-4th Block Mrs. Jump and Mr. Holtmeyer March 10, 1998 Architecture is an expression of ones mind, found around the world in many different forms. Architecture is influenced by many highlights. The countries of Japan, France, and Australia all have very different forms. Their architectural forms are expressed by religions, professions, climate, and modern technologies. From the construction of ancient buildings on scratch paper to sketches...

Though Yi was at first angry with Chang O he did love her and quickly
Though Yi was at first angry with Chang O, he did love her and quickly forgave her. To make her more comfortable on the cold moon, he built her a magnificent palace out of fragrant cinnamon wood. But Yi can only visit his wife once a month on the night of the new moon. This is the reason why the moon is gone for about one day every month, it is because Yi is visiting Chang O. Some other things that this mythology explains are why there are no mountains between Jizhou and the Han River and why m...

DEFINITION
DEFINITION Prisoners of War (POW), term used to designate captured members of the armed forces of an enemy, or noncombatants who render them direct service and who have been captured during wartime. Surgeons, chaplains, news correspondents, and hospital attendants of the Red Cross are not included in this category, nor are civilians who are detained and interned in belligerent countries. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries the Red Cross has brought comfort, legal aid, and attention to the pl...

HISTORICAL NOTES
HISTORICAL NOTES 2-4-99 *DEMORACY AND DICTATORSHIP IN ANCIENT ROME IN 509 B.C. , THE ROMANS THREW OUT THEIR KING. AT THE TIME , ROME ALREADY HAD A CITIZEN ASSEMBLY. TO REPLACE THE KING , THE ASSEMBLY ELECTED TWO MEN CALLED C O N S U L S WHO WOULD GOVERN TOGETHER FOR ONE YEAR. BOTH CONSULS HAD TO COOPERATE IN ORDER FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO ACT. IT WAS MAINLY THE P A T R I C I A N S , THE WEALTHY LANDOWNING NOBLES , WHO GOT TO VOTE. AS A RESULT , THE CONSULS IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE REPUBLIC WERE A...

Italian Renaissance
Italian Renaissance The Italian Renaissance was a time of rebirth, questioning and exploration in Italy beginning in the early 1300s. During this time the arts, sciences, and literary philosophy flourished. Italian scholars and artists studied the work, learnings, and art of the ancient Roman and Greeks in attempts to recapture the works of ancient Greece and Rome in their own literary and philosophic works. The Italian Renaissance overlapped a period called the Middle or Dark Ages. This was a...

In ancient time people of Rome believed in many gods and goddesses tha
In ancient time people of Rome believed in many gods and goddesses that they thought controlled everything in the world. They thought that the gods and goddesses controlled the forces of nature and when the seasons changed. When it rained they thought one of the gods was sad and thats why the rain fell. I am going to be explaining to your 3 different gods. They are Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus. Zeus was the king of the gods and ruler of the sky. He controlled everybody after he won power over his...

Evil Emperors
Evil Emperors Block F Augustus was one of the single most extraordinary emperors to ever rule the Roman Empire, he was also the first. Augustus set a precept for emperors to come. Some emperors followed it, some tried, and some didnt try at all. My report is about two emperors of Rome that didnt rule in light of Augustus, and probably couldnt help it, considering they were most definitely insane. Caligula Gaius Caesar was born in the ancient city of Antium on August 31, 12 A.D.. Gaius had tw...

Niccolo Machiavelli 1469 - 1527 were Florentinecontemporaries who work
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) were Florentinecontemporaries who worked for the government of Florence and who wrote about the histories oftheir city and country as well as about the politics of their time. Their philosophies toward politicalscience and the value of history were formed in the crucible of Florentine politics, especially in theafter math of the 1494 invasion by France and Charles VIII in the Italian Wars. Although friends and admirers of each other, their social classes and al...

The death penalty has been around for thousands of years Punishment by
The death penalty has been around for thousands of years. Punishment by death which was common among all ancient civilizations was made a public spectacle. Crowds would gather to observe executions by boiling in oil, flaying alive, stoning, or impaling. In the 1700s, England had over two hundred offenses that could have been punishable by death. However, since the 1800s most death sentences have been a result of a conviction of murder. The United States Supreme Court, in 1972, decided the impos...

Evan Shelby Sr came here from the mother country and brought his famil
Evan Shelby Sr. came here from the mother country and brought his family to the colonies and accumulated a vast amount of wealth while here for a short time before his death. Evan Shelby Jr. his oldest son, was very active for his new home land, by obtaining the rank of Brig. General of the militia in the American Revolution and Evan Shelby Jr.'s son Isaac Shelby a very decorated Revolutionary War hero and the first governor of Kentucky. The above mentioned gentlemen are direct ancestors of min...

History of Lacrosse
History of Lacrosse What is the history of lacrosse? It is a topic that holds interesting for me in two respects. First, I enjoy all types of history, so learning the who's and what's of the sport is interesting to me. Second, I play lacrosse and knowing who and how the sport was developed would help and interest me. How the game of lacrosse was played. What they used to play with, the types of sticks and balls. Rules used to play, team size, and the basic aspects of the game. The differences b...

Greek Sculpture
Greek Sculpture K. Hall Ancient History Greek artists remain, to this day, to be some of the most skilled craftspeople in the history of the world. The culture especially excelled in its sculptures. Although few artifacts have survived intact, these items are enough to provide us with significant knowledge of the materials, styles, and techniques and were used thousands of years ago. The sculpture of the ancient Greeks was harmonious, orderly and unified. Artists focused on the idealized human ...

BASEBALL
BASEBALL Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game, wrote American author and historian Jacques Barzun. Baseball has been called America's national pastime, and for more than 150 years people of all ages have enjoyed playing or watching the game all over the world. Every year more than 70 million spectators attend games played by the major league teams in North America and by professional teams around the world, especial...

Romeo and Juliet began as an ancient ritualistic tale It was chanted o
Romeo and Juliet began as an ancient ritualistic tale. It was chanted or spoken in unison by a stage full of monks. When Shakespeare was alive and writing his plays, the church was openly opposed to theatre. Sometimes, it could manage to have theatres shut down merely because they believed it was wrong. The church also disallowed female participation in the theatre. So, in Shakespeares time, Juliet would have been played by a young boy. Shakespeare used astrological terms in many of his plays....

Corporal Punishment is physical abuse
Corporal Punishment is physical abuse Corporal punishment is the execution of a judicially imposed sentence that inflicts a manner of physical pain upon the offenders body without killing him. In the past corporal punishment included flogging, whipping, branding and facial or bodily mutilation of all types. Corporal punishment also refers to the discipline of children at home and in schools but it was made illegal for punishing schoolchildren in 1986. Historically, corporal punishment was used ...

Celestial Eyes -- from Metamorphosis to Masterpiece
Celestial Eyes -- from Metamorphosis to Masterpiece by Charles Scribner III 1. Francis Cugat's jacket for The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition Facsimile published by Collectors Reprints, Inc., New York, 1988. In my 1990 F. Scott Fitzgerald seminar at the University of South Carolina, I discussed the thematic connections between The Great Gatsby and its original dust jacket, mentioning the mystery of Francis Cugat (or F. Coradal-Cugat). Little is known about t...

Gargoyles and the Lamassu
Gargoyles and the Lamassu Since the beginning of human imagination, we have fabricated the idea of power through imaginative creatures for protection. The origin of this idea dates back before the death of Christ with bas relief animals attached to gate walls. During the Assyrian Era, Lamassus guarded the gates of Sargon II, and were depicted as a winged human-headed bulls. The High relief creature were situated at adjacent sides of the gate at Khorsabad and served as a guardian to the King ...

Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism Anti-Semitism is the political, social and economic activities directed against Jewish people. The term is now used to denote anti-Judaic acts or sentiments based on any grounds, including religious ones. The word Semitic derives from the decedents of Shem, the oldest son of Noah. Around 1880, the term anti-Semitism was used to denote hostility only towards Jews. This hostility is supposedly justified by a theory developed in Germany in the mid nineteenth century, that people of...

Introduction
Introduction Lazio, also known as Latium, is a region in west central Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are many beautiful provinces, or cities, in the region. Some include Rome, Latina, Frosinone, Viterbo, and Rieti. In Lazio there is also an important river, the Tiber, which runs right through Rome. The capital of Italy is Rome, which is also an important industrial city in the region, Lazio, and the capital of Lazio as well. Another important city is Civitavecchia, the Vatican City, the cen...

The Great Pyramids
The Great Pyramids Located on the west bank of the Nile River on the outskirts of Cairo, the pyramids at Giza, Egypt, rank as some of the best-known monuments in the world. The ancient Egyptians constructed the pyramids to serve as royal tombs. Built without the use of cranes, pulleys, or lifting tackle, the massive structures stand as testaments to the engineering skills of their makers. The Great Pyramid in Egypt, built by King Khufu during his reign (2551 BC-2528 BC), has a complex interior....

Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Grande had developed a variety of different c...

The ancient Greek culture has had many effects on our own culture toda
The ancient Greek culture has had many effects on our own culture today. A few examples of these effects are: their invention of the Olympics, geometry, and the democratic government. The first Greek Olympics were held at Olympia in 776 BC. They were rather different than the modern games. There were far fewer events. Supposedly, the very first organized Olympics consisted of only on event, the Stadion. In addition, only free men who spoke Greek were allowed to compete. They were held at Olympi...

Greek Amphitheater
Greek Amphitheater: Structure and Performance Thesis: in the next few pages people will be educated with the location and background of Ancient Greece ( Greece ) and about the structure and performance of a Greek Amphitheater. Theater has been around for a long time. But people never took the time-out to think about who made the first play, where the first play was held, or when and where the first person built a theater. Just think about it, movies and television shows probably all originated ...

The movie Three Sovereigns for Sarah and the essay The Witches of Sale
The movie, Three Sovereigns for Sarah, and the essay, The Witches of Salem Village by Kai Erickson, are informative works depicting the Salem Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Both of the works give psychological interpretations of a society torn apart by class, jealousy, and religion. The trials resulted from a climate of repression, religious intolerance, and social hierarchy combined with fanaticism and the oppression of women. Three Sovereigns for Sarah gives a good interpretation of ...

Who shapes history What shapes history Do people Do events
Who shapes history? What shapes history? Do people? Do events? It is a debate as simple yet as complex as the proverbial chicken and egg. People cause events to happen, therefore, it is really people who shape events. But can one person be responsible for any important event? Important events involve the actions of many people, so it is the events then, and not the people that shape history. But what about the people involved in the events? Due to the reciprocity of the arguments, it is impossi...

The Ancient Olympics
The Ancient Olympics The ancient Olympics were a festival that had probably been going on long before the first champion was ever crowned. The Olympics were not just for athletic competition; the festival was also for music, poetry, and other art forms. When the events were revived in the early 19th century the art festivities were not revived with them (Girardi). The Olympics took place at Olympia, located in a wooded valley in the western Peloponnese. The area is surrounded by hills on three ...

Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales written in approximately 1385 is a
Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, written in approximately 1385, is a collection of twenty-four stories ostensibly told by various people who are going on a religious pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral from London, England. During the Middle Ages it was custom for many Christians to go on pilgrimages to perform what they believed was God's work. Canterbury was one of many sites that the pilgrim would go to. Geoffrey Chaucer centers his book The Canterbury Tales around the pilgrims on their w...

Of all confrontations in political philosophy the biggest is
Of all confrontations in political philosophy, the biggest is the conflict between philosophy and politics. The problem remains making philosophy friendly to politics. The questioning of authoritative opinions is not easily accomplished nor is that realm of philosophy - the pursuit of wisdom. Socrates was the instigator of the conflict. While the political element takes place within opinions about political life, Socrates asks the question What is the best regime and how should I live? Ancient...

France
France The Land & Cities France is the largest country in Western Europe. It is divided into two regions. Biarritz in the southwest and Luxembourg is in the northeast. The north is mostly plains while the south is surrounded by hills and high mountains, including Mont Blanc (4,807 m/15,771 ft), the highest point in France and in Europe. Between the two types of terrain are several wide valleys and gaps, including the BELFORT GAP, the Saone valley, the upper Rhone valley, the combined Rhone-Saone...

Greek Review assignment
Greek Review assignment I. Effects of geography upon existence. How did they make a living? 1. rough terrain- mountain ranges separating deep valleys. 2. not enough farmland to feed people- forced to the sea to find food. 3. surrounded by seas on 3 sides, many harbors. 4. farmers raised grains, figs, olives, and grapes. 5. not enough basic food supplies led farmers to grow grapes and olives, the wine and oil could be sold abroad. 6. business in ancient Greece centered around farming. II. Types o...

Hawaiian Birds
Hawaiian Birds Throughout Hawaiian history, birds of all shapes and sizes have played a big role in their culture and heritage. Birds were a source of food. Their feathers were also used to make capes, helmets, and leis. One well known Hawaiian bird is the oo. This bird was not eaten but its feathers were a vital part of their culture and religion. These small birds had either gold or black feathers used to make capes and religious feather helmets. The oo was caught by using a bird lime made ...