Gates of horn and ivory

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  • “Man oh man,” I exhaled. It was half-past twelve, according to my cellular device. The bright LCD

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    throughout the whole hand with the plates getting bigger, eventually encasing the hand. Held in both his hands, was a composite bow made of ivory and wood. The wood was of raven-black ebony polished to sheen. Dragon horn was used for the ivory. It took my character some time to carve it to size for the bow. Sanding down the ivory removed the chocolate grime on the horn leaving left a magnificent pearl-white color. With my character in tow, I began my quest for the so called

  • Virgil’s Vision of the Underworld and Reincarnation in Book VI of the Aeneid

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    Virgil’s Vision of the Underworld and Reincarnation in Book VI of the Aeneid “Virgil paints his sad prophetic picture of the Underworld in shadowy halftones fraught with tears and pathos. His sources are eclectic, but his poetic vision is personal and unique” (Lenardon, 312). Despite countless writings regarding the region of the Underworld, such as Homer’s Odyssey and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Virgil bases his book upon traditional elements accompanied with his own vision of the Underworld and

  • The Illegal Trade Of Wildlife

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    have been used in Asian traditional medicine, many of these practices are scientifically refuted yet are still in use. One example of a species which are being used look no further than either rhinoceros or the tiger. In the case of the rhino, their horns are usually ground into a powder, then made into tablets which are used to treat the following: nosebleeds, strokes, convulsions, fevers, and even are believed to cure cancer. According to the Environmental Investigation Agency, a minimum of one tiger

  • The Aeneid By Virgil Between 29 And 19 Bc

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    The Aeneid is an epic poem written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC. This works tells of the Trojan hero Aeneas and his journey from Troy to Italy to settle a new city for his people. The first half of the book entails Aeneas making his way to Italy while the second half describes the battle between the Latins and the Trojans. Both of these endeavors require the hero of the story to have a motivated disposition. These motivations come in the form of depictions of Roman history. The two significant

  • The Aeneid By Virgil Aeneid

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    Virgil’s Aeneid was written in a time of political and social transition in Rome, which influenced the epic poem in a political way. Aeneid was written only a couple years after the civil war where a lot of people had started to lose faith in the greatness of Rome. Virgil’s intensely political poem concentrates on the theme of Rome’s greatness and particularly with the reign of the new emperor Augustus Caesar as the re-founder of glorious Rome. Throughout the poem Virgil used prophecies to make

  • The Hero of Aeneid and the Non-Hero of Dante’s Inferno Essay

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    The Hero of Aeneid and the Non-Hero of Dante’s Inferno      Although Dante bases much of Inferno's structure on the Aeneid, the central characters, the central voices in each, are used very differently.  Dr. Andrew Bernstien, in his essay The Philosophical Foundations of Heroism, defines a hero as ... an individual of elevated moral stature and superior ability who pursues his goals indefatigably in the face of powerful antagonist(s). Because of his unbreached devotion to the good, no

  • The Minoan Civilization : An Aegean Bronze Age Civilization

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    The Minoan civilization was an Aegean Bronze Age civilization that was rich with culture, art and architecture. They were so intellectually advanced for their time period, that they have made a significant contribution to the development of the Western European civilization. The Mycenaean civilization flourished in the late Bronze Age. Unlike the Minoans, the Mycenaeans were militaristic and more calculating people. They had very specific reasons behind their actions. Both civilizations had differences

  • Exploring Homer's Iliad as a Source of Information about the Ancient City of Troy

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    Homer was the ancient Greek poet said to have lived between around the 8th and 9th century B.C. Some believe that he was born on the island of Chios and others say he was in Ionia. He was said to be a court singer and a storyteller. He is famous for the writings of the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey. While there is controversy weather or not Homer alone wrote these pieces or many other people wrote it over a period of time and even if Homer was an actual person. Homer also wrote Homeric Hymns

  • How Dreams Help Us Grow And Prepare For Life

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    Running to a door and never reaching it, falling with no end, being chased by something but never being able to run fast enough; what do all these dreams mean? From going to school and forgetting your pants, to running through a field of flowers dreams have different interpretations. There have been many theories behind not only the meaning of dreams, but also how they originated. From different religious views to Freudianism to Neo-Freudianism, dreams have had a constant impact on our understanding

  • Similarities and Differences in the Aeneid and the Odyssey.

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    Both the Odyssey and the Aeneid describe the journeys of the two Greek heroes –Odysseus and Aeneas, as they struggle towards their goal through the crises and deadly situations caused by the wrath of the gods upon them. In the Odyssey, we see that Poseidon (god of the sea/earth shaker) has a grudge against Odysseus while Athena, god of wisdom, aids him throughout his journey. Similarly in the Aeneid, we see that goddess Juno dislikes Aeneas as he is destined to destroy the city of Carthage loved