History

Decline of Egypt

Decline of Egypt

Decline of Egypt Defining the end point The civilization of ancient Egypt can be traced back in recognizable form to around 3000 BC. It was to endure for over three millennia and it is perhaps the most instantly recognizable of all ancient cultures today. The question of how it came to an end is .....

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Fall of Rome: Few Judgmental View

Fall of Rome: Few Judgmental View

Fall of Rome: Few Judgmental View Most of the theories said – The Barbarian attacks on Rome partially stemmed from a mass migration caused by the Huns’ invasion of Europe in the late fourth century. When these Eurasian warriors rampaged through northern Europe, they drove many German.....

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Ancient Roman Republican Constitution

Ancient Roman Republican Constitution

The Roman Republican Constitution Introduction The Romans never had a written constitution, but their form of their government, especially from the time of the passage of the lex Hortensia (287 B.C.), roughly parallels the modern American division of executive, legislative, and judical branches, .....

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The Punic War

The Punic War

The Punic War: The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. At the time, they were probably the largest wars that had ever taken place. First Punic War The Battle of Messina in Sicily in 264 BCE precipitated full-scale war between Rome and Ca.....

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Nuremberg War Crime Trials

Nuremberg War Crime Trials

Nuremberg War Crime Trials The Nuremberg trials were a series of trials held between 1945 and 1949 in which the Allies prosecuted German military leaders, political officials, industrialists, and financiers for crimes they had committed during world war ii. After the war, the Allies faced the tas.....

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Sculptural Materials in Ancient Greece

Sculptural Materials in Ancient Greece

Sculptural Materials in Ancient Greece The principal materials for Greek sculpture were stone (especially marble) and bronze – limestone, terracotta and wood being much inferior – and there were several famous examples of ivory carving, notably the chryselephantine statues made by Phi.....

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Hellenistic Greek Sculpture

Hellenistic Greek Sculpture

Hellenistic Greek Sculpture introduced a number of changes to the type of art produced during the Classical era. Hellenistic architecture, in a manner similar to Hellenistic sculpture, focuses on theatricality, drama, and the experience of the viewer. Public spaces and temples were created with t.....

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Ancient Greek Classical Sculpture

Ancient Greek Classical Sculpture

The Classical period witnessed a rapid improvement in Greek statuary. There was a dramatic rise in the technical skills of Greek sculptors in their ability to depict the human body in a relaxed rather than rigid posture. In the early 5th century Greek artists began consciously to attempt to rende.....

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Characteristics of Archaic Greek Sculpture

Characteristics of Archaic Greek Sculpture

Characteristics of Archaic Greek Sculpture Greek art and sculpture has had a profound effect throughout the ages. Many of the styles have been reproduced and copied by some of what the modern day audiences would class as some of the finest artists to have ever lived e.g. Michelangelo. Western art.....

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Ancient Greek Architecture Systems

Ancient Greek Architecture Systems

The Greeks developed three architectural systems, called orders, each with their own distinctive proportions and detailing. The Greek orders are: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Doric style is rather sturdy and its top (the capital), is plain. This style was used in mainland Greece and the colo.....

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Gladiators in Ancient Period

Gladiators in Ancient Period

Gladiators in ancient Period One of the most famous elements of Roman society and entertainment. A unique product of Rome and Italy, gladiators came to epitomize the socially decadent nature of the Romans, with their taste for blood sports. Gladiators emerged among the Etruscans as a form of the .....

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Russian Revolution: From Tsar to Socialism

Russian Revolution: From Tsar to Socialism

Russian Revolution: From Tsar to Socialism Russian Revolution of 1917, also called the Soviet Revolution, was a rebellion of the Russian people against the rule of the Russian czar (emperor), Nicholas II. The revolution swept away the ancient Russian monarchy and ultimately laid the foundation of.....

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