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Ancient Law / The Rights Of A Patron : A 5 page paper discussing the relationship between the Digest that was part of the Corpus Iuris Civilis ordered recorded by Emperor Justinian of the early Byzantine Empire, c. 534. Only two Articles of the body of civil law of the Empire are examined here (Articles XIV and XV), but their relationship to the evolution of the lord and serf relationship of medieval Europe is clear. Remarkably, they even retain applicability to life today. Ariticles XIV and XV address the rights of the patron and the obedience to parents and patrons required of children who were under the age of majority, which at that time was 25. Bibliography lists 1 source. Patrons.doc

Greek Law : 8 pages in length. Greek law evolved as a necessary means by which to regulate society's behavior. What had up until then been left up to the whims of each individual to handle on his own was now a product of fair and sensible legal procedure. It can be argued that there was, indeed, a great need for such a show of order in that there existed no modicum of conformity when it came to retribution. As Greek law continued to be established, it also became an integral component of other areas of life, branching out into political and social implications. The writer discusses Greek Law in relation to the Sumerians; Egyptians; Hebraics; Hellenics; the Classical, Roman and Christian periods; as well as Cicero, Augustine, Plato and Aristotle. Bibliography lists 10 sources. TLCGrkLw.wps

Ancient Democracy : A 5 page paper discussing ancient Greek democracy. In ancient Greece the idea of democracy was met with some resistance, but gradually the people came around to the idea. The various ideas, and particulars are included to give a fairly accurate view of how it developed, how it worked, what went into the creation of the system, and how it grew. While it suffered greatly, as is by no means, the form of democracy we experience today, the subject offers much in the way of understanding the basics of democracy. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Ancdemoc.wps

Privileges of Jews in Ancient Rome : This 9 page report discusses the special privileges and immunities offered to Jews through ancient Roman law. The writer discusses the atmosphere that existed in ancient Rome for the Jewish community and notes the observations of historians of the time. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Jewsrome.wps

The Amateurization of Sports : An 8 page research paper on the history ancient sports. The writer details the origins of the types of sports, the Greek influence, and the Roman end of amateurization. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Amasport.wps

Impact of Greek Civilization on Western Culture : A 15 page research paper which examines the contributions made by ancient civilization to Western culture. The writer looks specifically at such Greek contributions as democratic principles, ideas on the importance of the individual, the systematic observation of the natural world, as well as Greek contributions to the fine arts of theatre and sculpture. Bibliography lists 4 sources. humwestc.wps.

Education in Ancient Greece : A 5 page research paper which examines the educational systems of ancient Athens and Sparta. While the writer deals briefly with the militaristic and brutal educational system of Sparta, the concentration of the paper deals with the development of the educational system in Athens. Topics covered include details regarding elementary education, and how the philosophical and rhetorical schools of Plato and Isocrates developed. Bibliography includes 5 sources. Edugree.wps

What Made Stoicism Appealing To The Ancient Greeks And Romans And Why Were Its Ideas Vulnerable To Christianity? : This 5 page report discusses the evolution of Stoicism, its appeal to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and whether or not it has relevance in the contemporary world. Also briefly discussed are some ideas as to why the Greeks and Romans were "susceptible" to the promises offered by early Christianity. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Stoic.wps

The Greeks & The Romans / & Similarities : A 6 page paper on the ways in which the Roman empire under Augustus was patterned after the Greeks. The writer discusses some of the similarities and differences, and answers the give some insight as to why Rome chose to be that way. No bibliography. Romegree.wps

Greek & Roman Law -- A Causal Relationship? : A 12 page paper discussing whether or not Greek concepts of law had any significant effect in the formation of the famous Roman codes. The paper points out several areas in which a definite relationship is shown. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Grlaw.wps

Leadership in the Roman Empire : A 5 page paper examining this issue in the light of Fletcher Pratt’s book Hail Caesar. The paper looks at Pratt’s contention that just as the growth of the Roman Empire demanded ever greater political and civic management skills, the supply of greatness ran out. Bibliography lists 1 source. Romlead.wps

Fall of the Roman Empire : Rome was a major power because it always made certain its own military prowess was preeminent. There have been many ideas presented as to the fall of the Roman Empire. Many believe that Rome declined morally and the violence and decadence of the societal norms led to the demise. Gibbons has been credited with the theory of the influence and transference of Christianity over the Roman system of Gods and Goddesses that perpetrated the fall. Another theory lays the blame at the feet of the Emperor, that the happiness of the people and the functioning of the government was directly correlated with the personal merit and management skills of the reigning authority. This 10 page paper argues that the imperialistic tendencies of Rome over time and the pre-eminence of military expansionism in the latter stages, was the deciding feature of the "fall". Bibliography lists 7 sources. Romefall.wps

Ancient Greek and Roman Music : This 7 page paper looks at Ancient Greek and Roman music with a particular emphasis on the instruments they used. New research is shown to indicate that people who lived in earlier times were more sophisticated than once thought, even playing similar instruments and employing comparable techniques. Bibliography lists 5 sources.Ancmusic.doc

Ancient Cyprus : This 10 page paper provides an overview of the ancient civilization and culture of the island of Cyprus. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Acyprus.wps

The Athenian Government : 4 page review of A.H.M. Jones' book entitled "Athenian Democracy." Book explores classic governments in Athens and makes mention of their historical relevancy to our own style of democracy in these contemporary United States. Athdemoc.wps

Athenian Democratic Imperialism : 8 pages in length. When comparing Athenian democracy to imperialism, it is essential to evaluate how the two elements played out in their political history. Thucydides’ account of Athenian democracy provides the reader with a significant understanding of why their democratic decision making may have been inherently flawed; if the quality of Athenian leadership was to blame; whether or not the Athenians were short-sighted or mere unlucky; as well as posits the possibility that a contemporary democracy might form similar policies. The writer addresses these issues as they relate to Athenian democratic Imperialism. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Athendem.wps

The Rise & Fall Of Athens : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the rise of the Athenian democracy and then the events that led to its fall from 510-360 BC. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Ath.wps

The Athenian Polis : A 5 page essay examining how the writers and philosophers of Classic Greece criticized Athenian politics/the Athenian polis in their works. Mentioned are Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Euripedes, and Socrates. No Bibliography. Athenpol.wps

Plutarch’s "On Sparta" / Historical Significance : This 7 page paper discusses the historical significance of the book On Sparta, written by Greek biographer and essayist Plutarch. No additional sources cited. Plutarch.wps

Agoras, Greek & Roman : A 6 page paper that explores the ancient Greek and Roman architecture of agoras (public squares), including their construction, materials, structures, ornamentation, and social significance. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Agoras.wps

Cultural Discourse : A 5 page creative dialogue between 1 fictitious character from ancient Greece and one from Rome in which the two share political and cultural ideas during their travels. Bibliography lists 1 source. Culture.doc

Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War : A 5 page summarization of major themes in Thucydides accounts of the Peloponnesian War. This paper presents the historical perspective prior to the onset of the war. It also contains consideration of the major thematic considerations of the era, including focus on democracy, morality, ambition, leadership and wealthy. The primary source is cited. Pelop.wps

The Culture of Greece & Thucydides’ "The Peloponnesian War" : A 4 page paper that considers the representation of culture presented by Thucydides in his work The Peloponnesian War. This paper demonstrates the differences between Sparta and Athens that led to the war, as well as the perceptions of culture in other city states. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Grpel.wps

Ancient Grecian Temple Priests : A 6 page essay examining the roles of the priest in the religion of ancient Greece. The Grecians had a god for every occurrence of nature and for every condition or abstract thought, and they were responsible for duly worshipping each in order to avoid the wrath of any god or goddess that might feel slighted. Consulting with a god meant consulting with the oracle ensconced in the most important holy places; the priest associated with the particular site was to interpret the sayings of the oracle, translating them into a language that the more common types could understand. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Grecian.wps

Greek Religious Practices / Hellenic vs. Hellenistic Era : Is a 5 page paper contrasting early Greek Olympian religious practices which could be called Hellenic, themselves a result of combining a variety of cultures settling the Greek region, and including the later rise of mystery cults and a variety of philosophies, with the diaspora of Greek culture during the Hellenistic imperial era after Alexander the Great’s conquests. The analysis stresses the many cross-cultural influences during both eras. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Greek Relig.wps

The Goddess Athena And Her People : A 3 page paper looking at the characteristics of the Greek goddess Athena, and analyzing her appeal to the people who worshipped her. The paper argues that in an overwhelmingly patriarchal society, Athena’s spirit ruled in Athens as the Athenian wife’s spirit ruled within the confines of her home. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Athena.wps

Herodotus -- Themes Of Vengence : This 6 page report discusses the themes of vengeance that run throughout Herdotus’ "History," as well as the unique aspects and viewpoints offered by Herodotus who has often been referred to as "the father of history." Bibliography lists 2 sources. Herodotus.wps

Zeus And His Worshippers : A 4 page analysis of the appeal of Zeus to Greek society. The paper argues that Zeus changed from a fickle and furious weather-god to a champion of justice, as his worshippers changed from illiterate tribesmen to the highest culture of the ancient world. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Zeusw.wps

A Comparison Between The Han Dynasty And The Ancient Greeks : 6 pages in length. A comparative paper in which the writer attempts to reconcile how classic Greeks would view China during the time of the Han Dynasty. The writer explores various differences in the politics and culture of these two groups. Chinagre.wps

Aegean Art : A 4 page study of art in the region surrounding Greece before the insurgence of the more traditionally known Greek period of art. Previous to Classical Greek art the Aegean art composed of several types of art forms that generally contained smooth and curved lines. The subject of art was oriented much more towards nature and animals than the Greek period that was to follow. The Aegean period includes the Minoan, Mycenaen, and Cycladic art forms. Bibliography included. Ancient.wps

Ancient Greek Art : A 4 page study of ancient Greece and the art form it produced. This period in time produced many forms of art. The art of the ancient Greeks was to influence the world greatly as many buildings were built with Greek architecture in mind. Even today we still see its influences in most of our government buildings across the nation. The sculptures, paintings and architecture were highly charged and elegant. It was an incredibly influential period in history that has perhaps not been surpassed by any period since. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Grekart.wps

The Use of Color in Ancient Greece : This 7 page paper discusses the use of color throughout the time between and including the Geometric and Hellenistic periods. Ceramics and paintings are among the many art examples provided. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Colorgre.wps

Early Greek Architecture : Approximately 10 pages in length. Paper examines periods and styles in early Greek architecture. Bibliography lists 7 sources (also includes annotated bibliography as well). Grrek.wps

The Greek Parthenon / A Window On The Hellenistic Soul : A 5 page research paper that examines the structure and design of what many consider to be the finest example of Greek sacred architecture, the Parthenon. The writer emphasizes the view that takes into accord the intellectual and emotional engagement that produced the temples as well as the specific forces that they exerted on the people of Greece. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Greekpar.wps

The Evolution Of Greek Sculpture : A 15 page discussion of the evolution of Greek sculpture with an emphasis on drapery treatment over time. Bibliography lists eight sources. Greekscu.wps

The Life and Works of Euclid of Alexandria : This 10 page paper gives a brief overview of the Greek mathematician, Euclid. He was the chief architect of the concept and science of geometry. Bibliography lists five sources. Euclid.wps

Philosophy & The Greek Orthodox Church : Comprehensive, 25 page discussion of the Greek Orthodox Church and its fundamental origins in the works of classic Greek philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Bibliography lists 19+ sources. Greekort.wps

Epigrams in Hellenistic Poetry : The first Hellenistic poets began to rediscover an earlier tradition and adopted the same themes and style of older Greek lyric masters. This 6 page essay examines the use of wit, sarcasm, and so forth in classic Hellenistic poems. The writer discusses the use of epigrams in terms of the various socio-political structures which probably led to their popularity at the time. It should be noted that the emphasis here is more upon the reasons for epigrams than on the poems or poetry itself. Mentioned are Callimachus, Herodus, Theocritus, and Apollonius of Rhodes. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Hellenis.wps

The Kings of Mesopotamia : This five-page paper gives an overview of the kings reigning over Mesopotania – how they were treated, what ceremonies they participated in, how their subjects revered them. Bibliography lists four sources. Mesoking.wps

Essays on Classic / Ancient Greece : 8 pages worth of short independent essays on the history of Western Civilization. Included is a contrast between the societies of Athens and Sparta (Greece), the Greek's intellectual rationalization for Astrology, and more. Bibliography lists 3+ sources. Kimexam.wsp

Cleopatra, Myth and Reality : A 9 page research paper which explores the myths surrounding the famous queen. The writer’s demonstrates how Cleopatra was first, the victim of Roman propaganda; and then, the victim of 2,000 years of male-oriented prejudice. The paper includes a brief description of Cleopatra’s life as seen through a feminist perspective and also includes references as to her treatment in literature and the media. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Cleomyth.wps

The Roman Empire / Its Rise & Fall : A 6 page paper analyzing the reasons for the creation of the Roman Empire as well as how these same factors led to its eventual collapse. The paper points out that there was simply no way that an Empire so huge and so culturally diverse could be managed at all, let alone imbued with a common sense of purpose. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Romanemp.wps

Looking At The Past For Answers To The Future / The Culture Of Ancient Rome : This 10 page paper examines social problems of today in comparison with those of Ancient Rome's. An historical overview is first provided that concentrates on the rule of Julius Caesar. Facts about Ancient Rome are gleaned from a variety of sources, inclusive of the art work the ancient world is famous for. An intense examination of this early culture concludes that they study of the ancient world is relevant to us today. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Ancrome.wps

Politechnical Contributions of Ancient Rome & Its Benevolent Despots :
A 5 page essay that reviews the contributions made by the Roman Empire, despite the flawed personalities of its emperors. In an analogy to 1998 politics, the paper argues that the Roman emperors helped recreate the world by building information highways, instigating systems of international diplomacy, and increasing trade, despite the despotism evident in its "benevolent" leadership. Three emperors are reviewed for their character, Caesar, Caligula and Domitian. Shakespeare’s Claudius is also mentioned. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Despots.wps

Roman Architecture : An 11 page paper on Roman architecture focusing on such subtopics as the dome construction of temples & civic monuments, city planning, theaters, the Domus, triumphal arches, Roman tombs, and more. In addition to discussion culture, purpose, and general aesthetics, the writer also makes mention of the tools and methods used to construct these great architectural works. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Romanarc.wps

Roman Architecture # 2 : This subject is evaluated in terms of its influence on western architecture in this 5 page paper. Also discussed are social factors present when the structures were built as compared with mores and systems present today. Also included is discussion on building materials and style which is compared and contrasted with western art. Government buildings, stadiums, bath houses, importance of the bedroom and magnificence of the gardens are each highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Romanar.wps

Augustus Caesar / An Overview of His Life : A 6 page overview of the life and accomplishments of Augustus Caesar. Includes his adoption by Julius Caesar, his military and societal pursuits, and the questions surrounding his death and his passage of his throne to his stepson, Tiberius. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Acaes.wps

Caesar Augustus : A 5 page paper discussing the life and accomplishments of Caesar Augustus, the great-nephew and successor of Julius Caesar. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Caugu.wps

Caius Julius Caesar Germanicus: A 7 page paper discussing Lord Acton’s famous quote, "Power corrupts & absolute power corrupts absolutely," in relation to Caius Julius Caesar Germanicus. The writer analyzes his reign and puts forth the theory that he exemplified Acton’s quote, as well as Rome's failure to prevent this. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Caligula.doc

The Military Campaigns of Julius Caesar : An 8 page research paper on the military campaigns of Roman leader, Julius Caesar. In general, the paper details Caesar's rise, his war efforts, his problems, and his eventual downfall. An excellent resource for those studying Roman politics and/or civilization. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Juliusc.wps

Ovid’s "Metamorphoses" / Evidence of Tragedy : A 5 page paper discussing two stories in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, "Apollo and Daphne" and "Pyramus and Thisbe." In an attempt to prove that these stories are tragedies, a definition of tragedy is provided and a number of examples from the book are excerpted. The primary source is cited. Ovid.wps

Suetonius’ "The Twelve Caesars" -- Discussion Of Augustus And Tiberius :
A 6 page paper that describes the reigns of the first two real emperors of Rome. The paper gives a short explanation of Suetonius and the framework from which he wrote, then discusses and contrasts the administrations and policies of Augustus and Tiberius, dealing particularly with the difficulties of the transfer of power between them. No Bibliography. Caesar.wps

Suetonius’ ‘‘The Twelve Caesars’’ / Reflection Roman Culture & Society :
A 5 page essay that looks at what can be learned about Roman culture from this ancient document. 12c.wps

Terence : The life and works of this important early Roman dramatist are discussed in a 7 page paper. Compared are the author's life challenges to those of the characters in his plays, citing examples from works such as The Girl From Andros, The Eunuch, and The Brothers. Historical facts about Ancient Rome are noted in relationship to the thesis. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Terence.wps

Cornelius Tacitus As Impartial Historian : A 4 page paper discussing the bias of Cornelius Tacitus displayed in The Annals of the Roman Empire. Bibliography lists 1 source. Tacitus.wps

Shakespeare, Mankiewicz, & Plutarch / Three Views Of Julius Caesar : A 6 page paper comparing the 1953 film of Julius Caesar directed by Joseph Mankiewicz with the real historical events. The paper concludes that the film version of Julius Caesar succeeds -- through some slight transformations in historical fact -- in bringing history to life, and making us care about it in the bargain. Bibliography lists two sources. Viewsc.wps

The Sarakatsani Of Mesopotamia & Modern Gypsies in Rome : In this 12 page paper, the writer provides an overview of the Sarakatsani of Mesopotania, -- who are the forebearers of contemporary Gypsies in Rome. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Gyprome.wps

The Roman Mob By P.A. Brunt : A 5 page paper that considers the subject of the Roman mob as it relates to the transformation of Rome from a republic to an Empire. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Brunt.wps

Nobility in Medieval Literature : A 5 page paper describing the role of nobility in the Middle Ages. The writer uses Dante's Inferno as a primary source, and describes how Dante presented the noble class. Bibliography cites four sources. Inferno.wps

The Role Of Early Roman Women : This 7 page paper critiques an excerpt from a book written by Balsdon that deals with the role of women in early Rome. The writer identifies Balsdon's thesis, then offers specific examples from the text to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 1 source. Romanwom.wps

The Role Of Women & Non-Elites In Renaissance Italy : A 5 page paper that considers the role of women and non-elites in Renaissance Italy and outlines the elements of the Italian court. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Italian.renaissance.doc

Women In Medieval Times / Book Review : A 4 page critique of Powell's book entitled "Medieval Women." The writer describes and evaluates the book's thesis : that there were two primary roles played by women in Medieval society; women in subjection to men and women as a symbol of worship. Full citation for the book is provided. Medwomen.wps

Modern Greek Culture : A 10 page research paper on the culture of modern Greece. The writer explores the gender roles, ethnicity, language, and religion, and other important influences in modern Greek society. Specific examples of Greek ritual and tradition are provided. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Mdrngrk.wps

The History of the Greek Community in Chicago : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the problems and social elements that surround the emergence of the Greek culture in Chicago and that has supported the prevallence of elements like the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Chicgrek.wps

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