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    Howell 1 Journal Entry #3:  Considering the time period in which “A&P” was written‚ what evidence of rebellion against the “establishment” do you find? Were there any symbols? Was the ending sad or not?  What was this story really "about".? State a thesis and discuss this story. Journal #3- A&P “A&P” written by John Updike in the 1960’s was focused on rebellion‚ which was what teenagers in that time were mainly focused on. The symbols of “A&P” are the title itself‚ the swimsuits

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    German Loanwords The German language has provided English with a huge inventory of words‚ many of them pertaining to music‚ science‚ and politics‚ thanks to the influence of German-speaking people on those areas of human endeavor. Here are some of the more useful German terms borrowed into English. 1. Achtung (“attention”): an imperative announcement used to obtain someone’s attention 2. Angst (“anxiety”): a feeling of apprehension 3. Blitz (“lightning”): used only literally in German‚ but in

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    Myths Shaping Greek Identity Greek myths helped the people who composed and listened to them shape their identity through a variety of ways. During the Archaic period‚ writing began again. During this period of history‚ there were a variety of communities and each Greek community developed into a city-state or polis. Each polis had classes or social ranks which were the aristocracy‚ the poor‚ and the middle. They also didn’t have kings which lead to politics. During this period‚ women did not have

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    "The Greek Way"

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    “The Greek Way” by Edith Hamilton Edith Hamilton. The Greek Way. New York: W.W. Norton & Company‚ Inc. 1930‚ 1942. Pp. 7-338. The author of “The Greek Way”‚ Edith Hamilton was a pioneering female educator and writer on mythology. Edith attended college at Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania. In 1895‚ she became the first woman to study at the University of Munich in Germany. Hamilton became the headmistress of Bryn Mawr Preparatory School for Girls in Baltimore‚ Maryland‚ in 1896 at the age of twenty-nine

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    Greek Polis

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    The development of the Greek polis--whether a military oligarchy in Sparta or democracy in Athens--allowed citizens to participate in political issues. This concept of the "rule by the people‚" mainly in Athens‚ gave the citizens a sense of freedom and harmony. Greeks applied the label "polis" to all of the states‚ regardless of their political distinctions‚ because each was a koinonia‚ a community. After this period‚ the concept of the polis began to change. The regulation of power changed‚ along

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    Greek Sculpture

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    Greek Sculpture Greek Sculpture evolved and transformed throughout the ancient civilization through nearly nine hundred years and three major historical periods. Over the lengthy time that the Greeks prospered‚ many artists and sculptors worked to perfect the arts that they labored on. They started from the ground up and their art continuously developed from the feet‚ eventually up to the head where the sculpture was perfected. Each period‚ from the Geometric to the Hellenistic had significant

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    attributed to the Metope Painter and was created around the third quarter of fourth century B.C. South Italian vase painting has been the subject of “neglect [and] general disparagement” due to the “emphasis placed upon the study of Archaic and Classical Greek art.” South Italian art has been looked upon as “provincial and colonial‚ imply[ing] that it is somehow inferior to the art of the motherland.” Although South Italian vase painting may be a “direct descendant of the tradition of vase-painting in

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    There are many Greek influences that still affect us today such as Democracy. The Greeks created the world’s first democracy. Athens started out as a monarchy and then advanced to and oligarchy until it finally reached a democracy. The government consisted of over 6‚000 assembly members all of whom were adult male citizens. The assembly voted on issues throughout Athens‚ and passed laws. The required number of votes to pass a law was simply the majority but in order to banish or exile someone 6‚000

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    according to the Iliad‚ leader of the Spartan contingent of the Greek army during the War. Prominent in both the Iliad and Odyssey‚ Menelaus was also popular in Greek vase painting and Greek tragedy; the latter more as a hero of the Trojan War than as a member of the doomed House of Atreus. Menelaus fought bravely at Troy‚ although he did not occupy as important a position as his brother Agamemnon‚ who was the commander-in-chief of the Greek forces. At one point he agreed to settle the conflict by single

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    Greek Refugees in Poland

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    Greek Refugees in Poland The 2011 census in Poland showed that only 0.15 % of the country’s 39 million people are foreigners; 1‚5% are representants of other nationalities but holding a Polish passport (www.stat.gov.pl). Polish people constituted 65% of the population of the country before World War II. This situation changed dramatically after WW II. Firstly‚ as a result of the war‚ Poland lost its Jewish population (before the war: 10%); under the terms of the Congress in Potsdam‚ 2.5 million

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    Classical Greek History

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    The Classical period of Greek History is defined as ending with Philip of Macedon and his son‚ Alexander the Great. For 50 years prior to Alexander the Greek polis ended in war‚ then the dominant polies jockeyed for prominence—first Sparta‚ Thebes‚ and then Athens (Coffin). Since the Classical period was coming to and end‚ the Hellenistic era was beginning. At this point‚ according to our historical findings‚ the Hellenistic period began‚ and ran for about three hundred years. Precisely‚ the Hellenistic

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    long been a part of numerous societies’ individuality and identity. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth century‚ the Greeks of the Ottoman Empire fought against the Turks for their freedom and autonomy. The Greek’s movement against Ottoman rule attracted various groups of people who developed distinct views of them and their well being. While many supported the Greeks and their liberating fight for emancipation‚ there were those who opposed them and their betrayal against the higher authority

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    Ancient Greek Culture

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    The Greek population was increasing and with that new ideas emerged. These ideas developed into new styles used by Greek artists as Greece moves into the Classical period. The classical period was at the height of Greek strength and artists began to touch on any topic‚ be it historical‚ mythological or religious. The Greeks began to feel positive after they defeated Persians who tried to invade and this led to a

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    Benefits Of Greek Life

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    Greek Life is Beneficial for College” Fraternities or “Greek Life” can be traced back to the east coast when the original 13 colonies were established. “The first fraternity‚ “Phi Beta Kappa‚” was founded at the College of William and Mary‚ December 5‚ 1776; it’s the second oldest college in America (Web. Alford.).” Since fraternities were initiated‚ all fraternities were secret societies. The members of the societies were protected by an oath of secrecy‚ a badge or key‚ mottos in Greek‚ an

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    Why Greeks Matter

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    Why the Greeks Matter During the NRP broadcast ‘Why the Greeks Matter’‚ Cahill‚ Straus and the listeners mentioned a lot of important points concerning the Greeks. How they lived their everyday life‚ what influenced their customs and what democracy meant to them are just a few that were mentioned. One of the first compelling points Cahill and Straus describe is excellence. Excellence is what the Greeks cared most about because it was dominated by alpha males. Cahill mentioned

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    leisure in greek and roman

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    how we have used leisure throughout history to current modern society in Greek and Roman leisure‚ the industrial revolution and how it has changed society‚ and general leisure patters over the last 1000 years. Leisure has been developed in every culture to distract us from the work and stress in our lives. Greek built their city around making leisure an easy access place for everybody to come and enjoy. The ancient Greeks developed the art of town planning to a high level and customarily made expensive

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    Greek Legacies

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    Greek legacies are their governmental systems‚ culture and arts‚ and science and technology. Classical Greece was a time where the growth of a community held strong through times of plague‚ wars‚ and numerous breakthroughs. A major legacy left by classical Greece was a government based on direct democracy. With a direct democracy‚ citizens ruled by majority vote. The citizenship was expanded to all free males‚ except foreigners. Those not considered citizens were women‚ slaves‚ and all foreigners

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    A History of Ancient Greece The Greek Genius Author: Robert Guisepi Date: 1998   The Greeks were the first to formulate many of the Western world’s fundamental concepts in politics‚ philosophy‚ science‚ and art. How was it that a relative handful of people could bequeath such a legacy to civilization? The definitive answer may always elude the historian‚ but a good part of the explanation lies in environmental and social factors. Unlike the Near Eastern monarchies‚ the polis was not

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    more commanding in stature‚ height being considered by the Greeks an attribute of beauty in man or woman. They resembled human beings in their feelings and habits‚ intermarrying and having children‚ and requiring daily nourishment to recruit their strength‚ and refreshing sleep to restore their energies. Their blood‚ a bright ethereal fluid called Ichor‚ never engendered disease‚ and‚ when shed‚ had the power of producing new life. The Greeks believed that the mental qualifications of their gods were

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    The greeks may have laid the basis for a lot of things in the common era‚ but one thing they did differently was their medicine. They first believed that disease was caused by demons and that Asclepius could cure diseases(quatr). So the doctors thought that they could cure patients through sacrifice and prayer(quatr). They would model the diseased body parts so they could be offered to Asclepius. However‚ by the 5th century B.C.E. doctors started trying a more material approach‚ they started using

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