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  • Greek Loanwords and John Updike

    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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  • Loanwords

    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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  • "The Greek Way"

    “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

    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

    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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  • Greek Vase

    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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  • Greek

    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

    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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  • Ancient Greek Culture

    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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  • Greek Legacies

    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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