Ancient Essay Topics

Ancient Persia

For most, religion seems to be a very debatable topic since there are many different existing religions. There are a lot of issues on which came first, which gave birth to another, which beliefs are true and so on. One of the religions that most people are not aware of is Zoroastrianism. It was the… View Article

Ancient Tiahuanacun civilization

Aymaras were believed to be descendants from the ancient Tiahuanacun civilization appeared from the Lake Titicaca. The Indians had their own culture; from the way they dressed and the language that they used, although, today, many had been speaking Spanish. Aymaras were roughly two million in population and extended their number in southern Peru and… View Article

Ancient Greeks

Greek ages were a very unforgiving religious era. Athens was the capital of Greece. Ancient Greeks interpreted the bible and other religious teachings very literally. Kings and their followers believed they were obligated to impersonate the gods. Greek theatre lasted a short time. The changes resulting from the Greek era are infinite. In 1677, Jean… View Article

Ancient India

The era that brought India into the map of cultural prominence was during the rule of the Gupta Dynasty. The 4th and 5th century C. E. is considered as the Golden Age of India. The attainment of this Golden Age was made possible by the rule and influence of the Gupta Dynasty, which fostered the… View Article

The three-inch golden lotus

Notwithstanding that nowadays China is the most developed country of Asia with equality of the both sexes, it seems to go through a lot of problems in its struggle in order to give women more rights. Females have been always suffering discrimination. One of the reasons why the rights of women were cut down is… View Article

Ancient history

Lebanon  French: Republique libanaise), is a country on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east, and Israel to the south. Lebanon’s location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has dictated its rich history, and shaped a cultural identity of religious… View Article

The Rise of Civilization in Ancient Egypt

In the dry, vast desert land of the river valley aroused a city-state that flourished with the help of the ever flowing Nile River. Egypt was said to be the “Gift of the Nile.” The benefits the Nile River supplied them with, the way their pharaohs ruled their lands, and the detailed architectural achievements the… View Article

The Roman Republic and Imperial Rome Matrix

As the Romans traveled on many conquests they came in contact with some highly developed cultures, especially the Greek lifestyle, which encouraged the spread and development of their innovations in architecture, engineering, literature, and art. Gave those it conquered a stake in Roman victory The Roman Republic was the period of the ancient Roman civilization… View Article

Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Throughout the ancient world, it was commonly believed that individuals survived in some form after death. From earliest times, people laid out and drink for dead relatives and performed rituals on their behalf. In many places, people shared communal meals with the dead. These practices were meant to ensure the well-being of the deceased and… View Article

The Role of the Sentry

“Explain how you would perform the role of the sentry, in each of his two appearances, in order to reveal his change of attitude from his intial fear for his own life to his reliefe as he brings a guilty Antigone before creon” The sentry would be acted by a 5ft5 man, he would be… View Article

Western Civilization

Rome was one of the greatest empires that ever lived. With all of its power, it was the center of the world. Rome was a united empire and with the support of its citizens the empire went on to live for many years. Rome had many strengths such as wealth, location, and especially their military…. View Article

Ancient Africa and the Present Slavery

The book “Segu” is a novel written by Maryse Conde. Set in 1797, the novel a story of the Africans during that era. Interestingly, Conde was able to create a novel that makes the lives of her characters as the most evident proof of the life experienced by people who lived in Mali during the… View Article

Battle with the Inner Demons in Ancient Epic Narratives:

Tales of heroic deeds of ancient lore usually speak of legendary feats of strength and arms. The old epic narrative contains stories of heroes defeating beasts and men alike through sheer brute force in no less than fantastic circumstances. The heroic narrative likewise extols the virtue of raw power and courage to take on impossible… View Article

Egypt vs. Fertile Crescent

During the early dynastic period, the early River Civilizations had just come to be. Egypt and The Fertile Crescent were 2 of the civilizations. Different civilizations were developing different things as well as living two different ways of life. In social and intellectual ways, these two civilizations handled themselves in very similar as well as… View Article

Creon Antigone by Sophocles

In Antigone, written by Sophocles, Creon dominates the play with his powerful yet arrogant personality. Even though Antigone is the name of this play, Creon, the ruling king of Thebes with a no turning back attitude, proves to be the main character. Creon rules over everyone but that does not stop the intelligent Antigone from… View Article

Who was the most reliable in Ancient Sparta

It has been said that Sparta had two separate histories, its own and that of its image abroad…Considering how much was written about Sparta in antiquity, it is remarkable how confused, contradictory and incomplete the picture is. Partly this is because the mirage is constantly cutting across the reality, distorting it and often concealing it… View Article

Pompeii: Some primary sources for pompeii

Temple of Jupiter At the northern side of the Forum is the Temple of Jupiter. Built in 150 B.C it was Pompeii’s main temple. A Capitolium in structure and in pure Italic style, the temple was constructed on a high base, with a double flight of stairs at its front. Inside the temple lay the… View Article

Mark Antony: Loyal Friend or Cunning Politician

Mark Antony was a cunning, strong-willed, and loyal Roman. He was a devoted friend to Caesar. He looked at life as a game in which he had a significant part to play, and played that part with excellent refinement and skill. Antony was a devoted follower of Julius Caesar. Because he was a good friend,… View Article

Manipulation In Julius Caesar

In the play “Julius Caesar”, Shakespeare displays his characters as being manipulative and persuasive. This is illustrated in various parts of the play, such as at the beginning when Brutus was manipulated by Cassius, and then again when Antony manipulated the Roman citizens. Shakespeare first introduces the technique of manipulation and persuasion at the beginning… View Article

Cultural Achievements of the Italian Renaissance

Humanism was a key movement in the Renaissance and had a major influence on the cultural changes and achievements. Humanists studied history; they were particularly interested in Ancient Greek and Roman civilisation, and classical works, as well as in contemporary history and politics. Although the Humanists were Catholic, their ideas were more secular – “learning… View Article

Antigone’s Relations

In the two Antigone plays that we read, Anouilh’s 1940’s modern version and Sophocles’ version, there are many contrasts. Everything from the setting to the message is different, however the relationship between characters is the most striking difference; relationships with Antigone in particular. In Sophocles’ version, the character relations are rather underdeveloped, which is an… View Article

My reaction to Dante’s Inferno

While I was looking back through all the freewrites I had written about Dante’s The Divine Comedy I realized how much I had really progressed in my understanding of the poem itself, and in doing so had really been given a whole new view on religion and spirituality. The freewrite that showed this growth to… View Article

Contributions of Ancient Greece and Rome to the Western World

While both Roman and Greek cultures greatly influenced Western Civilization, Greeks contributed more to the western world than the Romans. The Greeks used their own ideas and thought of new ways to add to their culture, while the Romans mostly mixed and matched ideas from other civilizations and cultures to make their own. The Romans… View Article

Pericles Funeral Speech and Jefferson Declaration of Independence

September 11, 2001, two planes crash into the World Trade Center, people diving out windows to their deaths, a plane crashes into the Pentagon, hijackers overtaken by passengers and crash the plane into a field in Pennsylvania. December 2003, mass graves uncovered in Iraq, compliments of Saddam Husayn. May, 2004, a web page shows terrorists… View Article

Theory of recollection from Plato’s writings about Socrates

The theory of recollection, according to Socrates, means that before we are born we possess all knowledge. We are never taught anything new, but instead reminded of things we already know. Socrates deduces this from the argument that the soul is immortal, “as the soul is immortal, has been born often and has seen all… View Article

Oedipus The King

Oedipus is written as a play, there is no narrator, Sophocles explains the story line and then runs the story into playwright. I like this point of view because it can sometimes be more clear to the reader. There are many points of view in this play. That is there are many different individuals addressed… View Article

The main features of the Spartan Economy

In Sparta, the economy meant two things : the system of wealth creation and the state of the countrys prosperity. The economy has four essential features, natural resources, economic objectives (military state), distribution of land and the roles of Perioikoi and Helots. These features are inter-related and work together in order to achieve the economic… View Article

Art Reflecting Conditions Of A Society

All throughout history art has thrived in most prospering civilizations. These works of art are very often expressed the political, social, and economic conditions of the time period in which they were created. The Egyptian pyramids and the Gothic Cathedrals are the epitome of works of art that express political, social, and economic conditions. The… View Article

Slavery and Sectional Attitudes

One effect on the issue was that the economy in the south was fueled by cultivation of staple crops that required slaves for labor. In the South slavery wasn’t thought as an evil as in the North because to the Southerners defense the slaves in their opinion were treaty in contrast to workers in England… View Article

Influential Leaders: Julius Caesar Vs. Mahatma Gandhi

Influential Leaders: Julius Caesar vs. Mahatma Gandhi Julius Caesar and Mahatma Gandhi were both leaders from different countries and time periods. Based on the play, “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, and the movie, “Mahatma Gandhi” directed by Richard Attenborough it is apparent that these two men were in some way very several similar and in… View Article