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The Conquests, Coronation, and Rule of Charlemagne Jamie L. Wood Western Civilization Paper #2 Tuesday, November 10, 1998 Charlemagne one of the most ambitious, aggressive, and noble kings of medieval times. He ruled the Franks from 768 to 814 and became Emperor of the Romans from 800-814. During his tenure as Emperor of the Romans Charlemagne created an empire that would be the envy and model for many ambitious monarchs to follow. The coronation of Charlemagne as emperor goes be

By Nick Carroll May my work benefit all!! Sorry about the weird formatting... The topic I chose for the Roman Fair was the munera gladiatorum, or gladiator fights. I researched weapon and armor used in the fights, actual fighting techniques such as the standard thrust and parry, and the areas of the body to strike for the quickest kills. The people in my group researched the history of the gladiator fights, why they took place, and about the life of a gladiator.

Spartacus Spartacus was born in Thrace and was sold into slavery by his mother before he was 12. He had worked as a slave in a mine. When he tried to bite a guard's achilles tendon, he was tied down in the sun and was to starve to death. He was to be used as an example until a man named Bitiutus, came to the mine to buys slaves and train them to be gladiators. Each slave was given a woman. Spartacus was given a woman named Verenia. He didn't do anything with her, and when others

Caesar has Ceased Yesterday a tragedy occurred. The great ruler Julius Caesar is dead. It was said that the Senate, led by Brutus and Cassius stabbed Caesar to death upon his entrance into the Senate. They acted upon this according to the Roman Law which says "Anyone who plotted to become king could be killed without trial." The Senate claimed that this was their reason for their actions. Caesar was born into an aristocratic family in 100. Later on in his life, he became allies with

The Stone Age The Stone Age shaped, developed and formed our modern day form of living. There are numerous facts and events that have occurred throughout time that are evidence of this. "The Stone Age began as far back as two million years ago in some places" (www.bergen.org, April, 1997). This was when neanderthals were roaming the world using primitive weapons to hunt animals as well as searching for other sources of food. Since that

Evolution of Man This report will cover the evolution of man. This report will give the theory and the facts to back it up. Please keep an open mind while reading the following. The most ancient man was about the same as we are, judging from their thighbones. These bones can not really be distinguished from our own. There used to be serious discussion on whether or not Java Man was really erect. Now that we know about australopithecines, we should be more than surprised if he were an

Septimus Severus Revisited Beginning with Edward Gibbons in the late Nineteenth century, L. Septimus Severus has been the man that historians have loved to hate. Historians have maligned his rule as brutal and ineffectual. Gibbons, in his treatise The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, called Septimus "the principle author of the decline of the Roman Empire" (Gibbons 141). However, these historians have overlooked the importance of Septimus Severus' reforms. Septimus made important c

Cher Laurent, Comment ca va ? Moi, ca va bien. Je sais que je n'aie pas repondu a ta lettre, mais j'etais occupe, j'etais en voyage. La semaine passe, j'ai monte abord d'une machine a remonter le temps. C'est un prototype qui controle les reves. Je me suis retrouve en Egypte Ancienne. Voici ce que je me rappelle. Mon nom est Atmodise, je suis une fille agee de 19 ans et mon pere est artisan. Mon voyage dura qu'une journee car j'ai eu la chance d'etre donnee aux dieux. Apres ma mo

THE BUILDING OF THE PYRAMIDS From the reign of Djoser until the beginning if the New Kingdom, almost every pharaoh of substance and authority was buried under a pyramid. The pyramid, introduced by Djoser, reached its most definitive form with the Great Pyramid of Cheops, at Giza. At the end of this long tradition the splendid visions of the earlier dynasties had shrunk to monuments of poorly built steep-sided mud brick, that were no larger that about forty feet square, but a thousand

Imagine yourself back in time, 4500 years ago to a time of discovery and a time of development. Imagine being so loyal to the ruler of your land that you struggle build great monuments, and later burial sites. Monuments and burial sites of such great design and size that to attempt to replicate them today would never equal the great meaning behind them. Back in the area of around 2575 B.C.-2134 BC, in what is known as the old kingdom, the Egyptians built one of the greatest monuments a