"Julius Caesar" "Vini, Vidi, Vici" (The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations 10-3-99) which in English means "I came, I saw, I conquered." This was Julius Caesar's motto when he was a soldier and invading different provinces. For this quote to still be recognized today is a compliment to Caesar's importance and fame at the time. Julius Caesar is considered by some historians to be Rome's greatest genius. He changed a chaotic, old system of government into the basis for a new one that
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE The early Renaissance period was a time of new awakenings. It was a slow emergence of self-awareness and human potential. Where exactly the period began is debated, both then and now, and truly does not have a clear and distinct division between the Middle Ages. However, it was after the bubonic plaque, or "Black Death" as it was called, had wiped out half of the population of Europe. And, the population decrease had led to an economic depression. Once the incidence
Augustus was one of the best leaders in history. Not only was he the first official emperor of Rome, but he also rescued Rome from civil war. Augustus' real name was Gaius Octavius. He lived a life which was quite remarkable. Gaius Octavius was born in Rome on September 23, 63 B.C., taking the same name as his father. The historian Suetonius said, "Cassius of Palma sneers at Octavius as the grandson of a baker and a money-changer, writing in one of his letters, 'Your mother's flour came
Monasticism in the Middle Ages in Europe underwent a roller coaster ride of change, due to heavy aristocratic influence. Without the charitable support of their many political and aristocratic patrons, monasteries would not have been able to become as well developed and abundant in the Middle Ages. The monastic decline that took place throughout the Middle Ages that affected many aspects of monasteries of the time can be greatly attributed to the local political and aristocratic figures, who oft
Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedonia was the greatest military leader in the history of the world. Better known as Alexander the Great, he set out to take back the Greek city-states of Asia Minor, but he intended to do so much more. In his life he was king of Macedonia, General of Greece, Master of Asia, and the Pharaoh of Egypt. Many world leaders of the future would look up to him. Julius Caesar said of Alexander "Why have I accomplished so little, when at my age he was
THE ROMAN MILITARY The Roman Republic and the Roman Empire together lasted for over one-thousand years, and at its height, their extensive territories stretched from the Atlantic Ocean in the West, to the rivers of Mesopotamia in the East, and from the Sahara desert in the South, to the River Rhine in Northern Europe. The one factor that made this spectacula
ANCIENT EGYPT'S PYRAMIDS The first tombs in Egypt were a simple matter of wrapping a body and covering it in rocks. After that they found the body better preserved in a mastaba. A mastaba's sunbaked mud walls were decorated and gave protection against nature.
Euclid is considered one of, if not, the best mathematician there is, there was, and ever will be. He led a simple life as a mathematician, collecting works from others and studying them to come up with his own ideas. This essay will explain his life, death, and his teachings. It also contains information of one of the most famous mathematics books in history, The Elements. Euclid, "The most prominent mathematician of antiquity"(Euclid of Alexandria) lived in Alexandria, Egypt was born around
Chronicle The culture of the ancient Egyptians is extremely interesting. Beliefs The ancient Egyptians had very unique and profound beliefs. Religion had deeply dominated all aspects of the Egyptian culture, its art, science, government, and law. Their entire culture is characterized by their beliefs. An interesting feature of their religion is that they acquired new beliefs but would never disregard old ones (except in specified cases); their new beliefs would build upon other ones.
The Ten Plagues of Egypt The Ten Plagues affected the Ancient Egyptians mercilessly. All their water turns to blood, the land becomes infested with frogs, then lice. There is no light for three days. It got pretty bad for the Egyptians. Somehow, it did not affect the Israelites for one reason or another. It is unclear however, when, and under whose reign these plagues took place. There is very little, if any, scientific evidence supporting the theory that these plagues really did take place