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    What do the ruins of Pompeii tell us about the private lives of Romans?
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Monday, October 4

  1. page Was Jelius Caesar a military genius? edited Was Julius Caesar a military genius? Is Caesar a military genius? Julius Caesar undoubtly had a st…
    Was Julius Caesar a military genius?
    Is Caesar a military genius? Julius Caesar undoubtly had a strong greed for power, his military tactics in war were simplistic, he was well known for being inspiring and being in the front line of battle. However, it is debatable that he was a genius at all. His rise to power brought not one, but two civil wars in Rome, and the end of democracy. He slain thousands and enslaved many more. Yet the magnitude of land conquered by a period of 16 years, is a feat for any man to do in history, which crowns him a military genius.
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  2. page The reason of Emperor Constantine becoming a Christian and it’s consequences. edited Emperor Constantine became a Christian after seeing a vision that resulted in victory, which led …

    Emperor Constantine became a Christian after seeing a vision that resulted in victory, which led to serious consequences , such as persecutions, after his death.
    {the_baptism_of_constantine2.jpg} Why did Emperor Constantine became a Christian?
    Emperor Constantine was a strong military leader who reunited the Roman Empire into one after his multiple victories. These victories were the reason for his conversion to a Christian. He had prayed ceaselessly for victory, until one night he saw a vision of his victory at Milvian Bridge in 313CE. When his vision proved to be true, he decided to become a Christian without any hesitation; he was finally baptized on May 22, 337CE, many days before his death. "[The letters] reveal a deeply religious man who believed that the well-being of the Empire was dependent on God, and that God would prosper the fortunes of the Empire so long as he was truly worshiped by its inhabitants" (Wright, 23). Constantine believed that God controlled the fate of his empire, and that as long as he was worshipped by the civilians, the empire would remain in good condition. However, some say that in order for Constantine to maintain his power over the Roman Empire, the idea of using Christianity tenets appealed to him since it was especially beneficial for his ruling.
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    What are the Consequences of Him Being a Christian?
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    Documentary Videos-Ancient Rome The Rise and Fall of an Empire: Constantine
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    Works Cited:
    Bowman, Jeffrey. “Constantine I, the Great.” EBSCOhost. EBSCO, 1 July 2006. Web. 3 Oct. 2010.
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  3. page Was Jelius Caesar a military genius? edited Was Julius Caesar a military genius? Julius Is Caesar from a military genius? Julius Caesar u…
    Was Julius Caesar a military genius?
    JuliusIs Caesar froma military genius? Julius Caesar undoubtly had a strong greed for power, his military tactics in war were simplistic, he was well known for being inspiring and being in the first termsfront line of battle. However, it is debatable that he was a soldier,genius at all. His rise to power brought not one, but two civil wars in Rome, and the end of democracy. He slain thousands and enslaved many more. Yet the magnitude of land conquered by a period of 16 years, is a feat for any man to do in history, which crowns him a military genius.
    Before judging him as a genius or not we need to understand the life of Julius Caesar. Julius
    Caesar distinguishes himself among soldiers.rose from a military assistant to soon the most powerful leader of 20,000 men. Whether in
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    So is Caesar a military genius? His personal greed for power is evident as he sends his trustworthy subordinate asking to become a dictator for life. Though his military tactics in war were simplistic and traditional he was well known for being inspiring and being in the front line of battle. However, it is debatable that he was a genius at all. His rise to power brought not one, but two civil wars in Rome, and the end of democracy. He slain thousands and enslaved many more. Yet the magnitude of land conquered by a period of 16 years, in un rivaled in history, crowning him a military genius.

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  4. page Influence of the Vesuvius Eruption on Roman Culture edited ... Pompeii Through the chipped lava from solidified plaster, private lives of Romans back in the…
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    Pompeii
    Through the chipped lava from solidified plaster, private lives of Romans back in the Pompeian period, show huge similarities to the Greeks through society and arts.Some sources say that the origin of the city of Pompeii started with a group of Italian people known as the Oscans, and most of these prehistoric settlers were hunters, gatherers and or fishers. Their settlement started out as small trading spots, and as time passed by they grew into successful merchant cities which made their people wealthy. Pompeii was located in the region of Campania, and the people remained under Hellenistic control for long period of time. During fifth century BC, the Samnite warriors invaded and seized control of Pompeii. Later on, the Romans drove the Samnites out of the region at around fourth century B.C, and they took Pompeii as its own ally at about 290 B.C. Pompeii was a port city, located on the blue waters of the Bay of Naples, the people who lived there could take advantage of the many ships that made port in Pompeii. They brought goods from many other, exotic locations, to trade and sell in Pompeii. This opportunity opened the doorways for Pompeii to connect with other Roman and Greek cities, which brought cultural diffusion upon their society.
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    vases, and sculptures, whichsculptures spoke of
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    to enjoy, this tradition is much like the Greeks, except their goddessgods had different
    Roman LifestyleSimilar to the Greeks, the Romans had socializing places as well as places for entertainment. The Romans had lead pipes that brought water that laid beneath the paved streets. They were connected to public bathing places, private villas, kitchens, and intersections of city blocks. Public bathing places were usually the places people would go to socialize and talk about their business. Brothels were for men to fulfill their own desires and relax. Looking over their social lives, it seems like they never got bored of it because they had large theaters that could hold up to 5,000 audiences and amphitheaters that could hold up to at least 20,000 audiences! The Greeks held their Olympic games and plays both in the amphitheater, but the Romans only hold their gladiatorial battler there. They perform their plays in the theater, which was smaller, unlike the amphitheater. Both of the amphitheaters for Greeks and Romans included the same parts in it such as the theatron, orchestra, skene, parados, and proskenion. These gladiators in the battles in the amphitheaters were mostly slaves (criminals), prisoners of war, or volunteers who were willing to sign up. The Romans would also spend their free time gambling at gambling dens.
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    What do the ruins of Pompeii tell us about the private lives of Romans?
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    society and arts. Somearts.Some sources say
    Ruins and Artifacts Chipping away the lavas throughout Pompeii, showed paints, mosaics, vases, and sculptures, which spoke of the abilities of the artisans in the town. In addition, some of the art at the site of Pompeii were so precious that they even became art collections of nobilities around the world. Exquisite objects from the richly decorated villas reveal the breadth and richness of cultural and artistic life, as well as the influence of classical Greece on Roman art and culture in this region. Although Pompeian art was highly valued, but some excavators have found evidences showing that their art style was rather erotic. After extensive excavations, many frescoes, symbols and household items found indicate sexual themes, and even some with pornographic imagery. However, some people argue that these erotic arts are their ways of expressing fertility. These eccentric art pieces suggest their ancient Roman culture were much more liberal and open minded than the view of present day society. Roman artisans made also made sculptures of goddesses for people who worshipped at temples and for the public to enjoy, except their goddess had different names. After the Vesuvius volcano erupted, over 2,000 lives were buried by the ashes. Since lava hardened around objects and human, the only way to find out what was under the ruins of Pompeii was to pour liquid plaster. An archaeologist called Giuseppe Fiorelli, poured liquid plaster and solidified the plaster so that the lava could be chipped away. Actions from the buried people shows family love, when an adult is protecting a child from the ashes. A compassionate doorkeeper was found covering his daughter's head with a pillow when the Vesuvius volcano had erupted. Even though they couldn’t run away from their death, the doorkeeper still protected his daughter anyway.
    Roman LifestyleSimilar to the Greeks, the Romans had socializing places as well as places for entertainment. The Romans had lead pipes that brought water that laid beneath the paved streets. They were connected to public bathing places, private villas, kitchens, and intersections of city blocks. Public bathing places were usually the places people would go to socialize and talk about their business. Brothels were for men to fulfill their own desires and relax. Looking over their social lives, it seems like they never got bored of it because they had large theaters that could hold up to 5,000 audiences and amphitheaters that could hold up to at least 20,000 audiences! The Greeks held their Olympic games and plays both in the amphitheater, but the Romans only hold their gladiatorial battler there. They perform their plays in the theater, which was smaller, unlike the amphitheater. Both of the amphitheaters for Greeks and Romans included the same parts in it such as the theatron, orchestra, skene, parados, and proskenion. These gladiators in the battles in the amphitheaters were mostly slaves (criminals), prisoners of war, or volunteers who were willing to sign up. The Romans would also spend their free time gambling at gambling dens.
    {Pompeii.png} City of Pompeii {Mount-Vesuvius-431x300.jpg} Vesuvius Volcano {pompeii-victim-50657432-sw.jpg}
    Pompeii Victim
    References:
    Bulwer Lytton, Edward George Earle. "The Last Days of Pompeii." Cyclopedia of
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    Ruins and Artifacts Chipping away the lavas throughout Pompeii, showed paints, mosaics, vases, and sculptures, which spoke of the abilities of the artisans in the town. In addition, some of the art at the site of Pompeii were so precious that they even became art collections of nobilities around the world. Exquisite objects from the richly decorated villas reveal the breadth and richness of cultural and artistic life, as well as the influence of classical Greece on Roman art and culture in this region. Although Pompeian art was highly valued, but some excavators have found evidences showing that their art style was rather erotic. After extensive excavations, many frescoes, symbols and household items found indicate sexual themes, and even some with pornographic imagery. However, some people argue that these erotic arts are their ways of expressing fertility. These eccentric art pieces suggest their ancient Roman culture were much more liberal and open minded than the view of present day society. Roman artisans made also made sculptures of goddesses for people who worshipped at temples and for the public to enjoy, except their goddess had different names. After the Vesuvius volcano erupted, over 2,000 lives were buried by the ashes. Since lava hardened around objects and human, the only way to find out what was under the ruins of Pompeii was to pour liquid plaster. An archaeologist called Giuseppe Fiorelli, poured liquid plaster and solidified the plaster so that the lava could be chipped away. Actions from the buried people shows family love, when an adult is protecting a child from the ashes. A compassionate doorkeeper was found covering his daughter's head with a pillow when the Vesuvius volcano had erupted. Even though they couldn’t run away from their death, the doorkeeper still protected his daughter anyway.
    Roman LifestyleSimilar to the Greeks, the Romans had socializing places as well as places for entertainment. The Romans had lead pipes that brought water that laid beneath the paved streets. They were connected to public bathing places, private villas, kitchens, and intersections of city blocks. Public bathing places were usually the places people would go to socialize and talk about their business. Brothels were for men to fulfill their own desires and relax. Looking over their social lives, it seems like they never got bored of it because they had large theaters that could hold up to 5,000 audiences and amphitheaters that could hold up to at least 20,000 audiences! The Greeks held their Olympic games and plays both in the amphitheater, but the Romans only hold their gladiatorial battler there. They perform their plays in the theater, which was smaller, unlike the amphitheater. Both of the amphitheaters for Greeks and Romans included the same parts in it such as the theatron, orchestra, skene, parados, and proskenion. These gladiators in the battles in the amphitheaters were mostly slaves (criminals), prisoners of war, or volunteers who were willing to sign up. The Romans would also spend their free time gambling at gambling dens.
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    Pompeii Victim

    References:
    Bulwer Lytton, Edward George Earle. "The Last Days of Pompeii." Cyclopedia of
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    Mau, August. "Pompeii: It's Life and Art." Questia. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Oct. 2010.
    <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=10436599>.
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    Through the chipped lava from solidified plaster, private lives of Romans back in the Pompeian period, show huge similarities to the Greeks through society and arts. Some sources say that the origin of the city of Pompeii started with a group of Italian people known as the Oscans, and most of these prehistoric settlers were hunters, gatherers and or fishers. Their settlement started out as small trading spots, and as time passed by they grew into successful merchant cities which made their people wealthy. Pompeii was located in the region of Campania, and the people remained under Hellenistic control for long period of time. During fifth century BC, the Samnite warriors invaded and seized control of Pompeii. Later on, the Romans drove the Samnites out of the region at around fourth century B.C, and they took Pompeii as its own ally at about 290 B.C. Pompeii was a port city, located on the blue waters of the Bay of Naples, the people who lived there could take advantage of the many ships that made port in Pompeii. They brought goods from many other, exotic locations, to trade and sell in Pompeii. This opportunity opened the doorways for Pompeii to connect with other Roman and Greek cities, which brought cultural diffusion upon their society.
    Ruins and Artifacts Chipping away the lavas throughout Pompeii, showed paints, mosaics, vases, and sculptures, which spoke of the abilities of the artisans in the town. In addition, some of the art at the site of Pompeii were so precious that they even became art collections of nobilities around the world. Exquisite objects from the richly decorated villas reveal the breadth and richness of cultural and artistic life, as well as the influence of classical Greece on Roman art and culture in this region. Although Pompeian art was highly valued, but some excavators have found evidences showing that their art style was rather erotic. After extensive excavations, many frescoes, symbols and household items found indicate sexual themes, and even some with pornographic imagery. However, some people argue that these erotic arts are their ways of expressing fertility. These eccentric art pieces suggest their ancient Roman culture were much more liberal and open minded than the view of present day society. Roman artisans made also made sculptures of goddesses for people who worshipped at temples and for the public to enjoy, except their goddess had different names. After the Vesuvius volcano erupted, over 2,000 lives were buried by the ashes. Since lava hardened around objects and human, the only way to find out what was under the ruins of Pompeii was to pour liquid plaster. An archaeologist called Giuseppe Fiorelli, poured liquid plaster and solidified the plaster so that the lava could be chipped away. Actions from the buried people shows family love, when an adult is protecting a child from the ashes. A compassionate doorkeeper was found covering his daughter's head with a pillow when the Vesuvius volcano had erupted. Even though they couldn’t run away from their death, the doorkeeper still protected his daughter anyway.
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    References:
    Bulwer Lytton, Edward George Earle. "The Last Days of Pompeii." Cyclopedia of
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    Mau, August. "Pompeii: It's Life and Art." Questia. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Oct. 2010.
    <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=10436599>.
    THREE PICTURES: 1. POMPEII city
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