Essays and Research Papers on Mixed Issues in Western Civilization

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This 5 page paper compares the society as it appears in the Mediaeval work Beowulf to that of Ancient Greece. Expectations that the societies have for its citizens are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 10 page paper provides a great deal of detailed information about the woman of Athens. The women were expected to be wives, and if they did not marry, the alternative was generally some form of prostitution. The women of Ancient Greece are compared to the contemporary woman. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Ancient Influences on Western Civilization : A 5 page discussion of the influence of Greece and Rome on western civilization. Discusses the impact on these cultures by Mesopotamia and Egypt and how Greece and Rome in turn influenced other world cultures and ultimately shaped Western Civilization. Bibliography lists 4 sources. ...

Ancient Greek Art

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page study of ancient Greece and the art form it produced. This period in time produced many forms of art. The art of the ancient Greeks was to influence the world greatly as many buildings were built with Greek architecture in mind. Even today we still see its influences in most of our ...

Ancient Democracy

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper discussing ancient Greek democracy. In ancient Greece the idea of democracy was met with some resistance, but gradually the people came around to the idea. The various ideas, and particulars are included to give a fairly accurate view of how it developed, how it worked, what went into the creation of ...

A 6 page essay examining the roles of the priest in the religion of ancient Greece. The Grecians had a god for every occurrence of nature and for every condition or abstract thought, and they were responsible for duly worshipping each in order to avoid the wrath of any god or goddess that might ...

This 7 page research paper looks at the 'prisons' of ancient biblical lands - Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, lands of the New and Old Testament. Rather than physical structures to keep people incarcerated, 'prisons' were primarily slavery, banishment, or death. Bibliography lists ten sources.

In three pages this paper examines how contraception was practiced in these ancient civilizations. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

This 10 page paper examines social problems of today in comparison with those of Ancient Rome's. An historical overview is first provided that concentrates on the rule of Julius Caesar. Facts about Ancient Rome are gleaned from a variety of sources, inclusive of the art work the ancient world is famous for. An intense examination ...

5 pages in length. In 1802, Thomas Bruce, the seventh Earl of Elgin, known as Lord Elgin, secured permission to remove what the sultan called some pieces of stone with inscriptions or figures from the temple of idols at the Parthenon, in Athens, Greece. Ever since gaining independence in 1812, Greece has demanded the return of the marbles. ...

A 3 page essay examining some of the similarities of these ancient civilizations, as well as their most significant differences. Bibliography lists three sources.

In three pages various topics regarding these early world superpowers are answered. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

Ancient Egyptians

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper on the ancient Egyptians. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page essay that looks at what can be learned about Roman culture from this ancient document.

5 pages. A series of questions based on World Civilization to 1500. Covers many of the most ancient civilizations in Asia, India and Egypt. Some of the topics include the impact of nomads upon civilization, description of some of the text of the Mundaka-Upanishad as well as descriptions of some of ...

A 6 page discussion of the cultural interaction which characterized these ancient times. This interaction allowed ancient Egypt to not only shape surrounding cultures but also to be shaped by them. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 10 page assertion that the manner in which the classical Athens was constructed and laid out, i.e. its morphology and design, could be contended to be integrally connected to Athenian culture and political venue. This paper emphasizes that Athens was the administrative,economic, cultural, and intellectual center of Greece and, in many ways, of ...

This 9 page report discusses the special privileges and immunities offered to Jews through ancient Roman law. The writer discusses the atmosphere that existed in ancient Rome for the Jewish community and notes the observations of historians of the time. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Ancient civilisations

  • 9 page paper

A paper which looks at various aspects of ancient cultures, with regard to the transition to the Bronze Age period, and reasons why aspects of some ancient cultures have survived into the present-day and others have not.

A 5 page paper discussing the ancient Egyptians' view of life, death and renewal. For all that is known about ancient Egyptian culture and beliefs, unanswered questions still remain, and in great numbers. Unlike many cultures with highly specific beliefs of events and conditions in the afterlife, however, the Egyptians appear to have far fewer inconsistencies. ...

Ancient Egypt

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper presents an overview of ancient Egypt beginning with the location and amount of territory belonging to Egypt in ancient times. Other topics include the importance of the Nile River, agriculture and taxes farmers paid, the Scribes and writing and the position Scribes held in the society, trade, wars, religion and gods, ...

(The) Athenian Polis

  • 10 page paper

A short essay examining how the writers and philosophers of Classic Greece criticized Athenian politics/the Athenian polis in their works. Mentioned are Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Euripedes, and Socrates. No Bibliography.

6 pages in length. Alexander the Great has been heralded all throughout history as one of Greece's most memorable and illustrious personalities; while he was instrumental in providing leadership for the Greeks, he was also a notorious murderer who utilized his authority to put many people to death. This aspect of Alexander's persona ...

This is a 30 page paper discussing various questions relating to ancient roots of Western cultural heritage. In regards to a review of ancient roots of Western cultural heritage, various philosophies, concepts, ideals, and political systems are included. References are made to works by Hesiod, Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, Lucretius, Aeschylus, Euripides among others in ...

A 5 page research paper that examines the structure and design of what many consider to be the finest example of Greek sacred architecture, the Parthenon. The writer emphasizes the view that takes into accord the intellectual and emotional engagement that produced the temples as well as the specific forces that they exerted on ...

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