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The Amazons were essentially a prehistoric people who inverted the social order. And so those women, by their unjust greed for others' land, justly lost their own. The earliest coinage in fact has Amazonian influences with bulls and lions, but more importantly, the first head placed on a coin was Mytilene, the founder of Lesbos, showing the myth was alive and well. The myth of the Amazons reminds Greeks of the time from 4-18 B.C. that they would rather forget. Their children’s growth and ...
Published by Lauren Axelrod 73 months ago in Literature & Classics | +14 votes | 3 comments
Hetaerai were often depicted in art mingling with mixed company and participating as if they belonged there. These women were sometimes granted more freedom intellectually than their more "respectable" counterparts, which is one of the things that made them so unique for their time. The hetaerai were associated with the wealthiest in Greek society, but they had no protection from the people below them. They were still commodities of exchange among the wealthy.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 73 months ago in Literature & Classics | +14 votes | 2 comments
George Orwell's anti-utopian classic Animal Farm, labeled by the author as a "fairy story," has been said to explore Russian history in a very symbolic manner. However, fairy stories often have morals and ideas that can be applied to any person, and the ideas in Animal Farm can be applied to any society, considering its overall exploration of humanity's flaws and general disposition towards self-ruin.
Published by Mia Blixt 73 months ago in Literature & Classics | +2 votes | 0 comments
Which Charles Dickens fictional character do you love the most?Nancy,Bill Sykes' mistress in Oliver Twist is loved by many.She is such a complex character having been thieving since she was a child,but being like a mother to the innocent young orphan Oliver even though she knows she is risking her life to do so.
Published by Amanda Wilkins 73 months ago in Literature & Classics | +3 votes | 2 comments
Even though dragons are mythical creatures, they have fascinated people throughout history. They are often depicted as having reptilian or serpentine characteristics that may have wings and sometimes breath fire. Some are revered in various religions and culture around the world such as those associated with wisdom, longevity and prosperity, while others are treated as personification of evil and death. Let us take a look at 10 mythological dragons found in different mythologies.
Published by Eddie Go 74 months ago in Literature & Classics | +7 votes | 3 comments
Everyone likes villains, because they make stories interesting, exciting, and fun to read. Without villains, all stories, whether real life situations or fictional tales, would be boring and lifeless. We will take a closer look at ten memorable villains found in some of the greatest myths of the ancient world.
Published by Eddie Go 74 months ago in Literature & Classics | +6 votes | 3 comments
For 24 years William S. Kennedy published Reflect, a small-press magazine that featured Spiral Movement poetry. The Spiral Movement was started by Kennedy, who believed that poetry should express beauty, harmony and mysticism. Kennedy’s life was devoted to the arts, as he was also a jazz musician. In his lifetime Kennedy received many honors for his contributions to poetry.
Published by Kathleen Murphy 74 months ago in Literature & Classics | +6 votes | 5 comments
For a country that is predominantly Christian, the Philippines is not famous as a Bible reading nation. Many homes comprise at least a copy of the Holy Bible, but is it being read only on special occasion. A Bible study or prayer gatherings are the most available time the Book is open and read. The Society of Saint Paul Philippines has been trying to rectify this situation and encouraging the widespread reading of the Bible by conducting a yearly National Bible Quiz.
Published by Ron Siojo 76 months ago in Literature & Classics | +20 votes | 17 comments
Better World Books is an online book reseller and a new book retailer. It’s a business that started in 2002 between friends and developed into an enterprise promoting literacy. As our technology takes reading further into the “e” generation, Better World Books helps to sustain the world's physical presence of books. Their “Book for Book” mission is to match every online purchase with a donated book to someone in need. The book donations go to literary foundatio...
Published by Iris McCammon 76 months ago in Literature & Classics | +9 votes | 3 comments
Published by Review Summaries 77 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
Becoming enormously popular from the moment it hit the book stores, the perennial tale of ScroogeÂ’s spiritual journey from miserable old miser to the very soul of Christmas sold out the first 6,000 copies by Christmas day, 1843. But as many scholars note, this extraordinary literary work may not have initially been an effort to boost the morale of LondonÂ’s citizenry, but rather a personal catharsis rooted in DickensÂ’ own troubled childhood.
Published by James R. Coffey 78 months ago in Literature & Classics | +9 votes | 7 comments
This argumentative essay in three parts will study one of the remarkable turning points in Malcolm X's life, marking the end of his days of juvenile delinquency and the beginning of his religious and political career.
Published by Kyapa 78 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
This argumentative essay in three parts will study one of the remarkable turning points in Malcolm X's life, marking the end of his days of juvenile delinquency and the beginning of his religious and political career.
Published by Kyapa 78 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
An attitude can be defined as a way of regarding things; it can also be considered as a feeling or pattern of thoughts. The scientific attitude on the other hand can be defined as a way of looking into things that are governed by facts which are known as well as demonstrative.
Published by hunterfact 79 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
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