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  • Myth King Midas And The Golden Touch
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    King Midas and His Golden Touch on Contemporary Society. Many believe that many pursuits of contemporary society, particularly our desire to accumulate wealth and the unintended consequences of these desires are modern day inventions. The Greek myth King Midas and the Golden Touch demonstrate that these desires along with their unintended consequences have existed for many centuries. The myth King Midas and the Golden Touch reveals that in ancient Greek culture, the wealthy were preoccupied with...
  • Ulysses And Agamemnon
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    In the book The Trojan War, by Bernard Evs lin, Ulysses and Agamemnon both contribute to the Greek's victory. Many considered Ulysses to be the real brains behind the Greek forces. Although Agamemnon was the leader of the Greeks, many would say he was not a good one. Even though Agamemnon did some good deeds during the war, many of his actions caused problems, and Ulysses often had to come to his rescue. With Ulysses on the Greeks side they had amazing intelligence and bravery. Many great things...
  • Massive Statue Of The Colossus Of Rhodes
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    7 Ancient Wonders of the World 1. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Located approximately 50 km south of Baghdad, Iraq on the east bank of the Euphrates River. King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC), grandson of the famous King Hammurabi, is credited to have commissioned the construction of the gardens. Although no tablets were found in Babylon referring to the Gardens, accountings from the ancient Greek historian, Strabo, state that the "The Garden is quadrangular, and each side is four plethora lo...
  • Artwork The Deities
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    The representation of deities (gods / goddesses ) has grown to change a lot throughout the many periods we have learned about. From the Sumerians, to the Egyptians, to the Greeks, deities are shown as either animals, humans with animals heads, with flames coming from their shoulders, or just depicted in human form for artwork. During these different times, cultures and societies worshiped different gods and goddesses and had many different belief systems. However through the centuries they all s...
  • Greek Army Into Troy
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    The Judgement of Paris According to the legend, the chain of events that led to the Trojan War started at a royal wedding. Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, was marrying a sea nymph named Thetis. Many gods went to the the wedding, but Eris, daughter of Zeus, king of the gods, wasn't invited because she was the goddess of discord and was going to cause trouble. Angry for not being invited, Eris decided to disrupt the wedding banquet. She threw a golden apple marked "for the fairest" among the guests...
  • Greek Mythology The Winged Horse Pegasus
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    ODYSSEUS Odysseus, in Greek legend, a Greek hero, ruler of the island of Ithaca and one of the leaders of the Greek army during the Trojan War. Homer's Odyssey recounts Odysseus's adventures and ultimate return home ten years after the fall of Troy. Initially, Odysseus was mentioned as the son of Laertes, king of Ithaca, although in later tradition Sisyphus, king of Corinth, was considered his real father, his mother having later married Laertes. At first Odysseus refused to accompany the Greeks...
  • Discovery Of Archimedes Principle
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    Archimedes was a Greek mathematician and scientist. He was born in Syracuse, Sicily in the year 287 B.C. He was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. Due to the lack of information about Greek mathematics, many Greek mathematicians and their works are hardly known. Archimedes is the exception. Archimedes was very preoccupied with mathematics. For instance, he often forgot to eat and bathe because of his always wanted to solve problems. He found areas and volumes of spheres, cylinders and plain shapes. ...

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