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  • Thai Kings
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    King Ramkhamhaeng Throughout history, there have been many great rulers of many great ancient civilizations. Some of them might be Julius Caesar, Ramses II, Hammurabi, or Octavian Caesar. The list of them could go on forever. One of the most influential of his civilization, known for his wisdom, was King Ramkhamhaeng or Rama the Valiant, of the Thai people. He claimed to be the sovereign lord of all the Thai. Researchers guess that he lived from 1239 AD to after 1317 AD. During his lifetime, Kin...
  • Food My Fellow Cooks
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    "My Life as a Cook " Being a cook during these days are crucial! My job isn't the easiest in the world. Some of us, including myself, get burnt all the time. I even taste the food my fellow cooks and I prepare for poison, just so the king wouldn't get sick. He's been the best king I've ever known and would go through those procedures just to keep my king safe, in return for him keeping me safe in his castle. Let me tell ya, the king has many friends. The banquets I prepare food for take long hou...
  • King In The Kent Kingdom
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    Anglo-Saxon Kings During the Anglo-Saxon period there were many kings. Three of the more notable kings were Offa of Mercia, Alfred of Wessex, and AEthelbert of Kent. Offa also known as "King of the English" reigned in Mercia from 757 to 796. Offa had a more powerful kingdom than others such as Lindsey, the Hwicce, and Sussex. Offa had control over all of the kingdoms mentioned even the kingdoms of Kent and East Anglia. King Offa had gotten his position as king after a civil war. He was able to s...
  • Long As Charlemagne And His Mighty Army
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    Charlemagne The King We know a good deal about Charlemagne because we have two biographies of him written by men who were close to him. The more important of these is by Einhard. He describes Charlemagne as being moderately tall, around six feet tall and powerfully built with a thick neck and deep chest. He had the red hair and blue eyes of his tribe and was possessed of both strength and stamina. He was average of the Franks in his love for hunting and for feasting, but Einhard notes that his k...
  • Most Famous Kings Of Mali
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    In 1235, in the battle of Kirin a, Sundiata, the king of Mandinke people, led his army to revolt against Sumanguru, the king of Ghana. Sundiata defeated Sumanguru and overthrew Ghana; he then created the Kingdom of Mali, which would eventually turn into the next major power of ancient West Africa. After defeating Sumanguru, Sundiata went back to his home and concentrated on improving his people's lives. Sundiata first set to restore the gold trades that had been interrupted during the war. Mali ...
  • Dusyanta's Help In Similar Situations
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    A Comparison of Kings-Odysseus vs. Dusyanta Even though Homer's The Odyssey (eighth century B.C.) and Kalidasa's Sakuntala (fourth century A.D.) were written more than twelve centuries a part, many similarities can be found in the roles that the rulers in each play. The stories not only reflect the values of the cultures and times, but they also give a glimpse into the public and private lives of the nobility. Based on the vivid descriptions of their interactions with others and private thoughts...
  • Aristotle's Rules For Classical Drama
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    Sophocles and Aristotle: The Rules of Writing Writing, particularly story writing, is an art. When a person sets out to create a painting, there are certain rules of composition that need to be followed. In the art of writing, it is the same. There are rules of composition for writing and they must be followed by the writer. Some of these rules date back to Aristotle, who set down some rules for classical drama in his Poetics, a collection of class notes in which Aristotle attempted "to treat of...
  • Chaos Upon Their Return To Brittany
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    In The Prince, Machiavelli establishes five sets of principles addressing achieving and retaining political power and the ways in which to ensure success. The five sets of principles are praise vs. censorship, liberality vs. parsimony, feared vs. loved, faith by honesty vs. trickery and fortune as a woman. Ideally, during the first comparison, he is trying to establish the fact that men, whom are successful leaders, share a two-sided demeanor. The one side is that of the virtuous man for the peo...

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