A Knight’s loyalty to his leader was generally based on a legal contract rather than moral obligation, like a Samurai has. Document E shows that a Samurai devotes his entire life to his duty, while a Knight does not. If a Samurai should break their code, they will be punished or killed, while breaking the code of honor for a Knight will have them disgraced and rarely killed (unless it’s a
Musui’s Story is a personal memoir of samurai Katsu Kokichi, whose life extended during the Tokugawa period in the early 1800s in Japan. This autobiography reflects upon the nature of the Tokugawa society, but most importantly the role that the samurai class held during this era. With repetitional civil wars threatening the population’s safety, the samurai social class arose from the demand of a warrior class that could successfully abstain the population from obvious dangers. In the Tokugawa period, individuals had strict codes and ethics to obey by in order to be considered samurais. These rigorous warriors had to firmly conform to their masters to directly demonstrated respect to those above them in the social class, and they had to follow the bushido code, which was a unique Japanese code of conduct that was created in the 1600s.
The roles of Spartan Kings are diverse, ranging into different areas of Spartan life. Their main roles involve judicial/political areas, military, and religious roles. Spartan Kings have many religious roles, some of which saw them actively involved in Spartan religious life. Herodotus asserts they were also expected to sacrifice a fully-grown animal to the god Apollo each month. Sacrifices were not uncommon regarding religious practices; Spartan Kings were made to sacrifice to the gods before a battle, carrying with the flame used in the sacrifice, into the battle.
The many aspects of Teddy Roosevelt’s personality played important roles in his progressive policies throughout his presidency. Teddy’s was a man of the people, his policies focused on making life better for the common man. He created policies such as the Pure Food and Drugs act, and the Meat Inspection Act. He soon took action to improve our countries railroad systems. Lastly he created the national park system to preserve our lands for the future in the name of Americans.
What is an Armorbearer? Traditionally, an armorbearer is one who saw to the safety of his officer. In battle, he would carry the officer’s shield, and many times, would lay down his own life to protect that officer. The armorbearer understood the role he had been put in as a protector, one designed to see to the needs of another before his own. In fact, the needs of others superseded his own needs.
Lindow mans pagan and agricultural society, and the period of climatic change during the time of his body’s placement within the bog, supports the argument that his death was a result of ritual sacrifice. Lindow mans features suggest he was of a high social status within his community. His manicured nails, healthy body and neat hair, suggest he was between middle and upper social class’, meaning that he was honoured, respected and worthy of the Gods. He would have therefore been considered to have been worthy to be sacrificed to the Gods themselves, for the benefit of his people (in this case to bless their crops with prosperity). Thus with regards
Burger (n.d.), “The term Machu that precedes Picchu means old and was used by locals to differentiate it from the small hill behind it called Huayna Picchu, which means young” (p. 5) Machu Picchu was home for royal blood, servants, farmers, and care givers when not many people were around in the winter. The Inca’s believed that they are deities. Their believe was that Wiracocha the creator and Inti the sun God told them to conquer the people from every corner of the world. On Machu Picchu there is a sacred place on the mountain where they pray to the Sun god. They call this place “Intihuatana stone.” The people believed the stones pointed directly at the sun this during the winter season, and this is why there is no shadow that is cast on any stone in this sacred place.
The Aztecs would also “demand tribute from conquered territory,” as stated in Document 10. The Aztecs had high expectations in family life, warfare, and the treatment of those who they conquered. An additional document needed is the point of view of a ruler whose land was conquered by the Aztecs, so that we know the expectancies that the Aztecs had of them. The Aztecs were highly religious and took traditions very seriously (Documents 2, 5, 6, and 7). Their belief of their sun god, Huitzilopochtli, was no joking matter.
The wife portrayed her husband as the decision maker with a strong dedication to his land and people with the bravery of being a warrior. And in the story of Beowulf the men are discussed as being warriors, strong in fierce battles to protect their kinsmen. There is great importance placed on loyalty and violence. Beowulf describes his violent battles to show his bravery to Hygelac and goes on to explain his intensions of defeating Grendel to gain trust. In line 20 of The Wife’s Lament it does not state where he is but the wife says “secretly minding murder in his heart.” this shows that violence and battles are important.
His size represents his importance. He is stepping on a person and other figures on the right are wounded and dead. The people below Naram-Sin seem to be his soldiers while the dead are most likely their enemy. The purpose of the artwork was to show the ruler’s divine right to rule by having the sun, a symbol of a god, shining down on the victory as if approving of the outcome and Naram-Sin’s leadership. By commissioning this art he created an image that would, for many years, display his kingship and preserve his legacy.