These pieces not only showcase similarities and differences in style and technique but also the strong points of both empires and essentially the reason why Assurnasirpal and Darius were successful leaders, each in their own way. Assurnasirpal II Killing Lions is a low relief panel made out of alabaster, whereas Darius and Xerxes Receiving Tribute is a low relief panel carved out of limestone. The Assyrian piece depicts the vicious king Assurnasirpal on a chariot hunting lions armed with a bow and arrow. It is quite possible that Assurnasirpal II Killing Lions is the representation of a ceremonial hunt, where lions kept in captivity by the king are released into an arena for Assurnasirpal to kill for show. Darius and Xerxes Receiving Tribute depicts King Darius sitting in his throne accepting tribute while his son Xerxes stands behind him.
Here is Caesar and all the line of Iulus soon to venture under the sky’s great arch. Here is the man, he’s here! Time and again you’ve heard his coming promised-Caesar Augustus! Son of a god, he will bring back the Age of Gold to the Latian fields where Saturn once held sway, expand his empire past the Garamants and the Indians…”(Fagles, 208). Virgil’s writings serve as a tool that Augustus can use to speak to the public.
I think this because nowhere in the text did the author mention anything about this story being in the future. Even the dialogue between the Seller and the Collector, was all spoken in the present. The bauble was supposed to represent Earth in the future after all humans died due to pollution. Some examples to prove that this short story was not written in the future are; the very first sentence of the story. “Now here sir, is a lovely-and might I say, traditional-example” The Seller pointed, pg.284.
This essay will be discussing the way I felt Native Americans were being portrayed in the works of Ben Franklin and John Smith. As well as if the authors were treating them in a favorable or negative light. During the times of early exploration Europeans known as white settlers came to the new world and met the Native Americans for the first time. At first, some of the settlers not knowing what kind of people they were took them as dumb and primitive and not looking favorably on them. When the Indians entered the white people’s towns, they found it to be disrespectful.
In my life I wanted to experience many religions, but being 11 and attending a Hindu temple was a shock. I made the grave mistake to leave my shoes on when I entered the temple. Though upset they were understanding but, being reprimanded by a Hindu priest was nothing less
Once he passed away, his son, emperor Domitian, took over not only the throne, but also the project that soon would be a legendary arena for years to come (building the Coliseum). ‘’The large structure was built to help win over the roman populace to the rule of the new Flavian Dynasty’’ (Martial on the Coliseum). What really makes the Roman Coliseum so legendary was the overall appearance of the structure. The building amazed the human eye. The site of the building was once occupied by and artificial lake.
Iconography Since the Old Kingdom, sphinxes have been used in royal iconography. The pharaohs of “the 12th Dynasty, in particular, used sphinxes voraciously”. The resting lion form of the sphinx has also been used “widely in royal iconography of the 12th Dynasty”. The combination of the “power and ferocity of the lion combined with the intelligence and judgment of a human. On a deeper level, the lion is a cross-cultural symbol of royalty and is
ROMAN ARCHITECTURE My fascination with Roman architecture begins with the Romans ability to achieve such greatness and sustainability within their work without the means that we have in our design world today such as industrial machinery and Technology. The work of the Romans is design ingenuity. They were able to create such huge rooms with such high ceilings, as well as so many different aspects within one building, for example the Colosseum. Within this building Romans played many types of games and held shows including beast hunts and gladiator combats. Oval in shape, it had incredible interconnecting corridors that would lead to six tiers of seats, thus allowing a huge audience to sit within its walls.
The sculpture of the “Lion Man” depicts a figurine of a lion standing straight up such as a man would stand. It is unclear as to the details of the figurine but it appears to still have several physical attributes of an animal such as the paws of a lion. This is the oldest statue to ever be found and already on of the most popular themes in Egyptian reliefs and sculpture and Greek sculpture can been seen. The sculpture features an anthropomorphic lion, or a lion given human like qualities. This theme is central in many Greek statues of deities and Egyptian statues of gods.
Author: James E. Packer Title: The Forum of Trajan in Rome, A Study of the Monuments in Brief Publication Information: ©2001, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London Marcus Ulpius Traianus was a Roman Emperor in AD 98-117, known as the Roman Emperor of Trajan. Because of the militaristic skill that he showed, Nerva chose him to be his successor on the Imperial throne. Trajan was praised in his time by the Romans because he built roads and aqueducts. Trajan’s forum was an elaborate one and was made of polished marble, bronze and gold. The two main elements of the new Forum of Trajan were that it had an open piazza as well as a basilica, both of which were very large.