Building the Dome Previous Construction Techniques Prior to Brunelleschi's ideas for the cupola of the Duomo, building a self-supporting structure the size of the Duomo's cupola was impossible. The techniques that the Romans had used to build such things as the Pantheon were long forgotten, and in Brunelleschi's day the one way to build a dome that size was to use flying buttresses, which were shunned in Italian construction. As Santa Maria del Fiore was constructed, it became clear that building the dome was going to be a feat of science and engineering. The Opera de Duomo, who oversaw the construction, held a contest to see who could solve the riddle of how to put a top on the cathedral. They received several entries with creative ideas that included filling the center of the cathedral with dirt and building the dome on top of that, to placing supports within the cathedral, but it was Brunelleschi who went to the Opera with drawings, but a secretive plan where he said he could build the dome without supports, but he wouldn't elaborate.
He was truly a genius with all the machines he built that were way before his time. I never would of thought that architects would have as many rivals as he did but when your as good as he was a lot of people would be jealous. One thing that amazed me was how long all the models and pieces of the dome took to build. Also since they didn’t have planes of course to ship the materials they needed it took forever and shipping materials overseas was dangerous back then too for example when they had to get the marble shipped over. I couldn’t imagine devoting most of my life to building a dome.
This would have created much better defence from attack than a wooden fort. However there is no solid evidence that there was ever a Motte of earth crowned by timber buildings, it has only been mentioned in fictional stories which could stretch the truth. King John had Kenilworth Castle from 1174 – 1244 and used it for defence and strategic importance. New features were built such as a Great Tower, a single bailey causeway, the outer circuit made of stone with towers and improved water defences. The King built these because he wanted it to be a strongly defended royal castle.
Unit 6. Assignment 1. Cable Testers Anthony Gamboa Michael Galindo NT1310: Physical Networking ITT Technical Institute February 10, 2014 It looks like the cable installation went wrong when the so-called professionals tried to install a new cable system. The best way to address a faulty cable installation is to avoid the problems in the first place by purchasing high quality components and installing them carefully. Even though having the best equipment for the job sounds like a good thing, but no matter how carful the installation process is; problems are always going to appear.
The main difference between the Castillo and the wooden forts that came before was the fact that the Castillo wasn’t wooden at all. Not having much of a choice, the Spanish had constructed it out of a material called “coquina.” In Spanish coquina means “shellfish” or “little shells.” The reason this name was given to the material was because although it is now considered a kind of limestone, it is composed of sea shell fragments molded together by calcium citrate. One would think this material to be brittle and frankly not the ideal material for a fort but that is incorrect. Coquina has millions of tiny air pockets (invisible to the naked eye) that actually work to absorb impact. In other words, firing a cannon ball at a structure composed of coquina would at most, become lodged a few inches into the wall.
The actor, who played Gehrig, Gary Cooper, coincidentally had a lack of baseball talent putting even more of a push to have a non sport action film. Sam Wood directed this film in 1942, a year after Gehrig had died so the film is historically accurate and not much attempt at verisimilitude was necessary. The inaccuracy in the film came into play twice with him smashing the window of the athletic department at his alma mater instead of smashing a window in the journalism building. But the important inaccuracy was in his farewell speech on July 4, 1939 with the famous line “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth” being moved to the end of his speech instead of it originally being at the beginning. The film can be seen as a document because some of Yankee teammates such as Babe Ruth, Mark Koenig, Bill Dickey and Bob Meusel play themselves including sportscaster Bill Stern.
Even in this way, this was the most substantial change because it caused Gilgamesh to change not only his rule over Uruk, but wanted to do more for it. His distain and anger for the gods subsided. Although Gilgamesh lost his only true friend. This once troubled two thirds God king, found wisdom and became a hero. Although he was never able to truly become immortal or young.
A strange thing about the Greek worship was that they simply had no dogma; they didn’t have a holy book they didn’t meet regally like Christians do a church, really nothing was set in stone. The Greeks built a lot of treasuries of other styles of buildings to either thank the oracle of gods. Such as; Athenian Treasury, built to commemorate the spartans kick ass victory at the Battle of Salami According to Pausanias, the Athenians had previously been given the advice by the oracle to put their faith in their "wooden walls" — taking this advice to mean their navy, they won a famous battle at Salamis. Another example is the temple of Apollo It was constructed by the inhabitants of Figalos in honour of Apollo after he saved them from a plague. Sacrifice was an important part of their worship; people either wanted something or thought they were in debt to a god and needed to make one.
If they had thought any less of Beowulf as a leader, they would have left and returned to wait in Herot. Also, Beowulf presents his virtue as leader when he will ride out to face the dragon even though he is far into old age. To drive the point home, the Geats that Beowulf ruled as king gave Beowulf the most spectacular funeral that they have ever given someone. They built him a tower and put all their good into that tower. One sees this in the book when it reads, “Then the Geats built the tower…the treasures they’d taken were left there too.” (63) If Beowulf had been an ordinary and un-epic man, the Geats would have buried him in a common manner and used the treasure for themselves.
Despite his keen intelligence, he allowed himself to come under the influence of unscrupulous men who, as much as any actions of his own, ensured that Tiberius's posthumous reputation would be unfavourable; despite his vast military experience, he oversaw the conquest of no new region for the empire; and despite his administrative abilities he showed such reluctance in running the state as to retire entirely from Rome and live out his last years in isolation on the island of Capri. His reign represents, as it were, the adolescence of the Principate as an institution. Like any adolescence, it proved a difficult time.