Quattor Aetates: The Golden Age

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Time is a never ending cycle of events. That could be stated factual when examining history and the phenomenons that occur are seemingly repeated. Rome, for instance, was a thriving empire of culture and prosperity. “Quattour Aetates” is an interpretation that revolves around the mythology about the beginnings of mankind. The evolution of a leisurely age to a seemingly uninhabitable era is defined. Unlikely in comparison, the United States of America has altered through four ages in it’s youthful career. “Quattor Aetates,” or the “Four Ages of Man,” begins with a detailed passage of Saturn’s creation, the “Golden” age. “Bellum numquam erat nec milites nec arma. In otio vitam homines agebant, nam omnes terras concordia et pax ligant.” The golden…show more content…
An age not as homely as the previous age. “Tum primum in agris laborare homines incipiunt.” Then men first begin to work in the fields. There are differentiating traits in the silver age that make it appear harder. Mankind has the luxury to begin to work in the fields for their own resources alongside the changing patterns of seasons. Before the 1950s, there were issues that were not formally addressed beforehand. It could be stated that people ignored the truth that “they would have to someday work in the fields to secure food.” The food is the equality that was given to them by divine rule. However, that equality was yet an illusion as there were minorities who cried for civil rights movements. Issues of white supremacy around the US surfaced around the mid 1950s and scuffles took place. “Long, hot summers” of rioting arose and many supporters of the African American movement were assassinated. However, these movements that mused stay ingrained in America’s history and pave way for an issue that continues to be the center of…show more content…
It is an old tale which explains the origin and downfall of man. As such, it can be an analogy to compare the ages of any country’s history, including the United States of America. The golden age of the US was the 1950s, for its growth in population and dependence on rapid production make it the most luxurious age. The silver age took place in the mid 1950s where civil conflict was first introduced and taken seriously. The 1970s represented the bronze age, where growing unloyalty among citizens and more challenging problems bubbled. The last age, the iron age, is the age where this essay is being written: the 21st century. Many groups and individuals have found ways to further harm civilians by increased means of terror or fraud. It could be that the USA could enter another golden age, but only time and motivation are the key factors of enabling that statement to become
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