The Similarities between Mesopotamia and Greek Inventions. As civilization as developed through time, many inventions have emerged and has caught the world’s attention, two if the most interesting, being the inventions of the Ancient Mesopotamia and Greek. Based on the history of Ancient Greek, Ancient Greek civilization began in the 8th century B.C and has been traced back to Stone Age hunters. While the Ancient Mesopotamia is a land between two rivers which are the Tigris and Euphrates River, and it was believed to have been in effect in the 7th century AD. Furthermore, as far as art is concerned, we find that the Mesopotamians were involved in great structures and architecture, while the Greeks were more involved in creating smaller pieces
As many people know, the Parthenon is one of the most inspiring works of architecture known to mankind. The project of the extraordinary Acropolis was taken on by one of the most influential leaders of history, Pericles. Pericles influenced not only the building of one of the grandest works but the example of democracy displayed by the Greeks. The architecture was unique for its time, it featured excellent structure. The breathtaking Metopes featuring the epic battles of the gods, the Frieze a detailed sculpture displaying a procession of Greeks, and was built to house the magnificent statue of Athena adorned in gold.
The Parthenon on the Acropolis of Greece first began constructions in 447 BCE — a temple of Doric order with Ionic features made in dedication to Greek goddess of war, Athena. Under the influence of Pericles and the assistance of over hundreds of people, the temple was completed in 432 BCE. With an appearance similar to that of a sculpture, dimensions akin to that of the Golden Ratio, and harmonious values in its shape — it was no wonder that the Parthenon embodied many 5th century Athenian values; to achieve arete, also known as perfection. It was known that the Greeks were obsessed with the concept of the Golden Ratio, also widely known as phi, and it was no surprise that the Parthenon followed said concept, due to Phidias, a Greek sculptor,
‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’ takes place in ancient Mesopotamia, which is a Greek for “between two rivers” because it is located between the river of Tigris and the Euphrates River. Mesopotamia is where one the earliest urban civilizations, so the inhabitants of that area are sophisticated and enterprising. The story in the Epic starts in Uruk, which is a very vividly described in the 17 lines that follow the first 8 lines of the Epic. “In Uruk he built walls, a great rampart, and the temple of blessed Eanna for the god of the firmament Anu, and for Ishtar the goddess of love. Look at it still today: the outer wall where the cornice runs, it shines with the brilliance of copper; and the inner wall, it has no equal.
Both Jane Bennett and Rebekah Sheldon’s essays attempt to differentiate new or vital materialism from object-oriented ontology (OOO), two recent philosophical developments generated by the nonhuman turn (193, 225). For Bennett, OOO as a philosophical school represents a post-system-oriented theory that is committed to a “non-relational conception” of things, or their negative capacities to withdraw from any attempts at human apprehension or use (227). At the same time, objects are coy and make themselves manifest as a “sense” or “call” (227). The ethical gain implied is OOO’s resistance to human hubris. Yet, for Bennett, new materialism has the same ethical potential; one does not have to be committed to OOO to dethrone the human or re-value things.
Homer was even born before there was a calendar! Homer is responsible for the first literature known as the epic poem. He wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey, which are both epic poems. The Iliad is about how and when Achilles killed Hector in the exciting climax of the trojan war. The Odyssey is about the treacherous journey of Odysseus during his many years of wandering after the fall of Troy.
Silvy Elsa Mathew Hum 120 3/1/18 Paper 1 - The Epic of Gilgamesh and Homer’s Iliad The two main oldest epic tales in the world, ‘Epic of the Gilgamesh’ and Homer’s ‘Iliad’ deals with many significant issues that pose a meaning in the life of an individual and communities. The Epic of Gilgamesh was written 1500 years before Homer wrote the Iliad. It tells the story of mighty hero Gilgamesh, the hero king of Uruk, and his adventures. The Iliad is an epic poem written in the mid-8th Century BCE. It describes the main events in the final weeks of the Trojan War and the Greek siege of the city of Troy.
It makes poems unique and the utilization of figurative language amplifies the meaning of the main message of the author. It can turn ordinary phrases into a new, deepened and more meaningful message. It makes the author 's writing better and gives the reader and new look on the main message. It enhances the poem and evokes the reader which overall, makes the poem enjoyable. It allows the author to convey the desired message through metaphorical and symbolic imagery rather than just words and language.
Saeed 1 Saeed Al Khoory Mrs. Jihan Al Mouallem English Literature and Arts 21 October 2014 The Iliad Theme Analysis The Iliad begins when the Trojan War had already begun and was in progress. It focuses on the events that took place in the ninth year of the Trojan War. In the first line of the book, one of the most constant and epic themes established is ‘Rage’ which is mainly driven by ‘Pride’. In this first line, the theme of rage established is the rage of Achilles. However, in the book, we can see the rage of different characters at different intervals.
In a painting, spirit resonance is created through the expression of the artist’s balance in their energy and harmony, while in architecture the spatial vibrancy is established through the organisation of spatial sequences and experience when ‘delight’ is passed to the audience. Damian Chavez on Xie He’s principles, has said that “the most important principle of painting [spirit resonance] is the thing least guaranteed by the rules of art and design, yet instrumental for making
Through the creative and individual process of making true art, one can use the self-expression to find personal truth and become at peace with oneself. Before discussing its role in peace, it is important to define true art, or more specifically the Transcendentalist perception of it. True art can take many forms, however what is most important is process behind it. Creativity is key; true art is an individual and original creation that is worked for through development and exploration of self. Art, when derived through a creative and original process, shows purity, and is not only a creation by, but a reflection of the artist.