Ancient Egypt SLL 1057F Amber Waynik WYNAMB001 Tutorial group 2 Jessica Nitschke 1.Hymn to the Nile i) The phenomenon that the “Hymn to the Nile “responds to the dependency of the Egyptian people on the Nile river. The text shows that the Nile river served as a source of life which sustained and provided all for Egyptians “who creates all that is good” (“Hymn to the Nile” stanza 9). The text asks questions about who controls the Nile and why it flow the way it does - the text itself answers that it is the Egyptian god Hapy who controls the Nile.
The rivers that these civilizations were built around directly impacted the way they viewed their gods. The Nile was a very strong and reliable river. It flooded annually blessing the Ancient Egyptians with a richer agriculture then Ancient Mesopotamians. (pg 17) Because of this the Egyptians viewed their gods as reliable beings who wanted to help them.
However, most of the urban regions of the empire were in the balkans (mainly Greece) such as Athens, Thebes, etc. Also, the Balkans are a good place for herding. The Asia Minor part of the empire consists mainly of flat plateaus. The Anatolian region is very susceptible to earthquakes, and a diverse amount of climates. The North African/Southern European section of empire had by far the most fertile land, with Egypt being the most fertile part of the North African land because of the Nile River.
To relate Lincoln’s theorization of myth to the Enuma Elish, we can look at the role of man and female gods in the story. As it turns out, Tiamat (primordial goddess of the sea) was the evil god who was then murdered and slain to restore power to the universe by Marduk (Babylonian God (Warrior). For example, in the narration of the Enuma Elish the author speaks of the dangers of Tiamat having too much power and that she must be removed from her position which brings Marduk (the male) into power. It states that “And will Tiamat, who is a woman, attack you with (her) weapons? [“My father], begetter, rejoice and he glad,
David Malouf was born on the 20th of March 1934 in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. One can draw interesting parallels between his birth details and the lives of his characters. In his novella, An Imaginary Life(1978), which is a fictionalized account of the Roman poet Ovid in exile, the protagonist declares, “I am the poet Ovid- born on the cusp between two houses of the zodiac, where the Fishes, tugging in their opposite directions, plunge below the horizon, and the Ram ascends; between two cycles of time, the millennium of the old gods, that shudders to its end, and a new era that will come to its crisis at some far point in the future” (11). What is noteworthy here is that records show Ovid’s birthday as 20th of March 44
Baudolino is a historical novel, set in the Middle Ages in Constantinople. It was the year 1204, when the 4th crusade was happening—Constantinople is being sacked by the knights of the crusade. This was the time when Baudolino met and saved Niketas Choniates. It was April 14, 1204, Wednesday when sixty-year old Baudolino began recounting to Niketas Choniates his story. Baudolino was told in the third person omniscient view: not limited to saying what the narrator sees or hear, but also being able to express the different characters’ thoughts (Duckart, 2007).
Have you ever seen a yellow river? Golden river, not so golden after all. In Colorado there was a mine spill in the Animas River that affect many people, animals and their land. The Animas River was polluted with with toxic chemicals that have left an environmental disaster and people can get diseases, from the water, leaving people to wonder if their way of life will ever be the same. The Animas river flowed a yellow color through several states contaminating hundreds of miles of land and the biggest indian reservation in the nation.
In “Down by the River”, by Rowan Jacobsen he says, snowmelt on the Rocky Mountain was swelling its size 40 times each spring, which caused the biggest deltas in the world due to the inundation of the floodplain, which runs 100 miles south from Yuma to the Gulf of California. He says, Lake Powell Reservoir had become a well-trained stream that never left the banks and overflowed by itself into the desert wetlands. Jacobsen says, the ocean-to-ocean bridge was the only direct connection between Yuma and the Quechan downtown reservation, but was allowed to fall to ruins. He says, like the tribes and city didn’t speak to one another Flynn attended the monthly tribal council meetings that the Quechan had because nothing could be done without their
The civilizations that flourished in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Palestine were located in river valleys or along the Mediterranean coast. These civilizations developed highly complex cultures that shared many common characteristics. Egyptians were a very advanced civilization due to their inventions and technology. The Old Kingdom, which first began in 2650 B.C as stated in the timeline of Document 1, was defined by its many great pyramids and monuments. From there on in the ancient Egyptian timeline, Egyptians surpassed other civilizations through their many remarkable advancements and achievements.
The Hairstons is the phenomenal story of the biggest family in America, the Hairston group. With a few thousand highly contrasting individuals, the Hairstons offer a mind boggling and convincing history: separated in the season of subjection, they now hold onto their past as one gang. This book speaks the truth the historical backdrop of a white slaveholding family in the American South, and their slaves. The white family, affirmed (Hurston), impart their history and their name to a large number of the descendants of their dark slaves, who proclaim the name as composed.