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Perfection of Wisdom Perfection of Wisdom is the foundational text of the Mahayana Buddhist school, a kind of anthology of works, thematically linked, composed between c. 50 BCE - c. 600 CE in India by Mahayana Buddhist scribes. It is comprised of 38 sutras (defined, in Buddhism , as canonical scriptures) of over 100...

Perfection of Wisdom

Perfection of Wisdom Perfection of Wisdom is the foundational text of the Mahayana Buddhist school, a kind of anthology of works, thematically linked, composed between c. 50 BCE - c. 600 CE in India by Mahayana Buddhist scribes. It is comprised of 38 sutras (defined, in Buddhism , as canonical scriptures) of over 100...

Andromache Andromache  is a Greek tragedy  written by Euripides (c. 484- 407 BCE), one of only 19 plays (out of 92) to survive. The play is actually in two parts, and like Sophocles ’ Women of Trachis , it has no central character. The first part of the play deals with the plight of Andromache. Now the slav... Barnes Foundation, Greek Tragedy, Horrible Histories, Mystery Of History, Art History, European Paintings, Ancient Greece, Metropolitan Museum, Art Museum

Andromache

Andromache Andromache is a Greek tragedy written by Euripides (c. 484- 407 BCE), one of only 19 plays (out of 92) to survive. The play is actually in two parts, and like Sophocles ’ Women of Trachis , it has no central character. The first part of the play deals with the plight of Andromache. Now the slav...

Electra by Euripides Electra  is a Greek tragedy written by the playwright Euripides c. 420 BCE. It retells the classic myth concerning the plotting of Electra and her brother Orestes to kill their mother and her lover. This version of the story should not be confused with the play of the same name by his fellow play... Ancient Egyptian Art, Ancient Greece, Women In History, Ancient History, British History, Roman Sculpture, Sculpture Ideas, Francis Picabia, History Encyclopedia

Electra by Euripides

Electra by Euripides Electra is a Greek tragedy written by the playwright Euripides c. 420 BCE. It retells the classic myth concerning the plotting of Electra and her brother Orestes to kill their mother and her lover. This version of the story should not be confused with the play of the same name by his fellow play...

Suppliants by Euripides The Suppliants  (also given as Suppliant Women ) is a Greek tragedy written by Euripides , not to be confused with Aeschylus ' tragedy of the same title. Its exact date of production is not known, possibly around 424 to 420 BCE, and may have been written for competition at the Dionysia. Like many... Public Domain Books, History Encyclopedia, Greek Tragedy, Old King, Athena Goddess, History Education, Greek Art, The Rev, Latest Images

Suppliants by Euripides

Suppliants by Euripides The Suppliants (also given as Suppliant Women ) is a Greek tragedy written by Euripides , not to be confused with Aeschylus ' tragedy of the same title. Its exact date of production is not known, possibly around 424 to 420 BCE, and may have been written for competition at the Dionysia. Like many...

Women of Trachis Women of Trachis is a Greek tragedy , one of Sophocles ’ (c. 496 BCE - c. 406 BCE) lesser-known works, the only one that does not deal with the aftermath of the Trojan War , rather it is concerned with the death of the Greek hero Heracles (or Hercules ). As with many of the tragedies of the time,... Funeral Pyre, Early Middle Ages, Middle School, Greek Tragedy, Trojan War, Minoan, Dark Ages, Ancient Greece, Hercules

Women of Trachis

Women of Trachis Women of Trachis is a Greek tragedy , one of Sophocles ’ (c. 496 BCE - c. 406 BCE) lesser-known works, the only one that does not deal with the aftermath of the Trojan War , rather it is concerned with the death of the Greek hero Heracles (or Hercules ). As with many of the tragedies of the time,...

Shahnameh The Shahnameh (“Book of Kings”, composed 977-1010 CE) is a medieval epic written by the poet Abolqasem Ferdowsi (l. c. 940-1020 CE) in order to preserve the myths, legends, history, language, and culture of ancient Persia . It is the longest work, written by a single author, in the history of wor... Heroic Age, Persian Language, Ancient Persian, Persian Culture, Medieval Art, Historical Pictures, Museum Of Fine Arts, Illuminated Manuscript, Heritage Image

Shahnameh

Shahnameh The Shahnameh (“Book of Kings”, composed 977-1010 CE) is a medieval epic written by the poet Abolqasem Ferdowsi (l. c. 940-1020 CE) in order to preserve the myths, legends, history, language, and culture of ancient Persia . It is the longest work, written by a single author, in the history of wor...

Rene Descartes Rene Descartes (1596-1650 CE) was a French mathematician, natural scientist, and philosopher, best known by the phrase 'Cogito ergo sum ' ('I think therefore I am'). He published works on optics, coordinate geometry, physiology, and cosmology, however, he is mostly remembered as the "father of mo...

Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes Rene Descartes (1596-1650 CE) was a French mathematician, natural scientist, and philosopher, best known by the phrase 'Cogito ergo sum ' ('I think therefore I am'). He published works on optics, coordinate geometry, physiology, and cosmology, however, he is mostly remembered as the "father of mo...

Gender & Identity in Mulan: Text & Commentary The legend of Mulan, now world-famous thanks to the Disney films of 1998 and 2020 CE, is the story of a young girl who disguises herself as a man to take her aged father’s place as a conscript in the army and so preserve the family honor. The success of the story hinges on an audience’s acceptanc... English Stories For Kids, Short Stories For Kids, Disney Films, Disney S, Story Tale, Chinese Flowers, Historical Women, Warrior Princess, Bedtime Stories

Gender & Identity in Mulan: Text & Commentary

Gender & Identity in Mulan: Text & Commentary The legend of Mulan, now world-famous thanks to the Disney films of 1998 and 2020 CE, is the story of a young girl who disguises herself as a man to take her aged father’s place as a conscript in the army and so preserve the family honor. The success of the story hinges on an audience’s acceptanc...

Sex in Pompeii (by CFCF) This Roman fresco shows the act of making love. It was found in the bedroom (cubiculum) of the Casa del Centenario (IX in Pompeii . Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii And Herculaneum, Ancient Art, Ancient History, Pompeii Italy, Rome Antique, Art Antique, Roman History, Art History

Love, Sex, & Marriage in Ancient Rome

Love, Sex, & Marriage in Ancient Rome Love, sex, and marriage in ancient Rome were defined by the patriarchy. The head of the household was the father (the pater familias ) who had complete control over the lives of his wife, children, and slaves. This paradigm was justified, in part, by one of the stories related to the foundational...

Cassius Dio  Cassius Dio (c. 164 - c. 229/235 CE) was a Roman politician and historian. Although he held a number of political offices with distinction, he is best known for his 80-volume Roman History . The work took 22 years to complete, was written in Attic Greek , and follows Roman history from the city '...

Cassius Dio

Cassius Dio Cassius Dio (c. 164 - c. 229/235 CE) was a Roman politician and historian. Although he held a number of political offices with distinction, he is best known for his 80-volume Roman History . The work took 22 years to complete, was written in Attic Greek , and follows Roman history from the city '...

Seneca  Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Younger, l. 4 BCE - 65 CE) was a Roman author, playwright, orator, and most importantly a tutor and advisor to the Roman emperor Nero (r. 54-68 CE). Influenced by Stoic philosophy , he wrote several philosophical treatises and 124 letters on moral issues, the Epi... Ancient Rome, Ancient History, Seneca The Younger, History Encyclopedia, Cycle Of Life, Primary Sources, Roman Emperor, History Education, Chicago Style

Seneca

Seneca Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Younger, l. 4 BCE - 65 CE) was a Roman author, playwright, orator, and most importantly a tutor and advisor to the Roman emperor Nero (r. 54-68 CE). Influenced by Stoic philosophy , he wrote several philosophical treatises and 124 letters on moral issues, the Epi...

Upanishads: Summary & Commentary  The Upanishads are among the best-known philosophical-religious works in the world and also among the oldest as the earliest texts are thought to have been composed between 800-500 BCE. These works are philosophical dialogues relating to the concepts expressed by the Vedas , the central scripture...

Upanishads: Summary & Commentary

Upanishads: Summary & Commentary The Upanishads are among the best-known philosophical-religious works in the world and also among the oldest as the earliest texts are thought to have been composed between 800-500 BCE. These works are philosophical dialogues relating to the concepts expressed by the Vedas , the central scripture...

Tacitus  Publius Cornelius Tacitus (l. c. 56 - c. 118 CE) was a Roman historian, active throughout the reign of Trajan (r. 98-117 CE) and the early years of Hadrian (r. 117-138 CE). His best-known works are Histories and Annals , which cover the history of the empire from the time of the Julio-Claudians t... Ancient Rome, Ancient History, Rome History, Pontius Pilatus, Roman Literature, Classical Latin, Germanic Tribes, Roman Emperor, The Orator

Tacitus

Tacitus Publius Cornelius Tacitus (l. c. 56 - c. 118 CE) was a Roman historian, active throughout the reign of Trajan (r. 98-117 CE) and the early years of Hadrian (r. 117-138 CE). His best-known works are Histories and Annals , which cover the history of the empire from the time of the Julio-Claudians t...

Omar Khayyám - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyam (also given as Umar Khayyam, l. 1048-1131 CE) was a Persian polymath, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher but is best known in the West as a poet, the author of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam . The Rubaiyat was translated and published in 1859 CE by the English poet Edward Fitzg...

Hafez Shiraz (by Abolhassan Sadighi) - Portrait of Persian poet Hafez Shiraz (also given as Hafiz, l. Society for the National Heritage of Iran World Literature, World Of Books, History Encyclopedia, Persian Poetry, Cultural Significance, Legends And Myths, Hafiz, History Education, Latest Images

Hafez Shiraz

Hafez Shiraz Hafez Shiraz (also given as Hafiz, l. 1315-1390 CE) is considered the greatest of the Persian poets and among the most famous and admired writers in world literature . His full name is Khwaja Shams-ud-Din Muhammed Hafez-e Shiraz, but he was known as Hafez (which means “memorizer”) because he memo...

The Sumerian Flood Story (also known as the Eridu Genesis, Sumerian Creation Myth, Sumerian Deluge Myth) is the oldest Mesopotamian text relating the tale. Oil On Canvas, Canvas Art, Creation Myth, Epic Of Gilgamesh, Art Database, Artist Canvas, Baby Clothes Shops, American Art, Baby Shop

Eridu Genesis

Eridu Genesis The Sumerian Flood Story (also known as the Eridu Genesis, Sumerian Creation Myth, Sumerian Deluge Myth) is the oldest Mesopotamian text relating the tale of the Great Flood which would appear in later works such as the Atrahasis (17th century BCE), The Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 2150-1400 BCE), and –...