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Ancient Roman: Boxing, Wrestling, Pankration

Greek games were never fully integrated into Roman festival games (i.e ludi and munera) Roman practiced many athletics; running, wrestling, boxing, acrobatic riding, chariot racing (especially from the influence of their Etruscan neighbours) Roman were originally skeptical of nudity, but soon became the norm Most of the roman sports had origins in forms, terminology to…

Ancient Greek Athletic Gymnasion & Education

Athletes trained in gymnasion & palaistra (usually collectively referred to as gymnasion) Vitruvius (Roman architect) defined the ideal palaistra as: 1) large central courtyard (open to the sky; surrounded by roofed colonnades) [known as PERISTYLE (surrounded by columns) -> area was used for boxers, wrestlers, pankration Single colonnades found on three sides; double colonnade on…

Foreign Policy: Terms & Definitions

Isolationism Isolationism is a foreign policy whereby a country decides to exclude itself from relations from other countries; isolating itself in the world. Example: the U.S. in the 1920’s when they refused to join the League of Nations.  Another example would be North Korea today who purposefully does not interact with many nations. Unilateralism Unilateralism…

How Love is presented in Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Havisham’

This poem is not a traditional love poem. The poem presents love in many different ways but is very unique in its interpretation of love. Havisham is a poem written in 1998 by Carol Ann Duffy. It responds to Charles Dickens’ character Miss Havisham from his novel Great Expectations, looking at Havisham’s mental and physical state many decades after being left…

Timeline of Canada’s Involvement in World War II

March 1938 ‘Anschluss’: German troops across the border into Austria take control. October, 1938, Munich Pact: Hitler demanded that an area of Czechoslovakia known as the “Sudetenland” be returned to Germany. March 1939, Invasion of Czechoslovakia: Hitler breaks the Munich Pact September 1st, 1939, German Invasion of Poland: Germany invaded Poland using a style of…