The Epic of Gilgamesh: Brief Overview

Historical Context: The hero of The Epic of Gilgamesh was centered around a king who reigned over the Sumerian city-state of Uruk (ancient Mesopotamia, Iraq) around 2700 B.C. Long after his death, people worshipped Gilgamesh, renowned as a warrior and builder and widely celebrated for his wisdom and judiciousness. The Epic of Gilgamesh is written in Akkadian, the Babylonians’…

Coronary Artery Disease (Ischemic Heart Disease): Overview & Coronary Artery Disease (Ischemic Heart Disease): Overview & Pathophysiology

Coronary artery disease is a condition  in which fatty deposits (atheroma) accumulate in the cells lining the wall of the coronary arteries. These fatty deposits build up gradually and irregularly in the large branches of the two main coronary arteries which encircle the heart and are the main source of its blood supply. This process…

The Greek Orthodox Church: History & Overview

The Greek Orthodox Church is one of the three major branches of Christianity, which “stands in today’s society as one of the communities created by the apostles of Jesus in the region of the eastern Mediterranean, and which spread by missionary activity throughout Eastern Europe” (Meyendorff 5).The word orthodox comes from Greek, meaning right-believing. Currently…

College Fraternities: History & Overview

A fraternity, as defined by the The American Heritage Dictionary is “a chiefly social organization of male college students, usually designated by Greek letters.”(pg. 523) This definition, however, is very limited and leaves plenty of space for short sighted people to believe the stereotype conveyed by the popular media, where fraternity members are depicted as…