Aeschylus in the modern World

Orestes was a character in Aeschylus's trilogy of plays, Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides. He was the son of King Agamemnon, who was murdered by his vengeful wife, Clytemnestra, and her power-hungry lover, Aegisthus. Orestes had been in exile previous to his father's death, and when he came home he found his father … Continue reading Aeschylus in the modern World

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The Five Good Emperors

The period from the death of Augustus to the death of Domitian was fraught with tyranny, cruelty, and despotism. There was the insane cruelty of Calingula, the extreme tyranny of Nero, and the despotism of the self-proclaimed god Domitian, not to mention the iron-fist rule of all the other Roman emperors of the first-century. It … Continue reading The Five Good Emperors

Essay 5: On the Importance of Keystone Species

There are certain animals whose presence or absence has a substantial effect on their surrounding environment. These animal species are called keystone species. Keystone¬† species are crucial to the balance of an ecosystem. Keystone species usually take the form of predators which keep potentially harmful herbivores from decimating the population of crucial plant species. A … Continue reading Essay 5: On the Importance of Keystone Species