Illegal logging

Introduction Illegal logging is one of the many causes of deforestation and is one of the world’s most pressing environmental problems (Chatham House, 2009; EIA, 2008). It is fuelled substantially by a large and indiscriminate international market demand for cheap timber and timber products (EIA, 2008). While poverty, economic collapse, provincial autonomy and many other […]

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major moral conflict in antigone

Moral Conflict in “Antigone Essay The major moral conflict in Antigone by Sophocles is the conflict over which value is most fundamental. The play presents the moral conflict over whether the god’s law or the city’s law is more powerful. This seems to be the most prominent theme. The conflict arises mainly between the tragic […]

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Ostracism

Question 3. Ostraka Ostracism was a process instituted as one of the Kleisthenic reforms of 508/7BC as a result of the non-elite intervention in the conflict with the Spartan backed Isagoras, although there is no evidence for its actual use before 487BC (Forsdyke 2005: 144). Lasting for a period of 70 years it was a […]

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Politics and society in the late roman republic

Politics and Society in the Late Roman Republic “Augustus’ restoration of the res publica was all a sham, a facade behind which lurked monarchy.” Discuss The restoration of the res publica occurred in 27 BC when Gaius Octavius returned his powers to the senate and people of Rome. This restoration is a much debated topic […]

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Presentation of women in Antigone

Sophocles’ play Antigone presents us with three different types of women: Antigone, the strong-willed protagonist; Ismene, the weak sister of Antigone; and Eurydice, wife of Creon. Each of these characters’ personalities, lifestyles, and choices directly affects the character’s mortality. The women characters in Antigone show great contrast, the most prominent being life and death. By […]

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Qualitative Data Analysis Techniques | Example Analysis

This work aims to perform a thematic qualitative data analysis of scripts entitled ‘Is abortion right or wrong?’ A commentary on qualitative data analysis techniques will be discussed and an interpretation of findings from the scripts (Appendix 1-3) presented. A conclusion summarising the main findings will then be drawn. Qualitative Data Analysis It is the […]

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Classics Essays – Roman Social Life

What can the decoration and layout of the Pompeian house tell us about Roman social life? The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD, and the subsequent destruction of Pompeii, and it’s near neighbour, Herculaneum; offers us a unique glimpse into Roman life at the end of the first century AD. There are, however, certain problems […]

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The Age of Innocence | Analysis

The Age of Innocence is the novel of Edith Wharton’s maturity in which she contemplates the New York of her youth, a society now extinct and even then under threat. She was born in 1862 into the exclusive, entrenched and apparently immutable world of wealthy New York families. It was a world of structured leisure, […]

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Athenian Democracy and Meritocracy

To what extent did the Athenian democracy live up to its ideology of being a meritocracy, and to what extent was power still in the hands of the wealthy? Athenian democracy was an evolving process in the 5th century B.C. The concentration of power in the political establishment would change considerably from when the first […]

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The bad advice

The thirty-fourth president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, famously stated, “You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault not leadership.” Although, in modern times this statement may seem quite logical, it is interesting to note that in today’s world there are still nations that are lead by power […]

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