History 6 Week 24 Essay 

When war occurred the citizens were called to the Field Of Mars. The original legion had 4200 soldiers divided into four experienced levels. They had hard training exercises. The discipline was very harsh. If there were any signs of a rebellion they would line the soldiers up, one by one and every 10th man they would kill. Being a Roman soldier wasn’t easy. They had hard training. Soldiers had to buy their own gear and carry it with them to camp. 

The soldier’s javelin had a pointy part on one end, there was a weight on the other end to make it easier to throw. The pointy end was so sharp and fine that after it was thrown that way the enemy couldn’t pick it up and reuse it. 

History 6 Week 23 Review Essay 

Roman Games 

Lucius Tarquinius Priscus was the first king to be a great promoter of the Roman games. He outlined the area that would become the Circus Maximus for the chariot and foot races. Later on the Coliseum and other amphitheaters were built as an arena for watching all of the other games that were held. 

Types of Games 

Morning-

Participants paraded in the amphitheater and animal “hunts” were held. Sometimes animals fought against gladiators other times they devoured defenseless criminals. 

Afternoon- Gladiators fought against each other for the crowd’s entertainment.     

Gladiators

  The gladiatorial fights were the focus of the games. There were at least 25 different varieties of gladiators. Four examples of the most popular are: Semnite, Thracian, Retirius, Murmillo. Most of the Gladiators were slaves or criminal who were forced to fight.

They often fought to the death, but could appeal to the emperor for mercy if they had fought well. Sometimes the amphitheaters were flooded and gladiators fought each other on ships.

Some Pictures of Gladiators

Pictures of the Colosseum

History 6 Week 22 Essay

Kings Of Rome

Romulus The First King Of Rome

Romulus founded Rome in 753. He realized he would need to organize laws and order in Rome. First he organized 12 “lictors” to be his bodyguards. To help grow the city, Romulus, offered residence to any freeman or slave who wanted a new place live.

To maintain order, Romulus also organized the Senate to rule over the people who had joined him.Romulus is greatly remembered for being the founder and the First King of Rome. He organized the first law and order system in Rome. From 753 BC to 509 BC the Senate served the dishes of the king, until the Republic was established.

Numa Pompilius The Second King Of Rome

A year after Romulus there was no king in Rome. The city was ruled by the senate, but the people preferred to be ruled by one man. They decided to leave  the choice to the Senate, they chose Numa Pomilius. Numa was probably one of the best kings that Rome ever had. During all of his reign, he never once was in a war  and he didn’t have enemies.  

Numa made many important changes at the very beginning of his rule. He divided some of the public lands into small farms and gave one of those farmers to every poor Roman. It was hard at first because most of the newbie farmers were soldiers who didn’t have much knowledge on farming. Numa was a very good king, he was friendly with his people and the other countries surrounding Rome. He helped them in times of trouble and wouldn’t listen to any talk of war.

Numa married a woman named Egeria. She lived just outside the wall of Rome, some people thought she was a Goddess or a fairy. Egeria taught  him a lot of the magic that she knew. 

Tullus Hostillus Third King

After the death of Numa the elected Tullus Hostillus, he was more warlike than Romulus. He believed that Rome had grown weak under Numa. The first war he fought against Alba Longa. Each army had a set of triplets. 

Both people of the town were descendants of Aeneas Trogan, because of this it was decided that these brothers should fight as champions. The Hortaill Brothers fought for the Roman side and against them stood the home city of the losing side would be destroyed.  In the battle all three of the Curiatii were wounded and two Hortli were killed. 

The one remaining Hortli was left to fight the three Curiatii. While he was the only one not wounded he couldn’t fight all three of them at once. So he turned and ran. They all ran after him. The first brother was only slightly wounded and he was able to keep up, while the second brother was more severely wounded and the third completely fell behind. Once Hortli had all the brothers spread out, he turned and killed the first brother he moved on to kill the second, then to the third. Hortli claimed that he killed the first two brothers to avenge his, then he would kill the third for Rome. 

Alba Lounga was now under Rome’s rule, the people were very upset. King Mettius talked about regaining their freedom through nefarious means. They encouraged the nearby town of Veii to attack Rome. Hinting that they would betray their supposed allies in battle. 

But during the battle Mettius wasn’t brave enough to betray the Romans or help them. So they retreated to a hillside to see who won. 

Rome won, and Mettius and his army came down to congratulate Hostilis on his win. Hostilis wasn’t stupid. So to prevent any more disloyalty to him and Rome he made the people of Alba Longa move to Rome and join its people. He had a terrible punishment for Mettis. 

His mind was divided between Rome and Veii and now his body would also be divided. His legs were tied to two four horse chariots then subsequently his body ripped apart.  

A meteor shower struck Rome not long after a plague also hit Rome. Everyone blamed Hostilis for focussing more on war than worshiping the gods. He didn’t believe it until he got the plague himself. He brought out all the religion manuals of Numa. 

While performing a secret ritual to Jupiter he made a mistake, out of anger Jupiter struck him down with a thunderbolt.

History 6 Week 19 Essay

There was an 180 day long festival that King Ahasuerus held before invading Greece, during that time he got very drunk. He summoned his wife Vashti, so he could show off how beautiful she was. She refused to come and in turn she lost her position as queen.  

When Ahasuerus returned from Greece he chose another queen. A young Jewish girl named Esther was raised by her cousin, Mordecai. But she kept the fact that she was a Jew a secret.

Haman was an Agagite and he hated the Jews. He hated them so much that he went to the king and asked him to make a decree that all the Persians should kill the Jews. Expect he didn’t tell him that he wanted the Jews killed. Mordecai told Esther of Haman’s plans, he told her to go to the king and ask him to take back that decree. She agreed and went to the king, after telling him what Haman was planning to do. Ahasuerus was furious, he hung Haman and made a new decree that the Jews were allowed to fight back the day they were supposed to be killed.  

After all of these events there was a feast that was held named Purim.

English 7 Lesson 70

Genres are different styles of books, movies or TV shows. For example Action, adventure, comedy, horror,  fantasy, drama, western, chick flick, mystery, and romance. Are all different genres. A few of my favorite books and movies are Harry Potter, Percy Jackson Eragon, The Hobbit, and The Lord Of The Rings, all fantasy book series, pulse movies, minus Eragon and Percy Jackson that I really enjoy reading and watching. Percy Jackson is more of a Greek fantasy/adventure but it’s still one of my favorites.  

Some examples of dystopian novel series that I love  are Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and recently I’ve started reading Divergent. Although I’m not a big fan of Romance, I suppose I could mention  a fantasy romance book that I haven’t read but I’ve had the chance to watch. Twilight.  Yes Twilight, while the movies are quite dramatic and really I should’ve stuck with the rule to read the books before watching the movies. I have  twelve books I’m currently reading, and most are a 3 part series, or four parts series, in some cases eight, and it wouldn’t be smart to add that to my reading list.    

English 7 Lesson 65 Essay

Topic: Choose two devices, tools, or gadgets that you would like to have with you if you were shipwrecked like Robinson Crusoe.

Remember that the devices must be transportable by ship, and that they are supposed to help you survive while on the island, not aid in your escape from it.

For this assignment, I’m going to assume my teacher doesn’t mean a modern day ship crashed. And we’ll just say a 1700 century ship, wrecked. 

For my two tools that I would bring with me would be an ax and a rifle. The ax so I could cut down trees makes a temporary place to sleep for the night. Then in the morning I’d take my rifle and try to find something to hunt, cook, then eat. After that I’d find a way to make something to bring me back to the ship, which we’ll just say it crashed into some rock and is stuck there. If there is a deck with livestock, I’d probably build pens to hold them while I work on a better safer place to put them and a better place for me to live in and sleep. I’d bring the animals back on my raft and put them in the pens. 

Little by little I’d bring things back from the ship, until I had all the cargo loaded off it, and anything else that I’d need. I’d have a house and pens for my animals. A place to purify and drink water. Hopefully there’ll be seeds or something to plant vegetables and other things.   

History 6 Lesson 16 Essay 

Pandora’s Box 

Pandora was the wife of a man named Epimetheus. She was a gift from the gods, his brother, Prometheus told him not to expect any gifts from the gods. But he didn’t listen to him and married Pandora.

Zeus The God of the Sky and Thunder gave Pandora a beautiful box on her wedding day. There was only one condition, she could never open the box. Pandora couldn’t understand why she was given the box if she wasn’t allowed to see what was inside it. 

Thought’s of opening the box consumed her, finally she couldn’t take it anymore. So when her husband was out of sight, she snuck into the room where the box was. Taking the key off of the wall she unlocked the box, but at the last minute she felt guilty and knew how mad her husband would be if she opened it, so she locked it back and put the key back where she found it. She did this three more times, unlocking it then locking it back and putting the key away. The thoughts of opening the box still consumed her. She couldn’t take it anymore, she thought she would go mad if she didn’t see what was in the box. 

She took the key and unlocked the box, expecting to find a teacher or beautiful dresses. But she found none of that stuff, instead she found all of the horrible evils that Zeus would think of and put them into that box. Disease, poverty,misery, death, and sadness all came out of the box shaped like tiny buzzing moths. They all stung Pandora over and over again, she slammed the lid of the box shut, Epimetheus came running into the room to see why she was crying. Pandora could hear a voice calling to her from the box, asking to be let out. Epimetheus agreed that there wasn’t anything else inside the box other than the horrors that had already been released. So they opened the box again. Out of the box spring Hope in the form of a dragonfly, it touched the wound made by the evil creatures. Even though Pandora had realized Pain and suffering upon the world she also released Hope to follow them. 

English 7 Lesson 15 Essay

If I was ushered into someone else’s world, I chose two worlds to talk about. The first is one of my own world’s that I created for a book of mine. I don’t have all of it thought out yet because it’s still in the working process. I was re-imagining Wonderland. The trees are a wild variety of colors, some have pink leaves and their bark is purple. Others have red bark and blue leaves, and so on. There’s a village full of the people from Wonderland. Some you may want to stay away from others are pretty friendly. I know there is not much to it, that’s only because I haven’t figured out the whole thing yet.   

The second world would be if I were to go to Anne’s world from Anne of Green Gables,  and be dressed in my normal and everyday clothes, like blue jeans and a t-shirt and maybe a hoodie and explore and see what it’s like in that world.  And see how people would react to my clothes.

History 6 Week 2 Review Essay

My favorite place in the world was Ancient Greek. I know I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again. Ever since Percy Jackson I’ve been really interested in Greek and Roman Mythology, and for some reason I’ve also been interested in Egyptian Mythology. I haven’t read any books that got me interested in it but I do have a book called The Kane Chronicles by Rick Rioran. Who is the author of the Percy Jackson series.  Anyway, back on track, if I don’t get back on track then I’ll end up talking about books. My point was it was interesting because my teacher talked about a story that I read in English. It was really interesting to hear that story again. Not gonna lie I forgot most of it because of the other stories I read. But I would one day really like to just learn as much as I can about Greek Mythology.  

English 7 Lesson 10 Essay

My favorite book is one that I just read recently. It’s a whole series, and I had only bought the first two just to see if I liked it. Turns out I did and I got the other three books this Christmas. This book comes high up on my recommendation list as well as the Percy Jackson series and the Harry Potter series. This series is called The Maze Runner, and if you haven’t read it then I suggest you do. I’ll be summing up the first book in the series. 

It begins with Thomas in this elevator thing and he can’t remember anything but his name. He doesn’t remember  his family,  his friends, or even where he lived. Then the elevator or the box as it’s called by the Gladers, (which you’ll meet in a minute,)  the box stops moving and the top is opened up only to reveal all these boys in their teens staring at Thomas.  The leader shows him around and Thomas notices that they have their own slang. 

Thomas is very smart but he does dumb things. He’s already on one of the Keepers’ bad sides. Then he wants to be a runner, runners go into the gairt maze and try to find a way out of the glade. Then one day the leader of the Gladers and the Keeper of the Runners goes out into the maze to amazon a dead Grievers, (Grievers are scary monsters that live in the maze, but they only come out at night when the doors of the maze are closed) But it wasn’t dead. When the doors are about to close Thomas runs to help the Keeper of the Runners carry the leader of the glade because he got stung by the ‘dead’ Griever. And he gets stuck in the maze. 

He survives the maze and the next day the box comes up again, but it isn’t supposed to. It was too early for needing more supplies and they already had a Greenie (Thomas, that’s what they call newbies). In the box was a girl and a note that said that she was the last one to come up from the box. 

After the girl shows up things start to fall apart. Long story short, almost all of the Gladers end up going in the maze, and they think that once they’re out of the maze that they’re free, but they’re not. 

And that’s the end of book one.