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Prime Time Television Line Up of 1960 - History

Prime Time Television Line Up of 1960 - History

Prime Time Television Line Up of 1960

Conservation of Mosaics in Roman North Africa

Conservation of Mosaics in Roman North Africa

Since 1998 the Getty Conservation Institute has been working in partnership with the Institut National du Patrimoine to train conservation technicians to clean...

Trace the Earliest History of Astronomy

Trace the Earliest History of Astronomy

Astronomy is humanity's oldest science. People have been looking up, trying to explain what they see in the sky probably since the first "human-like" cave dwellers existed. There's a famous scene in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey , where a hominid named Moonwatcher surveys the sky, taking in the sights and pondering what he sees.

Union General George B. McClellan lets Confederates retreat from Antietam

Union General George B. McClellan lets Confederates retreat from Antietam

Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s army pulls away from Antietam Creek, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and heads back to Virginia. The day before, at the Battle of Antietam, Lee’s force had engaged in the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War against the army of General George B. McClellan. The armies struggled to a standstill, but the magnitude of losses forced Lee to abandon his invasion of Maryland.

The Great Poet Ovid

The Great Poet Ovid

Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid, was a prolific Roman poet whose writing influenced Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante, and Milton. As those men knew, to understand the corpus of Greco-Roman mythology requires familiarity with Ovid's Metamorphoses . Ovid's Upbringing Publius Ovidius Naso or Ovid was born on March 20, 43 BCE*, in Sulmo (modern Sulmona, Italy), to an equestrian (moneyed class) family**.

An Introduction to Academic Writing

An Introduction to Academic Writing

Students, professors, and researchers in every discipline use academic writing to convey ideas, make arguments, and engage in scholarly conversation. Academic writing is characterized by evidence-based arguments, precise word choice, logical organization, and an impersonal tone. Though sometimes thought of as long-winded or inaccessible, strong academic writing is quite the opposite: It informs, analyzes, and persuades in a straightforward manner and enables the reader to engage critically in a scholarly dialogue.