Darwin’s Autobiography and Mine (Week #21)

By Haley Daley What would I do in my autobiography that is different from what Darwin did? In Charles Darwin’s autobiography sometimes he tells about things that weren't interesting. I don’t mean that everything in my autobiography has to absolutely entertaining. I mean that in Darwin’s autobiography, he seemed to tell things that the reader … Continue reading Darwin’s Autobiography and Mine (Week #21)

Week #19 Writing assignment

By Haley Daley What do you learn about Islam from the Koran selections you read? In reading the assigned sections from the Koran, I thought I could get a better perspective by comparing it to Christian teachings. The basic principles which are in it are like Christian principles; Those who believe and are righteous will … Continue reading Week #19 Writing assignment

What were the reasons behind the conflicts between the Emperors and the Popes in this period? (Week #28)

By Haley Daley According to the video lessons and reading I did, the conflict between the Papacy and the Emperors during this period was from greed, pride, and craving for power. All of the Roman Emperors had the overwhelming desire for power, and, as the majority of mortals would do, misused the power that they … Continue reading What were the reasons behind the conflicts between the Emperors and the Popes in this period? (Week #28)

The Carolingian Renaissance

By Haley Daley The Carolingian Renaissance occurred mostly during the reigns of the Carolingian rulers Charlemagne and Louis the Pious. The Carolingian Renaissance had the aim of restoring civilization to be what ancient Rome would have been proud of, but with a Christian emphasis as well. They fixed their capital at Aachen. In Aachen, the … Continue reading The Carolingian Renaissance

The Carolingians and the Papal-Frankish Alliance (Week #17)

By Haley Daley The Franks were the most important of the Barbarian groups. And their conversion allowed for the growth of Christendom. Clovis I was the first king of the Frankish kingdom beginning in the mid-fifth century and he is considered the founder of the Merovingian Dynasty. The Merovingians ruled for nearly 300 years. However, … Continue reading The Carolingians and the Papal-Frankish Alliance (Week #17)

Should I include reconstructed speeches in my autobiography? (Week #20)

By Haley Daley I think that reconstructed speech is necessary in an autobiography. Because it is, or near to, impossible to remember the precise and exact words that you or others in your life have said.  I think it is important to try to tell the story as accurately as you can, but it is … Continue reading Should I include reconstructed speeches in my autobiography? (Week #20)

Significance (Week #16)

By Haley Daley Rome was significant in the history of Western civilization in many ways. One being their literature. Another, their language, which led to the development of the Romance languages, such as French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian. Also, more than half of our English vocabulary is from Latin. Other influences from Rome are … Continue reading Significance (Week #16)

Christianity and Classical Culture, Rome and the Visigoths (Week #15)

By Haley Daley In many ways, Christianity departed from the ideas, practices, and culture of Ancient Greece and Rome.  One way was by charity. Traditionally, charitable work was neglected in society. Often, Stoics actually discouraged sympathy with the suffering and poor.  In his life, Christ emphasized love for one another and taught to care for … Continue reading Christianity and Classical Culture, Rome and the Visigoths (Week #15)