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Timetoast Project

  • Period: 400 to

    Timespan

  • 469

    Socrates

    Socrates
    Socrates was an influential philosopher that proposed many new concepts to the people of Greece. He said that people should question every aspect of their daily lives. He believed that questioning would steer one away from ignorance and therefore allow them to build character. Often Plato wrote works that referenced to Socrates. In The Dialogues of Plato, Plate says, “Therefore I am even now going about and searching and investigating at the god’s behest anyone, whether citizen or foreigner,
  • 469

    Socrates Part Two

    Socrates Part Two
    who I think is wise…” In acknowledging Socrates, he attempts to apply that Socrates sought to find wisdom in every means possible and he wanted to spread this wisdom as well. Although his philosophy was commendable and is still applied today, the Greek government did not approve of the positive response to his teachings. They felt as though he was corrupting the minds of the youth and they strayed away from how the Greek officials wanted them to act under their government.
  • 469

    Socrates Part Three

    Socrates Part Three
    In response, they forced him to commit suicide for their own benefit. However, they could not prevent his teachings from being passed on to more philosophers. If it weren’t for him, many people today would not be accustomed to the concept of questioning everything we experience. His teachings are exemplary of the fundamentals of questioning which is why he is such a significant person.
  • 563

    The Buddha

    The Buddha
    The Buddha is an extremely important character because he was able to find enlightenment and discover the faith of Buddhism. He left his life of luxury as the Prince Siddartha Gautama in order to derive the reasons for human suffering and attain enlightenment. Eventually, once his followers realized the purity and validity behind his beliefs, Buddhism began to spread. From his beliefs, formulated into a process called the Eightfold Path, people were able to free themselves from desire
  • 563

    The Buddha Part Two

    The Buddha Part Two
    and live their lives like the Buddha- free from cravings and misery. Several Hindus that were subject to discrimination because of the caste system converted to Buddhism because it did not separate people, took in everyone, and did not worship a particular diving being. The Buddha received great recognition for establishing a faith that was so pure and even today, several monasteries and people follow the Buddha’s path to enlightenment and free themselves from suffering.
  • May 27, 1300

    European Renaissance

    European Renaissance
    The European Renaissance was a period of cultural and intellectual rebirth. It seems as though this event in history was important because it allowed for artists, writers, engineers, and many others to break free from the norm of drawing figures and people in a certain way, and writing from a narrow-minded perspective. In addition, many new inventions were developed as more scientists such as Leonardo da Vinci continued to question and work on advancing their lifestyles.
  • May 27, 1300

    European Renaissance Part Two

    European Renaissance Part Two
    As a result of the European Renaissance, artists could now apply Pagan elements, nudity, Roman gods, and many new ideas to their paintings that were not even thought of before. At this point, not all of the paintings were based on Christianity and depicting reserved people. According to the Life and Letters of Erasmus by A.J. Fraude, there was a great shift in the source of learning. Erasmus said, “Time was when learning was only found in the religious orders.
  • May 27, 1300

    European Renaissance Part Three

    European Renaissance Part Three
    The religious orders nowadays are only for money and sensuality [indulgence of the appetites] while learning has passed to secular princes and peers and courtiers.” This shows that during the Italian Renaissance, the focus on learning whether in the sciences or the arts was not based off of religious values and became more secular. Artists strove towards painting new themes and ideas as well as using new materials such as oils, as used during the Northern Renaissance.
  • May 27, 1300

    European Renaissance Part Four

    European Renaissance Part Four
    As a result of this time period of rebirth, Europeans now developed new ideas that they applied to the arts and science and this concept of innovation is still applied today.
  • May 27, 1300

    Joan of Arc Part Two

    Joan of Arc Part Two
    . Her notable victories at Orleans and Patay are amongst her greatest achievements. What adds to her story that makes her such a unique person is that she was wrongfully killed even though she helped the French so sincerely. Joan of Arc is significant because she was such a strong, influential woman who was not given justice.
  • May 27, 1413

    Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc
    Joan of Arc was a woman who supported the French army into winning the French Revolution against the British. She is such a remarkable person because she was able to command the French army only at the age of 17 even while being a woman. At that time women were supposed to be demure, subservient people whose only job was to take care of the home. Upon insisting, she was taken into the army and was the great strategist to lead to them so successfully against an equally powerful army.
  • Jan 1, 1450

    Invention of the Printing Press

    Invention of the Printing Press
    The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg was a major milestone in terms of technological advancement. It allowed people to publish and convey their ideas to other people. Originally, information and ideas that were passed down from generation to generation may have been adulterated with and therefore, the credibility was definitely not as great. On the other hand, as a result of the printing press, books and ideas could be published and chances that information would be changed
  • Jan 1, 1450

    The Invention of the Printing Press Part Two

    The Invention of the Printing Press Part Two
    was highly unlikely. Also, as a result of the printing press, people were able to spread ideas and beliefs over great distances. The Gutenberg Bible was a published form of the Bible that was read by several Christians all over Europe. In this way, it became a more efficient process to refer to this printed Bible on a daily basis. As a result of the invention of the printing press, this allowed for a mass movement of ideas as printed materials was transported all over the world.
  • Jan 1, 1516

    The Protestant Reformation

    The Protestant Reformation
    Originally, the Church was at its height of power and was considered the highest authority. Even the ruler was not as powerful and if he went against the Pope, there was fear of being excommunicated. The clergy members took advantage of this power and corrupted the values of the Church. They invested in luxury and did not teach accurately according to the Bible and primal concepts of Christianity.
  • Jan 1, 1516

    The Protestant Reformation Part Three

    The Protestant Reformation Part Three
    He even went ahead to publish the 95 Theses on the Church’s doors in order to suggest what reformations must be made. Protestantism gathered several followers as a result when Europeans now saw the conflict it sparked within the Church. This was an excellent model that showed that the Church was not an almighty power and it was possible to rebel.
  • May 27, 1516

    The Protestant Reformation Part Two

    The Protestant Reformation Part Two
    Martin Luther did not feel that what the Church was doing was morally correct and began the faith of Protestantism that did not tolerate such corruption. He based the new denomination according to Christianity, but with certain reformations. This revolutionary event was significant because he was one of the first people that went against the Church and tried to make a change in order to end the corruption.
  • Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar
    Augustus Caesar is considered a great ruler that reigned primarily during the Pax Romana. Under his rule, the Roman Empire experienced great achievements and reached the height of its power. Under his rule, the Roman Empire avoided constant warfare in exchange for approximately 200 years of peace and expansion of territory during that time as well. He also employed several Romans by focusing on improving the infrastructure of his empire.
  • Augustus Caesar Part Two

    Augustus Caesar Part Two
    He hired Romans to work on public works project involved in building libraries, roads, and other structures, of which is the well- known Coliseum. He also pleased several Romans by reforming the tax system and government. Thus, he was able to eventually end all civil warfare. In The Aeneid by Virgil, he commends Augustus by writing, “This man, this is he whom so often you heard promised to you. This is Augustus Caesar, son of a god, who shall again establish a Golden Age in Latium amid
  • Augustus Caesar Part Three

    Augustus Caesar Part Three
    the fields where Saturn once ruled.” Virgil goes beyond and glorifies Caesar by claiming he is a divine figure that is capable of doing anything. This clearly shows the impact Augustus Caesar had on his people and how much they looked up to him. Augustus Caesar is considered such a powerful and important person because he was able to single-handedly bring the Roman Empire to the height of its power and success while also maintaining overall peace.
  • The Discovery of Agriculture

    The Discovery of Agriculture
    The discovery of agriculture was very significant to the growth of civilizations. Originally, there were people that made lives as hunter- gatherers. They were required to live nomadic lives because they traveled or their food sources were running out. However, once agriculture was discovered, this allowed these ancient people to become more efficient in finding their food. They could easily farm their crops and concentrate on things like specializing in other tasks while their plants grew.
  • Discovery of Agriculture Part 2

    Discovery of Agriculture Part 2
    Moreover, as a result of agriculture, people were able to develop stable shelters and this ultimately sparked the growth of more sophisticated civilization that required interaction and socialization amongst people. Overall, the breakthrough of agriculture made the lives of the ancient hunter-gatherers more resourceful and allowed for civilizations and interaction to develop.