Ancient Societies

Art of Living Well – Antiquity to a Villa in Australia Today

Art of Living Well – Antiquity to a Villa in Australia Today

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Our art of living well has evolved since antiquity in Europe to a residence in Australia today through a diverse and special mix of peoples and their cultures

The Culture Concept Circle – You Tube Channel

The Culture Concept Circle – You Tube Channel

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On our You Tube Channel you will find our mini-documentaries, which provide an insight into the evolution of art, design, music, fashion and style.

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The First Emperor of China – Seeking the Mandate of Heaven

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Today the first Emperor of China’s terracotta army has no battles to fight, but rather it seeks to win the war for China about culture as art

Reading, TV and Music Choices for Festive Season 2011/2012

Reading, TV and Music Choices for Festive Season 2011/2012

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Riveting reading, considered DVD watching and beautiful music listening are all great can-do activities for the festive holiday season, as are long walks each day. This is the time of year we all need to recharge not only our body batteries, but also refresh our mind, spirit and soul.

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Apollo, from the Earth to the Moon – Imagination & Knowledge

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Apollo has changed through the ages to suit the times and needs of those seeking to achieve greatness by using him as a symbol, including taking men into space

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Ancient Rome – An Important Precinct of Power and Glory

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Seven hill towns became the city of Rome when the valley floor was drained to provide a collective future by building the Cloacae Maxima, the great Roman sewer

Whoever you were if you were born within the boundaries of the Roman Empire you had the right to hold the highest office in the State. Under Augustus the concept of an eternal Rome emerged, revealing its link to the legendary past and its promise of a new era.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Faces, Muses, Arts and Culture

Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Faces, Muses, Arts and Culture

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, or new library of Alexandria was inspired by the enormous repository of knowledge lost when the ancient library caught on fire during a battle with Roman General Julius Caesar and burned to the ground. This all-new library of Alexandria opened its physical doors to the world in 2002. Since then it has become an important focal point for the sharing of knowledge as a practical means of aiding an understanding between world cultures.

Detail: Réne Magritte, Son of Man,

A ‘Compleat’ Gentleman, More Than a Man with Ideas

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In the twenty first century a compleat gentleman has a set of values to live his life by his honour and integrity tied up in trust personally and professionally

Rhetoric – The Art of Persuasion is a Cultural Imperative

Rhetoric – The Art of Persuasion is a Cultural Imperative

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Words well delivered can be loaded up with many meanings, both positive and negative. They can infiltrate and influence our thoughts, our ideas, and opinions because words are how the world works. The style of life words have produced is what we enjoy in Australia today. Many have died to protect those rights and our liberty under the law.

Martha Nussbaum’s Call – Hug the Dragon for Social Profit

Martha Nussbaum’s Call – Hug the Dragon for Social Profit

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American Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School at the University of Chicago. In her short and powerful new book called Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities she makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. She challenges us all to strive be truly human – ‘to remain childlike, to keep an open mind, to refine an ability to remain humble, to eschew pride and arrogance and to be reverent towards other people and towards the natural world’.

Rugby World Cup Trophy – Welcome, Hospitality & Celebration

Rugby World Cup Trophy – Welcome, Hospitality & Celebration

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Since the founding of the Rugby World Cup The Webb Ellis Cup has become for many cultures collectively a deeply embedded symbol of social wellbeing and the spirit of sportsmanship for those playing Rugby football. But what does the finial in the shape of a pineapple on the top mean?

Antique & Art Dealers Association Show @ Sydney in Spring

Antique & Art Dealers Association Show @ Sydney in Spring

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The Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association (AA&ADA) Show is on at Royal Randwick Racecourse at Sydney from the 7 – 11th September. It is the leading industry body representing antique and art dealers in Australia today. Their Code of Practice is surety that your investment in the past is also an investment in your future.