Gregory the Great (c.540–604), pope, apostle of the English, one of the most important popes and influential writers of the Middle Ages. Gregory was the son of a Roman senator and entered the service of the State as a young man. But in 573 he sold his enormous properties, founding six monasteries in Sicily and a seventh in Rome, and giving generously to the poor. The next year he entered his own monastery of St. Andrew's on the Celian Hill as a monk and was distinguished for his austere life, which both filled him with nostalgia in later years and caused some of the ill-health which he suffered so constantly. Pope Benedict I, however, called him out of the monastery to become one of the seven deacons of Rome, and his successor, Pelagius II, made him apocrisiarius (ambassador) in Byzantium. After six years of distinguished service Gregory returned to Rome to become abbot of St. Andrew's, seemingly convinced that the future of Christianity lay with monasticism rather than with the declining Eastern Empire. But his own choice of monastic life was destined to be frustrated. He had hoped to lead some missionaries to bring the Gospel to the Anglo-Saxons—he had been specially impressed by some Anglo-Saxon slaves on sale in the Roman market—but he was elected pope during an outbreak of plague. Reluctantly he accepted and was confirmed by the emperor.
He was at once faced with a state of crisis. Floods, famine, plague, a Lombard invasion, all called for urgent attention, while in…
Often, a play or novel presents a character who cannot be trusted, but whose true nature is eventually revealed. Such a statement is no truer then when talking about the main antagonist of Iago from Shakespeare’s play Othello.
In the play Iago tries to manipulate the main protagonist, Othello, into thinking his wife is having an affair with his lieutenant, Cassio, and Iago eventually succeeds all too well. All this is a sinister plot for revenge, hate, and over all evilness against…
Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great was born a German princess on May 2nd 1729 in Stettin Prussia, with the birth name of Sophia Augusta Frederica.Her father was the prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, Christian Augustus who became to be more known through his position as general in the Prussian army under Frederick William I. Her mother was Johanna Elizabeth, of Holstein-Gottorp, she wasn’t really involved in Catherine’s life because she was more concerned with her brother, Wilhelm Christian who died…
2 Feb. 2015
When I Realized I Was Accepted by My Family
When I realized I was accepted by my family, I was 40 years old. I grew up with my mother and father, and I have four brothers and two sisters. I am the youngest of seven and always felt I was treated differently from the rest of my siblings. The older children were able to go to the movies and football games, and I was never allowed to go with them, so I became jealous and envy of my siblings…
consumers and their employees. Gregory P. Smith comments on the results of one organization's efforts to satisfy employees in the article Happy Employees Make Productive Employees, "When employee attitudes improved by 5%, customer satisfaction jumped 1.3%, consequently increasing revenue by .5%. Seeking ways to motivate and build worker morale pays dividends to any business or organization. The motivated worker is more committed to the job and to the customer." (Gregory P. Smith, 2008)
Pip, an orphan who lives with his sister and her husband Joe Gregory, was at the cemetery one day when suddenly a convict threatens Pip to bring food and a file for his leg irons. Scared, Pip steals the food and file from his sister. However, the convict was caught and lied that he had stolen the items in order to save Pip. Then one day, Pip is taken to Miss Havisham, a weird lady who wears an old wedding dress, by his Uncle, Pumblechook. Miss Havisham is cruel and very eccentric…
1. Define what is an STI?
Are illnesses that have a significant probability of transmission between humans by means of sexual behavior including vaginal intercourse ;Oral sex and anal sex
2. What causes STI’s?
Bacteria, including chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.
Viruses, including HIV/AIDS, herpes simplex virus.
3. List/explain 5 ways you can get an STI?
One can get by kissing if some has a cut on his or her mouth,and infected with the stis its easy for that person…
We Are Family
February 24, 2014
ENG091- English Review
Sentence Essay Rough Draft
Instructor: Debra Magnuson
We Are Family
Family is the cement the mends my life, keeps me grounded, and allows me to be a part of something greater than myself. Personally, my family has always been very close, we always look forward to spending time together. We have been there for one another throughout my whole life; I honestly cannot remember a time that we did not get along.…
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Kristy Sanders | Week 2 | Humanities 1500
HISTORY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
I became interested in Alexander the Great based on
his ability to effectively lead one of the biggest and
most powerful militaries as well as being a strong
leader for the Corinthian League to unite Greece.
• Alexander the Great was born in 356 BCE to King
Phillip II and Queen Olympia. (History, 2009)
WHAT MADE ALEXANDER THE GREAT,
• In Alexander the Great’s…
Pope Gregory VII: A Papacy of Reform
Pope Gregory the Seventh was a man with a passion for the restoration of the Catholic Church which had grown to be vastly corrupt and monetized. A man of “exceptional caliber, wisdom, vision, and single-mindedness”, Pope Gregory would rise to be one of the most influential and controversial popes of the 11 century (Carson, 492). Exercising a firm, unfaltering stand against the corruption plaguing the Church, his visage is still held in high regard as the “champion…