What was Horace’s concept of ethics?

RonPaulCurriculum Western Literature Essay

“What was Horace’s concept of personal ethical cause and effect?”

Quintus Horace Flaccus(65 BC – 8 BC) a Roman poet in the Augustan time. Some of his works are Odes, Epodes, Satires, and Epistles. The main theme for most of his works is death, and about how you can’t cheat death, and to live life the fullest, but not too full.

Horace was Stoic, which means “one who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain” basically being emotionless, and just accept whatever that comes your way, either you get successful, or not, just accept it.

In one of his popular works, the Odes, it shows that you should find your “Golden Mean” and follow it. Which means living life in the middle, don’t be too successful but don’t be poor, or don’t eat too much but also don’t starve yourself, somewhere along those lines. He says to not make big projects or ideas, cause if it works, then you’ll get wealthy, and with money comes greed and stupidity, but if it doesn’t work, then you’ll be devastated and it’ll be awful.

He also believed that you shouldn’t be wealthy, unless you’re going to do something good with the money, but if you’re just going to save up until you die, then what’s the pleasure in that, and it’ll just be given to your kids/grandkids and they’ll just waste it.

So in conclusion, Horace just promotes the idea about however you do in life, you’re going to die, and just live a peaceful life, don’t overdo. So I think that Horace believes that ethics just didn’t matter, cause even if you do good or bad, you’re going to die and it just doesn’t matter. I know this essay is a bit shorter, but I hope you liked this essay, thanks for reading.


Rome Significance/St. Augustine of Hippo

RonPaulCurriculum Western Civilization Essay

“Why was Rome significant in the history of Western civilization?”

Why is Rome so important when it comes to western civilization, well for one, they influenced our language, architecture, art, literature, natural law, and preservation of the Greek culture. Their Latin language is the base of many European languages, including English, French, Spanish, Italian, etc. Their many works of literature help us understand their life, culture, and history. And our modern day architecture is influenced by their works, some including their bridges, aqueducts, and roads, act as an example in today’s construction.

So Rome influenced us in many different ways, and without their influence, our world may not seem the same.

“What was the significance of St. Augustine in Christian history?”

St.Augustine, Augustine of Hippo, was a Roman African Christian theologian, one of the best, and philosopher. His works were very influential to the Western Christianity and Western Philosophy, two of his most influential works are The City of God and The Confessions.

But St. Augustine wasn’t actually a Christian, at first, despite being one of the most influential Christian theologians. When he was younger he practiced Manichean, this religion believed that there were two Gods, he believed this because, it made sense, a good God, and a bad God.

But then he became a Skeptic, but was unsatisfied with this, and became a Neoplatonism for a little while. Around this time of becoming a Neoplatonism, he met bishop St.Ambrose of Milan, they soon became good friends, and Augustine converted to Christianity in 386 AD at the age of 31. And was named bishop in 391 AD.

St. Augustine wrote many books about Christianity, philosophy, and his theological reasonings. He influenced a lot of people, some including Thomas Aquinas. He also believed that evil is just an absence of good. In his book, City of God, defended the Christians, when people were blaming them for the Fall of Rome, and this was one of his most famous and important works.

In conclusion, Rome influenced us in many areas than we can imagine, they influenced our language, architecture, literature, art, etc. Although we don’t think about it much, they really impacted our everyday culture and life. St. Augustine was a very influential man, he wrote many popular and important works, some including the City of God, The Confessions, The Enchiridion, etc. Anyways, I hope you liked this essay, and thanks for reading.

Livy and Ovid

RonPaulCurriculum Western Literature Essay

“Was there any basis for an optimistic view of Rome in Livy and Ovid?” Livy and Ovid are two ancient Roman writers, Livy’s work History of Rome is about the beginning of Rome and Ovid’s Metamorphosis is about the very beginning of the creation of Earth to the end of Rome. There wasn’t much optimism in Livy’s History of Rome about the people of Rome, and in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, he talks about the 4 stages of mankind and how in each stage, mankind just gets worse and worse.

In History of Rome, Livy starts with Romulus and Remus and has believed that Rome is corrupted and that men can’t be trusted with wealth, and believes that Rome would be better off if everyone is poor. And that Rome was corrupted with all the money, and that wealth corrupts men, and it never ends well.

In Ovid’s book, he starts at the beginning of the world and talks about the four stages of mankind, the Gold Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. The Golden Age was where there were no sins, no hard labor, no wars, everything was peaceful. Then came the Silver Age, this was when the seasons were introduced, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, and came the labor. After came Bronze, and this is when money was introduced and with money comes greed. Finally the Iron Age, everyone was greedy, and sins were happening everywhere, and it was a disaster. So Jove, Zeus, was fed up, so he interfered with a flood and spared a man and a woman who’ll repopulate the Earth.

Both works didn’t have an optimistic view, both described that everything will become corrupted and it’ll be torn down. I don’t see anything optimistic about that, anyways I hope you liked this essay, thanks for reading.

What kinds contributions did monks give European society/Christian attidue toward philosophers of Greece?

RonPaulCurriculum Western Civilization Essay

“What kinds of contributions did the monks make to European society?”

The monks did a lot of things, for one, they farmed and sold most of what they grew and spent the money on their monastery. They also helped the needy and sick ones and were very productive. Another important thing they did was copy texts from religious and non-religious documents and preserved them. For if when the Empire collapsed, they would know of agriculture, technology, etc.

They were pretty independent, some monks worked as scribes, teachers, farmers, etc. and taught children of their religious beliefs. They kept copies of a lot of classic manuscripts from Greek and Rome and kept them around for a long time.

“What was the attitude of most Christian writers toward the philosophers of ancient Greece?”

When Christianity was becoming more common, the Christian writers didn’t really hate or dislike the philosophers from Ancient Greece. Instead, they studied their beliefs and didn’t, of course, agree with everything, but did take on account of their points of views.

And I think that’s good, they were pretty open to hearing and studying other opinions. And believed that some people should read either Socrates or Plato’s work as a reading material.

So the Christian writer’s, attitude towards the philosophers of Ancient Greece, wasn’t at all mean or prejudice, they really studied and read through their materials, and had opinions of it of course, but they really did look at other people points of view.


RonPaulCurriculum Business I Essay

“What would it take for Dr. North to persuade me to use Spreeder for 10 minutes a day?” Well, I’ve already known about Spreeder before I took this course. It’s a very simple and easy website where it helps your speed reading. And speed reading can be really useful long-term and short-term. It’ll help with reading assignments for school and will waste less time when you speed read.

I mean, I guess I can understand why some people will think it’s just time-wasting and it’s not going to make much a difference, but who knows what will happen in the future. I can’t really say that it has helped me long-term or something, cause I’m less than 18yrs, but I think it’s a fun little trait to have.

In conclusion, it wouldn’t take Dr. North anything to convince me to use Spreeder. It’s an interesting little trait to gain and who knows when it’ll become useful in the future. I know this is a short essay, I hope you liked it thanks.

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What was Christian life like before Constantine?

RonPaulCurriculum Western Civilization Essay

“What was Christian life like between the famous letter of Pliny until the reign of Constantine?”

From the famous letter of Pliny to the reign of Constantine, Christian life was awful. Christians were misunderstood, blamed for no reason, and were mistreated. Until the reign of Constantine, it was horrible, most Christians were forced to hide their religion or be killed.

Most of the good emperors were fine with it, as long as you don’t shout it out to the public that you’re a Christian. But one of the worst emperors was Diocletian, he made all the Christians worship a statue of him, and those who refused to were killed.

The Christians were misunderstood most of all the time and were prosecuted because of it. One misunderstanding was cannibalism. One of the ways Christians remember Jesus Christ was consuming his flesh and blood, bread represented his flesh and wine presented his blood, and anyone would mistake this as cannibalism, but were not given full details, so they were killed for cannibalism.

For a long time the Christians were mistreated and mistaken, but when Constantine came into power in 306, he and Licinius issued an edict saying how Christians should now be treated with kindness, and in 313 the Edict of Milan was publicly issued.

So in conclusion, Christian life was horrible in those days, they killed for no reason, just because they were Christians, and were awfully treated, but that all turned around when Constantine and Licinius issued the Edict of Milan in 313. I hope you liked this essay, and have a great day!

I will sell my business when it makes a profit of [$??] a year, so that I can [??]

RonPaulCurriculum Business I Essay

“I will sell my business when it makes a profit of [$??] a year, so that I can [??].” So today’s question is a bit hard to answer. I haven’t even thought of starting a business, or what I’ll be selling, I guess having a real estate business would work. But anyway, an average yearly income is $100,000 or a little less, I would like to at least make above average yearly income, maybe around $150,000 a year which would be $12,500 a month.

Before I even start thinking of selling my business, I have to build my business. When building a business you must keep yourself busy with goals. For example, my goal should be first finishing my schoolwork, then start thinking about getting income.

Now, this isn’t an essay about how to start a business, it’s about when will I sell my business so that I can ??. I probably won’t sell my business until retiring age, around 60s or earlier if I can, then I will relieve myself of these duties and either appoint the next in line or sell it for extra cash.

Now to answer the “so that I can…..” question, around 50s or 60s is pretty old, so I can’t really to stuff like zip lining or scuba diving, I’ll probably do that when I was younger. But I’ll probably travel and just relax.

In conclusion, when I have my business, I’ll probably sell it or appoint the next successor when I’m in my 50s or 60s, so that I can lift the weight off my shoulders and just travel and spend time with my friends and family. I hope you liked this essay, and thanks for reading.