HW#2 How Would You Rebuild a Gothic Church?

Should the French rebuild the landmark Gothic Church? This question once again is on the minds of many French people visiting Paris. The cathedral’s famous name Notre-Dame means Our Lady, is itself historical. After the collapsed from the fire, I wondered if the re-construction of the church would be possible. The construction of Notre Dame began during the reign of King Louis VII and was completed in the year 1345. I am not sure if the modern-day engineers can rebuild the church to look the same because the cathedral needed a makeover prior to this fire. Some of these architectural structures such as the Crown of Thorns and the Tunic of Saint Louis was housed there. I believe some of these artifacts can’t be replaced with
the magnificent wall carvings, if re-constructed and it will never give off the same brilliance as before.

HW 4 Is it time to take down the Mona Lisa?

I think the Mona Lisa is one of Leonardo da Vinci’s best piece, but it should be moved to another location, so other people from different countries can have the opportunity to view it. As the article stated the lines are too long causing overcrowding, so by relocating the artwork, they might be able to control the crowds a little better. The artwork has such a long history; therefore, it can be somewhat re-freshening to museum-goers by relocating a new place such as New York City. Children of all ages will be intrigued. My mother had the opportunity to visit the Louvre Museum and see the Mona Lisa while studying for her undergrad in Paris. She also agreed that the artwork is spectacular. Mona Lisa’s eyes really seem the move as your sifting around.

Ashley Triblet HW1# How Evil was Commodus?

The mother Faustina was pregnant and dreamt that she gave birth to two serpents. The dream indicated that she would give birth to twins. Their names were Antoninus and Commodus. One of her sons would be fierce. However, her horoscope prediction of Commodus was good but his brother Antonius only lived to the age of four years old. After Commodus died his brother began to follow the teachings of Marcus. Marcus told Antoninus to follow the belief of a great Latin Leader Antistius Capella which as an instructor of rhetoric.  His teachings were cruel based and dishonorable, but this was the art of becoming an Emperor.

Commodus could sing, dance, whistle and play an instrument. He was so gifted that he was able to foresee his own future. At the age of twelve, he in a furnace ordered his slave (which was the bath keeper) to be thrown in a furnace because he made his bathwater too cold. And to cover this up, he threw a sheepskin cloth into the furnace to hide the odor. When Commodus was a child, Marcus and his brother Verus were given the name Caesar which meant authoritarian. When Commodus was 14 years old, he enrolled in th4e college of priests and was given a toga which was a distinctive garment.