Sabiha Begum – How Would You Rebuild A Gothic Church?

Based on the reading and my research, I believe that the French should rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral with the incorporation of modern architecture and technology. After the fire, the Notre Dame is still in danger of collapsing,  therefore some parts of the architecture need to be modernized while keeping is Gothic features as much as possible. With the architectural knowledge and technology available these days, the Notre Dame can be rebuilt with better materials that will be able to withstand any other type of casualty in the future.

Olando Alexis: How Evil Was Commodus?

After reading the entire article on the life of Commodus I would have to say that Commodus bought a new meaning to evil. The fact that it started out in the womb made it worst. It was said that his mother had a dream about two serpents and that one was fiercer than the other. Commodus happened to grow up spoiled and also fouled mouthed as described in the article. Starting from a young age, the first time that it was noted that he was cruel was when he sent a serpent to burn into a furnace after his bath appeared to be too cool. It also intrigues me how he was able to put many people to death with just his will and status. The craziest part is that barely anyone dared to stand against him due to his status. I also think that those who were around him that had authority had a huge role in his evil intentions because they were al ridiculed and decided to go along with whatever was said by Commodus. another thing that surprises me is how he was able to murder people with no remorse. An example could be when he put servants to death just because they made a correctable mistake and when he would put others to death based on his opinion and because he felt as if they were threats or had some kind special quirk. He also treated the opposite sex as play toys or factors of pleasure. He had no care and was clearly unfit to rule a whole nation.

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.