Healthy (English Essay)

In order to be healthy, you need to be conscious about the things you eat. While its is okay to sweets every now and again, it’s not best to eat too much (noted). Stick to healthy foods such as apples, walnuts, eggs, salmon, spinach, and collard greens.

You’ll also want to be conscious about your weight. Having too much weight (or being obese) leads to health problems such as type 2 diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure to name a few (source).

Another way to be healthy is to exercise and sleep. Exercise can help you lose weight, get you energized, and helps you sleep (source). Sleep is a necessity for the body. Your muscles relax, and your heart rate slows down, and your body prepares for the next day.

The Greek Olympics (Week 14 History Essay)

In ancient Greece, there were two main things that brought all of the people together:

Threat of War, and The Greek Olympics.

The Greek Olympics started as a religious gathering of the gods. It was founded in 776 B.C., and was built in Olympia because it was believed that Olympia was where the gods lived.

The Greek Olympics were similar to the Olympics that we have today, including many sports. Continue reading

The Iliad, The Odyssey, and the Aeneid (Week 13 History Essay)

This week’s assignment was to write a summary of The Iliad, The Odyssey, or the Aeneid. But, I decided to do a summary of all three, because I felt just doing one wouldn’t cut it. But, before we go on to the summaries, I want to talk about the authors for a few moments.

Homer, the author of both the Iliad and the Odyssey, was a bard, or a Greek poet, was from either the 8th or 9th century B.C. We don’t really know much about Homer, other than he wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey. These stories he wrote were major influences on Greek culture.

Virgil, a bard and storywriter like Homer, wrote during the time of Augustus Casear. He wrote about past events.

Now, on to the stories! Continue reading