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essay arh 1 - Danny O'Leary 950-49-8884 ARH 207 Assignment...

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Danny O’Leary 950-49-8884 ARH 207 Assignment 1 Essay Question 1: What are the Characteristics of the art sponsored by Emperor Ashoka Mauryan? Emperor Ashoka Maurya has been considered one of the greatest emperors’s to rule any Indian Dynasty. Ashoka maurya was the emperor of the Maurya Dynasty from the time period of 273 BC to 232 BC. Ashoka resembles all the characteristics of being a true leader while embracing the philosophy of Buddhism after witnessing the horrific tragedy of war. Ashoka left an everlasting impact on the Mauryan dynasty and with that he also left some amazing and distinguishing pieces of Indian Art that will be remembered forever. What is so memorable about an emperor who embraced peace rather than war one might ask? Ashoka was not your typical emperor of your Indian dynasty; Ashoka was the emperor of the largest dynasty that India has ever encountered. The Maurya Empire covered most all of current India from the west coast to the east coast of India, also taking over what is now part of Afghanistan. The first emperor of the Maurya Dynasty was the powerful Chandragupta Maurya who was said to have met Alexander the Great the previous ruler of the land. Chandragupta was the one who encouraged the expansion of the dynasty and was the one who made the dynasty such an arsenal. Chandragupta was the grandfather of Ashoka and even though Chandragupta was the first emperor of the Maurya dynasty, Ashoka is known as the most prominent emperor to ever rule the
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2008 for the course ART 252 taught by Professor Klein during the Fall '07 term at Oregon.

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