• Greek And Roman Contributions
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    The Romans and Greeks both gave many things to Western Civilization. Although the Romans copied many aspects Greek culture, they also made distinct contributions. Greece had the first democracy. All citizens could participate in the government. Rome built on the Greek democratic government and established a sharing of the administration with checks and balances. Both Greeks and Romans believed in justice and the equality of people to a certain extent. The Greeks allowed all citizens, rich and p...
  • The Greeks Made Some Contribute
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    The Greeks made some contributions to the development of medicine but they basically still believed in the supernatural How far do you agree The Greeks lived between 1500 BC and 500 BC and had a vast empire, which stretched from the bottom of the Black Sea to the bottom of Egypt and from what we now call Greece to the borders of India and China. Generally I do not agree that basically believed in the supernatural because although many early Greeks in particular were very dependent on supernatura...
  • Greeks Craig Graham
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    Greeks Greek beliefs changed over time. In the beginning the Greeks believed strongly in the gods. These ideas were very similar to those of earlier peoples (Craig, Graham, et. al. 57). The Greek gods shared many of the same characteristics of the Mesopotamian deities (Craig, Graham, et. al. 57). The Greek pantheon consisted of the twelve gods who lived on Mount Olympus (Craig, Graham, et. al. 83). These gods were: -Zeus, the father of the gods, -Hera, his wife, -Zeus's siblings: Poseidon, his...
  • Trojan War Ulysses Agamemnon Greeks
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    In the book The Trojan War, by Bernard Evs lin, Ulysses and Agamemnon both contribute to the Greek's victory. Many considered Ulysses to be the real brains behind the Greek forces. Although Agamemnon was the leader of the Greeks, many would say he was not a good one. Even though Agamemnon did some good deeds during the war, many of his actions caused problems, and Ulysses often had to come to his rescue. With Ulysses on the Greeks side they had amazing intelligence and bravery. Many great things...
  • Homer Achilles War Iliad
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    In the works written by Homer who nothing is known about him but his name. The Greeks believed that he was blind. The Greeks also believe that the Iliad, and the odyssey is a great Masterpiece written by Homer. The Iliad is the first written of the two poems. It is a war fought by the Trojans against the Achaeans for the recovery of Helen, the wife of Achaean Manilas. The battle for Helen took place in troy. In book one the two main characters in the Iliad are Achilles and Agamemnon. The subjec...
  • Structural Levels Of The Iliad
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    Structural Levels of The Iliad Wars are often very complex in nature and are fought for many diverse reasons. The school boy may fight in order to get money for college, the patriot may fight to bring life, liberty and justice to some poor soul, and a coward may fight because he was drafted by force. In the Iliad, powerful gods, great nations, and heroic people all fight for many different reasons. This wide variety of fighting results in unique situations, problems, and structural levels to the...
  • Difference Between Greek And Roman Warfare
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    2 SEP 2002 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GREEK AND ROMAN WARFARE The main difference between Greek and Roman warfare was the formations that they fought in. The Grecian armies all used the phalanx as a fighting formation while the Romans used the maniple. The phalanx was one mass formation that consisted of infantry eight deep. The maniple formation was actually a group of formations in a checkerboard pattern. Each maniple consisted of about 120 men and when employed in Italy, the Romans used thirty manipl...
  • Greeks And Romans People Greek Rome
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    No other era has captured our lives today as the Greeks and Romans did. From Homer and his epic poetry to Julius Caesar of the Gallic War, people today relate to this era as an internal element. Though we read about the Greeks and the Romans, there are a lot of similarities and differences between them both. The Greeks retain the heart of human situations in matters of love or war and government or social behavior. Unlike the Greeks, the Roman civilization deals with their conquest and expansio...
  • Great Religions And Philosophies Greek Philosophy
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    Great Religions and Philosophies. : Greek Philosophy. In the 6 th century B. C, there began a dualism in Greek Philosophy. The development of Greek Philosophy became a compromise between Greek monistic and oriental influences, in other words, a combination of intellectualism and mysticism. Thus began the pre-Socratic philosophy. The interests of pre-Socratic philosophers were centered on the world that surrounds man, the Cosmos. This was during the time of great internal and external disturbanc...
  • Greek Gods Greeks World One
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    The Greek Gods Many people would blatantly state that the importance of the gods in Greek society derives from the fact that Gods in any society are usually used to explain phenomenon that people cannot logically comprehend, but in ancient Greece gods were actually entities that took part in the workings of society itself. Even simple aspects of day-to-day life such as sex and disputes between mortals were supposedly influenced by godly workings. Unlike modern religions such as Catholicism, Budd...
  • Why Did The Greeks Win The Greco Persian Wat
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    There are times in history that something will happen and it will defy all logic. It was one of those times when a few Greek city / states joined together and defeated the invasion force of the massive Persian Empire. The Greeks were able to win the Greco-Persian War because of their naval victories over the Persians, a few key strategic victories on land, as well as the cause for which they were fighting. The naval victories were the most important contribution to the overall success against th...
  • Greek Goddesses Greeks Goddess Sacred
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    The Greek Goddesses In Greek mythology the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus played a major role in everyday life. The Greeks respected them and thought of the gods as all mighty. In Ancient Greece the people honored and believe in the deities. Myths, poems, and epics tell the stories and beliefs referring to the gods and goddesses. Many literary works display the power and jobs of the goddesses. The Greek people lived to please the deities in hope of gaining a better lifestyle. The goddesses...
  • Aeneid Roman Hero
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    The Greek and Roman spirit influenced the book Aeneid in many ways. Virgil made Aeneas' behavior such that he was fully qualified to be called a Roman hero. Aeneas reflected very few Greek traits. He was very much the "Roman hero." Greek heroes were very different from Roman heroes. Will Durant, author of Caesar and Christ says, "It (the Aeneid) would also show the role of Roman character in these achievements and seek to make ancient virtues popular, it would picture its hero as reverent of the...
  • The Importance Of Greek Culture
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    Culture is what makes a society; what makes the diversity and uniqueness of the world we live in. Ancient Greek culture is much different from modern American culture, but they both have some similarities also. Americans developed some things from the Greek culture; like concepts of math and science, democracy, and also the modern view of beauty. Modern American culture has learned a lot from the Greeks and uses a lot of what we learned from the Greeks today. The difference between American cult...
  • Classical Green Medicine Greeks Gods Doctors
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    Most Greeks thought that dissecting dead bodies was wrong but it was through dissection that the most important discoveries about the body were made. One of the first doctors to carry out dissections was Herophilus who lived around 250 BC. His most important discovery was that the brain controls the body. Another great doctor working in Alexandria was Erasistratus who almost made an equally important discovery. Whilst dissecting a human heart, Erasistratus noticed it had four one-way valves. He...
  • Greek Art Greeks Today Pottery
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    Ancient Greece: A Comparative Essay Ancient Greece 950 BCE was a culture that took great pride in perfection, excellence and overall greatness. The people werent what todays society would consider modern, but of their time they were. The Greeks essentially molded the creative world with their intelligence in art, architecture, and astronomy for many cultures to come. The Romans who basically claimed the Greeks developments as their own destroyed many of their ideas and art forms. Even though so...
  • Greek Golden Age Greeks God Important
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    This paper tells you about the Golden Age of Greece, which is from 500 to 350 BC. It tells about what Greeks did, who they worshipped, and other important things. The thing the Greeks are best known for, is their gods, and stories about them. The stories explained how things became. For instance, one story said that before the earth was made, there was a fight between a god, and a giant. The god killed the giant, and the parts of the giant became the earth. His teeth became the rocks, and his h...
  • The Parthenon Greeks Gods Perfect
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    "In its incomparable proportions and reserved poise it remains one of the imperishable achievements of the human mind" (Fleming 32). In Arts & Trades William Fleming commends the Greeks on their genius masterpiece, the Parthenon. The Parthenon served as the glorious temple of Athena, the patroness of Athens, as well as the treasury of the Delian League. Fleming discusses the main ideas of the Greek's belief system and shows how they are exemplified in the Parthenon's structure, sculpture, and st...
  • Did The Greeks Say It All
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    Perhaps what would make one believe that the Greeks "said it all" is that, in our eyes, their culture seems to mimic our modern society in a number of ways. When a contemporary westerner thinks of ancient history, the Greeks and Romans are what most often come to mind. Everything happening before the rise of these empires is lumped together in one dark and primitive period. To us, the rise of the Greeks symbolizes, in turn, the rise of logic and reason over superstition and tyranny. To say that ...
  • Greek Science And It's Benefits On Western Civilization
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    Greek Science and Its Benefits on Western Civilization By: John Doe Greek civilization came to an end more than 2, 000 years ago, when Greece became a part of the Roman Empire. Yet its influence on politics, philosophy, art, architecture, language, and literature can still be felt today. Much of the language we use and many of our ideas about science and art come from ancient Greece. The ancient Greeks influenced the Western World in many ways. The ancient Greeks especially contributed many thi...