• Athens Sparta Things System
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    Pericles' Funeral Speech Athens democracy has some evident differences of its own system compared to Sparta's. They do not copy anyone else form of government, but run theirs in a unique way. In Athens everyone seems to receive fair treatment and poverty is not a struggle they encounter. Pericl e informs that the people are friendlier and more respectful neighbors that Athens neighbors. Their individual system is like no others. Athens provides many activities such as regular games and sacrific...
  • Theseus King Of Athens
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    Theseus GOT A B+ (89%) In Greek mythology, Theseus can true ly be thought of as the greatest Athenian hero. He was the son of Aegeus, king of Athens, and Aethra, princess of Troezen, and daughter of Pittheus, king of Troezen. Before Theseus was born his father Aegeus left Aethra in Troezen of Argolis and returned to Athens before he was born. But before he left king Aegeus put his sword and his pair of sandals under a large rock and said to Aethra that when Theseus was old enough to lift the hea...
  • Sparta And Athens City State
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    Sparta and Athens Sparta and Athens are like apples and oranges; the same but different. Both are fruit grown on trees in the case of the apples and oranges, and both are city-states in Greece in the case of Athens and Sparta. Apples and oranges have distinctly different tastes, textures and flavors. Athens and Sparta had markedly different types of origins, social class, government and military history. In this paper both similarities and differences between Athens and Sparta will be explored, ...
  • The Two Faces Of Ancient Greece Athens Sparta
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    The two most dominating city-states in Greece of their time, Athens and Sparta, were great rivals with two very different ways of life. Sparta's overbearing military and Athens' impartial justice system and government are models for many modern day countries. Even though these two city-states differ greatly from one another, they share many characteristics of their country and their time period. Athens and Sparta were the two most powerful Greek territories of their time. Like most cities of the...
  • Plato Socrates Athens Bce
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    Plato was a Greek philosopher during the 4 th century BCE. He was born in 427 BCE, during the "Golden Age of Athens." His birth was three years after the Peloponnesian War began and one year after Pericles died from the plague. Plato was the son of Ariston, a descendant from the last king of Athens and Perictone, a descendant of Solon. Solon was an aristocratic reformer who wrote the constitution that established Athenian democracy. Plato's family supported Pericles as leader of Athens. Elected...
  • Democracy Or Oligarchy A Comparative Essay
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    During the Classical Age of Greece, two powerful city-states emerged, each governed by a different system. Athens was run by democracy, whereas, Sparta, a military state, was governed by oligarchy. Athens' democracy served its people better. Since all had a say in the government and everyone was included in a state was ruled by many. In Sparta, the state was controlled by a select few, kings and ephor's, who had absolute power. In Athens plenty of time was spent on architecture, to ensure that ...
  • Daily Athenian Life City State
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    "Famed for its literature, poetry, drama, theatre, schools, buildings, government, and intellectual superiority you have no doubt that your polis, Athens, is clearly the shining star of all Greek city-states." (Daily life in ancient Greece) Athens was a mighty city-state of Greece. Even though it was a very intellectual and powerful city-state, it did not mean that it was necessarily a good city. Athens was the cause of the Peloponnesian War. It deceived the other city-states by making them send...
  • The Parthenon Athens Athena Columns
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    The Parthenon The Parthenon was a temple to the patron goddess of Athens, Athena. Located atop Athens's Acropolis, the Parthenon was an architectural masterpiece. I twas constructed between 447 and 432 BCE by the Greek sculptor Phidias and the Greek architects Icterus and Callicrates. It the largest temple in Greece. However, subtle elements used in the construction create amazing effects. All of the 46 massive stone columns lean inward slightly, the flutes on the columns taper off a bit near t...
  • Causes Of The Peloponnesian War
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    The Causes of the Peloponessian War Ancient Greece during the 4 th century B. C. was home to the city-states of Sparta and Athens. These two communities were the superpowers of the region during that time. The peloponnesian war between these two states evolved out of a string of events that would lead to years of conflict. When looking for a single cause of the peloponnesian war none can be found. Over time many events contributed to the eventual war between Sparta and Athens. I believe the pel...
  • Athens Sparta Differences Government
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    Sparta & Athens Sparta and Athens so close yet so different. Since the being of these two great city~states everyone has been fascinated by the similarities, but more by the differences. This essay will tell more about the differences than the similarities. I'll start with the similarities. Sparta and Athens are alike in few ways one was is in there class of social groups. Sparta has citizens first, then neighbors second, and helots at the bottom. As Athens also starts with citizens first, then...
  • Why War Athens Sparta Power
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    Why War? Is war inevitable? It appears that the answer to this question is yes. However, war is unpredictable and must be studied based on individual circumstances, actions taken, and reactions. States disagree with each other on many subjects and conflicts arise often. To answer this question, we must first examine the causes of a conflict, evaluate the outcome and determine any alternatives that may exist. Then we can analyze some alternative theoretical outcomes compared to the actual conclus...
  • The Funeral Oration Of Pericles
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    The Funeral Oration of Pericles In Pericles funeral oration, focus is put on the living instead of the dead. Pericles tells how the people of Athens live in a peaceful society because they are good people, respect the laws, and are simply oriented to do the right thing. Instead of focusing on the life of a particular soldier, he glorifies Athens as a whole. He begins by speaking about their ancestors and giving them credit for acquiring the empire and delivering it to the present generation. He ...
  • Greece City State
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    The country of Greece, in 400-500 BCE was led to greatness by two city-states. These city-states, diverse in ideas and actions, were Sparta and Athens. Sparta and Athens were as different as night and day. Sparta glorified military tactics while Athens took relish in art and learning. These city-states served not only as rivals but also allies. Sparta and Athens, two city-states with nothing in common but the desire to make Greece a powerful, omnipotent nation, accomplished their goal through t...
  • Pericles 2 Athens Athenian Government
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    Pericles, a Greek Statesman, was the leader of the Athenian government for 30 years (Age of Pericles). Pericles was born into a noble family in Athens. His mother was a niece of Cleisthenes, a statesman who had made many democratic reforms in the Athenian government. After Cleisthenes death Pericles was determined to continue the reforms of his great-uncle and entered politics with the democratic popular party led by Ephialtes. Pericles and Ephialtes worked together to limit the power of the Are...
  • Athen Vs Sparta City State
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    Athens and Sparta were both well-developed city-states, but each had their own ways of living. Athens seemed to be a little more organized than Sparta. However, Sparta was mostly based on a strong military. Athens is clearly a better city-state to live in, in comparison to Sparta, because of its politics, economics, and culture. Unlike Sparta, Athens was a democracy, which means it was ruled by the people, not by kings, or representatives. The idea of a democracy, made Athens a better city-stat...
  • Comparative Essay On Athens And Sparta Society
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    Compare and contrast society in Athens and Sparta. Which was the stronger society? One of the greatest city states of all time was the city state of Athens from which we take many of our modern ways. Their government was a full democracy in which they had an assembly made of all male citizens over 25 years old, a council of five hundred who proposed laws to the assembly, a court, where there were no judges and the juries were very large, and archon's, which were nine people with the most pow...
  • Thucydides's Description Of The Funeral Oration Of Pericles
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    Examining Thucydides's Description of the Funeral Oration of Pericles Thucydides's description of Pericles's Funeral Oration was an ancient version of a modern "pep talk." The oration was meant to inspire, encourage, and remind the Athenians of their civic duties and to prepare them for the duration of the Peloponnesian war, in addition to honoring the memory of the deceased warriors. Pericles did not wish his speech to be based solely on the memories and characteristics of the dead. He f...
  • The Cause's Of The Great Peloponnesian War
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    Many a wars have been fought throughout history with many underlying causes. These causes of war are kindling to a fire that only requires a spark to light. The start of the Peloponnesian war is such a war that started with a spark by Corinth, Sparta's ally in which they battled Athens and the Delian League. The Peloponnesian War was fought primarily between the Delian League which was led by Athens who was in opposition to the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta, fighting for the supremacy of Gr...
  • Thucydides' Portrayal Of The Unjustness Of Ancient Athens
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    Athens' Unjust Treatment of her Allies Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War is a classic text detailing the tremendous and historically important war between Athens and Sparta. One of the most central aspects of the war, and a subject given much attention by Thucydides, is the relationships between Athens and her allies in the Delian League. Much of the wealth and manpower necessary to Athens' war effort were drawn from the allied poleis, and without their support, whether offered or for...
  • Athens Pollution City Air
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    When Athens became the capital of the new kingdom of Greece in 1833, it was a small town of Turkish-style houses clustered at the foot of the Acropolis. Beginning in the 1950? s, much of old Athens was demolished to make room for modern buildings. The movement of large numbers of people into the capital from rural areas has caused congestion. This large mass of people as well as the geographical location of Athens has brought along tremendous pollution. "In a list of the twenty largest and dirt...