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  • Myth King Midas And The Golden Touch
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    King Midas and His Golden Touch on Contemporary Society. Many believe that many pursuits of contemporary society, particularly our desire to accumulate wealth and the unintended consequences of these desires are modern day inventions. The Greek myth King Midas and the Golden Touch demonstrate that these desires along with their unintended consequences have existed for many centuries. The myth King Midas and the Golden Touch reveals that in ancient Greek culture, the wealthy were preoccupied with...
  • Early Greeks Code Of Conduct
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    The Death of Hector is actually just one part of a larger work. The Iliad was written during the Dark Ages of Greece by a blind poet named Homer. I twas mainly entertainment, but today has turned into a significant, though unrealistic History of the Dark ages of Greece. The Iliad was written and performed for a bunch of drunk, barbaric nobles who were the soldiers of the time. That's the reason Homer put so much descriptive battle scenes and gory details. This is what they wanted; lots of blood,...
  • Pre Socratic Era Of Greek Philosophy
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    Great Religions and Philosophies. : Greek Philosophy. In the 6th 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 disturbances...
  • Ancient Greeks And The Sport Of Wrestling
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    The forms of wrestling we know today as Greco-Roman, Folkstyle, and Freestyle found their origins in the lands on the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. These lands are where the Ancient Greeks resided, and developed the art of wrestling. The Greeks influenced the styles and skills of wrestling of today. "The sport of wrestling has been highly developed for over five thousand years, and it is believed to have begun part of the soldiers training", The Ancient Greeks and The sport of Wrestling ...
  • Interesting Time Of Great Cities And Lives
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    Ancient Greece: A Time Of Great Cities And Lives Ancient Greece was an interesting time and place with huge markets in which people could sell items of every kind. Strict laws with even stricter penalties if broken, a place where women were did not have as many rights as they do today, and along with the most outstanding army in their time. A quote that goes along with this time is; 'I have killed one I have killed two -- the vampire who said he was your. ' - Sylvia Platts. Likewise in the Ancie...
  • Ancient Greek Society Women
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    Ancient Greek Women By: March SimichinIn ancient Greek society women lived hard lives on account of men's patriarch built communities. Women were treated as property. Until about a girl's teens she was 'owned' by her father or lived with her family. Once the girl got married she was possessed by her husband along with all her belongings. An ancient Greece teenage girl would marry about a 30-year-old man that she probably never met before. Many men perceived women as being not being human but cre...
  • Ancient Greek Religion
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    7-9-99 Ancient Greek religion In its simplest form Greek religion means the worship of the Mount Olympian deities (gods or goddess) whose king Zeus resided among the peaks of Mount Olympus. Each deity had several different attributes. Thus Apollo was the god of light and music; Athena was the goddess of wisdom and war, and also patroness of Athens. The reality of Greek religion was, however, more complicated, since many other deities also existed, many of whom became identified with the Olympian...
  • Prominent Aspect Of Ancient Greek Architecture
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    Ancient Greek Contributions It is always important to look to the past in order to move towards the future. This was done in the formation of Western Society, and more specifically the formation of American society. The Greek culture served as a frame of reference for many aspects of Western life including government, architecture, math and the arts. Ancient Greek culture served as a very broad base for our society to be built upon. During the age of Pericles, the ideal form of government was be...
  • Contact Between Ancient Greeks And Thracians
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    For a long time peace was understood in negative fashion, simply as the absence of war. -Yvon Garland Kendrick Pritchett in the introduction to the book The Greek State at War points out that in order to write history of Greek Warfare one would require a knowledge of many aspects of Greek life. The would-be investigator would have to be familiar with terrain in the case of any given battle, have an acquaintance with the archaeological artifacts of various types, close familiarity with the writte...
  • Most Important Parts Of Greek Art
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    Art of ancient Greece My report is on ancient Greek art mainly sculptures and vase art I will also be writing about a day in the life of a Greek artist. Artists in ancient Greece varied from designing coins, mosaics, gem engravings, architecture, pottery and sculptures. I'm also going to talk about what tools the sculptors used and the various methods used to make pottery and vases. The second part of my report will be about a day in the life of a Greek artist for example how they were treated w...
  • Influences Of Greek Art In Western Cultures
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    When people think of ancient cultures and civilizations they don't think about the kind of influences they might have had on our society. One of those cultures having the most influence being Ancient Greece. The Ancient world of Greece is far from ancient in the arts, philosophies, ideas, architectures, governments, religions, and everyday life of the people in the latter half of the twentieth century. Come, discover and explore the civilization that forms the foundation of human history. Come, ...
  • Greek And Ancient Persian Architectures
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    Persian Influence on Greco-Roman Culture He stands there, examining a beautiful white column, with perfect curves around it and an exquisite capital that shows detailed architecture. He twists his head to the right just a bit to read the official description. He is in the Louvre museum and a bit surprised. He was expecting to read "Pre-Hellenistic Greek Column", but stunned, he realizes that it says "columns of Persepolis, circa 500 B.C.E."That's surprising", he says to himself "I could have swo...
  • Ancient Greek Religion The Soul
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    Any concept as vital and complex as the afterlife is sure to have been the basis of the beliefs of countless people through the ages. Regardless of race or nationality, religion or moral standing, the afterlife has remained a predominant issue in the beliefs of people around the world since the dawn of time. As religions become more intricate and involved, different myths emerged and events occurred that shaped the specifics of the afterlife for each different religion. Ancient Greek religion an...
  • Similar To Ancient Greek Beliefs
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    Genesis vs. Theogony: A Comparison of the Christian and Ancient Greek Cultures Most Christians (or those religions that follow the basic principles of the Bible) believe in the stories told in the Bible. In fact, these stories are usually regarded not only as mere stories, but also as actual historical accounts of important people, events, and concepts of the Christian faith. However, stories of Greek and Roman mythology are typically regarded as nothing more than fictional, fantasy stories. The...
  • Head And Face Of A Marble
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    Head of a Youth For this assignment, I viewed the Greek "Head of Youth". This piece is actually the head and face of a marble carving of a young, striding, nude male. I viewed this sculpture in room 102 of the Nelson Atkins Museum's Ancient Art Collection. It is, of course, very weathered an old, with the marble crumbling on the nose and mouth. There is also a large chunk of marble missing from its chin. Found in Attica, Greece, it is approximately seven and one half inches high, and was carved ...
  • Classic Nude Figure In Ancient Greek Sculpture
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    The classic nude figure in Ancient Greek Sculpture often referred to the young nude male. Throughout the archaic, classical and Hellenistic periods, the nude figure was constantly evolving, showing the different styles in each period. By following the styles of the nude figures we actually see how they marked each periods. And by looking at the different styles of the nude figures, one can observe how the figures reflect to the ancient Greek culture and attitudes. Margaret Walters pointed out th...
  • Ancient Greek Contributions
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    The ancient Greek civilization ranged from 1900-133 BC, however its impact on the Western world lasts to this day. As the Greeks expanded their empire, they spread their ideas to other countries, while also borrowing from other cultures. During this period of time, the Greeks made many significant and long-lasting contributions to our modern culture, in art, architecture, drama, philosophy, government, math, and science. These givings of important ideas, events, inventions, and structures have h...
  • Ancient Greek Scripts
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    The renaissance in Italy that took place in the 1300's was an explosion of ideas and art. In a short period if time it seemed like a thousand things were happening that were new. Or at least that's what the people that lived in Italy at this time thought. They were there to watch first-hand as politics, art, and science turned in a new direction. But was it really a new direction? Was it just coincidence that this was the exact time that the ancient Greek scripts were just beginning to filter ba...
  • Ancient Greek Science
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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 thing...
  • Ancient Greek Theatre
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    Antigone And The Aspects Of Greek Theatre Antigone And The Aspects Of Greek Theatre Antigone and the Greek "Goat Songs' When the ancient Greek playwright Thespis first brought forward one member of the chorus to speak alone, the form of Greek drama began to change. It is thought that Greek drama began as choruses engaging in song and dance at celebrations of holidays or special events. One of the most important of those was the spring festival of Dionysus. The celebration included choral present...

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