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  • Athens The Codes And Laws
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    Democracy in Ancient Greece Eddie Witten The Greeks were very advanced for their time. They realized that they need a new form of government and they were able to invent the first democratic government in the world. The democracy that the Greeks came up with was based on two important factors. The first one was the population growth in Athens grew at a very fast rate. The second was the advocating of political, economic, and legal equality for all which some male citizens remembered from the liv...
  • Athens And Sparta
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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 sacrifice...
  • Aegeus The King Of Athens
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    Theseus was the son either of Poseidon or Aegeus the king of Athens. His mother was Aethra. The childless Aegeus consulted the Delphic Oracle and was told not to untie his wine skin until he returned home. He did not understand what the oracle meant and so visited his friend King Pittheus of Troezen. Realizing that Aegeus was going to beget a powerful son immediately after the celebration feast for his safe return to Athens, Pittheus made his guest drunk and put him to bed with his daughter Aeth...
  • King Of Athens And Aethra
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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...
  • Athenians With Their Strong Allies
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    ... bits being exposed to cold temperatures on the mountaintops and left to die. Notonly did Spartans expect to have strong, pain-endurance trained boys, but also had the women do gymnastics in order to bear strong children. These kinds of trials gave Spartaan overwhelming military outlook which led them to believe that they were invincible against any adversary, even the Athenians with their strong allies. As Sthenelaidas spoke before the war, "Vote therefore, Lacedaemonians" (Spartans) ", for ...
  • Different Values From Sparta
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    ATHENS vs. SPARTA Athens and Sparta were the two major city-states during the ancient Greece time period. These two city-states were very different from each other in many ways. One reason for this was because the city-states were separated from each other by low rugged mountains. This made travel and communication difficult. The main difference between the two city-states was in their government. The Athenian government had a democracy, while the Spartan government had a military aristocracy. T...
  • Athene For Help
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    The Odyssey JR Audie In 'The Odyssey', Athene helped Odysseus numerous ways physically and mentally by aiding him, Telemachus, and Penelope. In book I, Athene urged Telemachus to give up boyhood, act like a man, present his case to search for his father to the assembly, and take stronger steps to search for his father. After Telemachus presented his case to the assembly and no action was taken on his request for a ship to enable him to search for his father, Telemachus prayed to Athene for help....
  • Greek City State Of Athens
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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...
  • Democrats And The Oligarchs
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    Stasis at Corcyra The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the constant civil conflicts in certain parts of Africa in recent history and even today; these are all historical clashes of countrymen. They all also contain stories of immense atrocities. The violence, bloodshed, and ruthlessness that were seen throughout these events were appalling. They were made perhaps even more so by the fact that theses horrors were inflicted upon one another by countrymen, brothers and sisters, fathers an...
  • Athens In 387 Bc
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    Few definite details are known of Plato's life. He was born in Athens c. 427 BC and was the youngest son of Ariston, of an old and wealthy family. It is claimed that his real name was Aristo cles, with 'Plato' (meaning 'the broad') being a nickname given to him because of his wrestler's physique. He served in the last years of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, and after democracy was restored in Athens in 403 BC he hoped to enter politics. However, the realities of political life ...
  • Sparta Fears Athens 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...
  • Pericles And Anaxagoras
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    Anaxagoras of Clazomenae- Greek philosopher who was truly gifted Anaxagoras has been described as the last major Greek philosopher. Anaxagoras was an Ionian. He was born in what today is Turkey. Not much is know of his early life. We know that he came form a rich family but gave up that wealth to de voe himself to science. Anaxagoras is considered to be the first to introduce philosophy to the Athenians when he moved there in about 480 BC. Pericles rose to power during Anaxagoras's stay in Athen...
  • Example Of A Direct Democracy
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    America: The Modern Day Athens " We do not copy our Ancestors, but are an example to them. It is true were called a Democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not in the few. ' This is the foundation for which democracy is ruled. Without this democracy does not exist. In this essay there will be comparisons of Athenian democracy and our modern day democracy Greece, in ancient times, was not a united land. There existed many little provinces of control, called city-states. ...
  • Theseus's Bones Back To Athens
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    that Hippolytus tried to rape her. Hippolytus was exiled because of her letter and Theseus never learned the truth (email 1. Theseus was a man of many accomplishments. Theseus wanted nothing more than to be like Heracles, his cousin. This was part of the reason Theseus chose to walk to Athens instead of by sea. He felt the sea was too easy of a journey (email). On his way to Athens he defeated many monsters. In Epidaurus there was a man named Periphetes who tried to kill him but Theseus was able...
  • Athenians Democracy
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    The pathway to achieving a government of social equality in Greece was not without difficulties and deviations. Breaking aristocratic power and influence and giving power to the common people was a process full of many obstructions and difficulties. As J. M Roberts put it! yen democracy emerged out of Athens unexpectedly and at first almost unobserved! | (Roberts, J. M, 2002 p. 196). The changes that took place in their politics were gradual and therefore it was influenced by many rulers, events...
  • Great Aspects About Athens And Athenians
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    It is imperative for any public speaker to be positive and praising of the land and the populace that he / she represents and presides over. This, then, is also the case with Pericles in his funeral oration. Obviously there are great aspects about Athens and Athenians or history would have forgotten them and we would not still study them and their ways of life. However, it is my opinion that Athenian society was not exactly as Pericles made it out to be in his funeral oration. The purpose of thi...
  • Rule Of Pericles As A Result Athens
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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...
  • Back To Athens With Theseus
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    Theseus & Ariadne My soul leaned out to grasp her. All else in this moment was as passing dust clouds or a summer shower. says Theseus, the Athenian hero and narrator of The king Must Die by Mary Renault, about the kingdom of Athens as he looks over it from is father's palace. Theseus has a stronger love for Athens then anything else, including the gods. Soon after he discovers the beauty of Athens, he is sent to Crete to be a bull dancer: a kind of sacrifice for the decadent goddess on earth Ar...
  • Thucydides's Description Of Pericles's Funeral Oration
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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 felt tha...
  • Solons Initial Economic Reforms
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    Solon achieved many things during his year of power in 594 BC. He made many changes to the economic, political and social structure in the polis of Athens. In this writing I am first going to discuss the situation in Athens before Solon and the things that led to power. I will then talk about the background and qualification for his position. I will cover the aims and goals Solon wanted to achieve when he came to power. I will then look at Salons reforms the way he changed the economic status of...

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