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  • Similarities Between Athens And Sparta
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    Athens vs. Sparta Athens and Sparta were both City-states in Greece in ancient times, yet they had no social similarities. They were constantly at war, and at one time at a stalemate. They existed in the same time and place, but had totally different views on life and lifestyles. There were differences in the family life of people and paradigm of Athenians and Spartans. Sparta was Drastically unlike Athens and all other city-states in this aspect. In Sparta the men were full time soldiers. Even ...
  • Ruling Class Of Sparta
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    Athens Athens was one of the first city-states. Each of these independent states consisted of a city and the region that surrounded it. Athens had a king, as did other Greek states. According to tradition, the first king of Athens was named Cecrops. Kings ruled the city-state until 682 B.C. Beginning that year, elected officials called archons headed the government of Athens. The general assembly, which consisted of all adult male citizens of Athens, elected the archons to one-year terms. After ...
  • Athens And 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...
  • National Pride In The City
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    WHO WANTS TO BE NEXT IN LINE? In Greek words translated as I obey actually mean I get myself persuaded. For a man there is perhaps always something a little shameful about obeying someone - as if allowing yourself to be persuaded is a thing a warrior or hero would be embarrassed to find himself happening to him. The common goal of the Periclean Age was to establish a nation that was built on freedom and beauty, however the methods by which to achieve such a democratic state were and continue to ...
  • City State From The Persians
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    PERSIAN WAR The Persian war was a great war. It was fought between Greece and Persia. Even though the war was fierce and there were many casualties the outcome was great for Greece. It brought the Greek city-states together and it also boosted their morale and gave them the confidence they needed to become an even greater empire. Athens was the wealthiest Greek city-state in 500 B.C. But they soon faced a threat of war from the the Persians. The Persians had a great empire that spread from Asia ...
  • 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...
  • Slaves In Every Greek City
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    Ancient Greece (Athens) In prehistoric times Attica was a region that contained many tiny independent villages. Much later, in the great days of Athens, stories were told of the legendary King Theseus who, it was said, had united all the villages into one state. It's capital was Athens. It's citizens still mostly country dwellers were all Athenians. The focus of the unified state was the great rock of Athens- the Akropoli (high-city). From the were splendid views over land and sea. But the Athen...
  • Spartans And Athenian City States
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    During the late Archaic Greek and Classical periods, two particular city-states were in existence with significant similarities as well as differences. These two city-states, Sparta and Athens have unique formations of government, histories, goals, as well as societies. After experiencing the effects of a rising population and shortage of arable land, the Spartans moved through their mountainous western frontier in hope of seeking a new spacious land to live upon. Their decision to change their ...
  • Important To The Athenians
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    During the 5th Century B.C., the Athenians government, religion, and architecture were three of the most important aspects of their polis. The Athenians had a very good understanding of government, literature, and science, and had more influence on our civilization than any other people in history. The Classical Period in Greece lasted 150 years from 480 to 300 B.C. This is when ancient Greek civilization was at its peak. Athens population was about 300,000 people. The Athenians developed a syst...
  • Citizens Of Athens
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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 ...
  • City States Of Sparta And Athens
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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 th...
  • Guidance Of Pericles Athens
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    Ancient Greece had many ups and downs in it's very long history. As a growing civilization it earned numerous allies as well as enemies. One of these great enemies were the Persians. Although the Persians were very powerful adversaries, the Greeks defeated them and at that point the era of classical Greece began. The Delian league which was created to unite all states and protect them from intruders had turned into an empire. This empire was governed by Athens. As peace and harmony was restored ...
  • Failed Revolt Inside The Persian Empire Darius
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    History 110-2 Brian Greenwald Test 1 1. Hatshepsut Hatshepsut was born right around 15th century BC in ancient Eygpt. She was the daughter of the Pharaoh, Tuthmose I and his wife Aahmes. Upon the death of her two brothers, Hatshepsut was in an exceptional position to gain the throne when her father passed away. However, Tuthmose II was the son of Tuthmose I, though a son not with Aahmes but with a commoner. Tuthmose II did actually ascend the throne upon the death of his father; however, Tuthmos...
  • Athens A Better 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-state...
  • City The Olive Tree
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    Minerva is the goddess of war, wisdom, and weaving. She is the daughter of Zeus, and is one of two children that Zeus actually gave birth to. Zeus was told that if he had a son by Metis, the son would overthrow him so when she became pregnant Zeus swallowed her whole. Nine months later Zeus was having terrible headaches He had Vulcan split open his head with an ax and out sprung Minerva fully dressed in her armor and helmet. Minerva became Zeus's favorite child. Once a woman called Arachne wove ...
  • Athens And Its Allies
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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...
  • Cause Air Pollution
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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 dirti...

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