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  • Two Cities On The Shield
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    Achilles's hield, made by Hephaestus, the god of fire, plays a part in the Iliad. It tells the story of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. Hephaestus depicts the two cities and the activities going on in them, and Agamemnon's, the Greek's king, estate. Homer thought that seeing what it is on the shield could help the reader understand the importance of Achilles's hield and the Iliad. Hephaestus used fine metals and put lots of scenes of things going on not only in that time period but a...
  • Greek Civilization And The Han Dynasty
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    The Greek Civilization and the Han Dynasty are great civilizations in history. Their existence in time have been contributed through their strong leaders, unique style of government, and the people that build the empires to the greatness of that day. The attributes allowed the civilizations to become prosperous, and are alike in many ways. Both civilizations depended on the leadership of extraordinary men such as Alexander the Great and Lui Bang in order to achieve the recognition that is given ...
  • City State Period Of Greek Time Cities
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    Greek Legacy Essay The Greek culture of 2000 BC through 146 BC was one of the most sophisticated, intellectual, and had some of the great thinkers of their time. Their architecture, writing, military tactics, lifestyle and philosophy were copied by countless civilizations to come. Even though (civil) war raged often among the Greeks they prospered to find a place in history. Starting in 1650 BC with the arrival of Minoans to the island of Crete, architecture was already a major part of the Greek...
  • Pressures On Other City States
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    The Greek International System The Greeks settled around the Greek peninsula and the islands in the Aegean Sea. They also went to areas located in India. Through the International system, city-states are formed sovereign within themselves. With the Greeks, there was a conglomeration of city-states that had external pressures by the Persians. The Persians were trying to overcome the territory of the Ionian Islands, Thrace and Macedon. With the Greek structure, they formed a military alliance to t...
  • Important Part Of Greek Politics
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    Democracy: From Early Athenian To Present Day Politics. When following current events we can't help but witness politicians use terms such as "defending freedom", "liberty", or "democracy", but one is simply left wondering if the general public, or even the politicians themselves, know what those terms really mean or where they come from. The reality is that most don't. The ideals of living in a democracy have been drastically changed from their original meanings and diluted into persuasive poli...
  • Southern Greece Crete
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    Art & Culture There are few places in the world with so rich and diverse an artistic and cultural history as Greece. In terms of archeology there are artifacts that are 200,000 years old, while architecturally Greece boasts Minoan and Dorian ruins dating back almost four millennia. Greece is also where drama originated, so there are plenty of ancient theatres to pick your way through Museums Greece is bursting at the seams with museums. Almost every single city, town, village, historical site, s...
  • First Two Greek Civilizations
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    The Greek civilization was the first European civilization. At this point in time religion is not prevalent or influential. The European religion was borrowed from the Middle East. There are two main contributions from the Greek civilization. They were politics and secular. Polis the Greek word for city state is where politics came from. They had modern politics with the first democracy. It was divided into city-states that rule themselves in a democratic fashion. With this they have the majorit...
  • Political Developments At Athens
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    Iron Age Hoplite Warfare brings about the First Democratic Societies in Archaic Age Greece, Following the Role of Monarchy, Feudalism and the Aristocracy As per the coverage in our course, in the Persian War, a Greek force from Athens set out to meet the invading Persian army at Marathon, and set them running. They were outnumbered by the Persians two to one, and the Persian army had been the biggest force the Greeks had ever seen. The majority of the killing took place while the Persians were h...
  • Warrior Queen Artemisia II Of Halicarnassus
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    I have decided to do my speech on the powerful political leader, Warrior Queen Artemisia II of Halicarnassus. Queen Artemisia ruled over Halicarnassus, now Bodrum from 377 to 353 B. C with her husband and brother, King Mausolus. It was common custom in Caria for nobility to intermarry in their family. Both were the children of Hecatomnus of Myl asa, a local satrap to the Persians, who had been ambitious and had taken control of several of the neighbouring cities and districts. Mausolus and Artem...
  • Conclusion The Greek Settlement Of Olbia
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    Early Cross-Culture Settlement on the Northern Black Sea Coast Scyles was a Scythian prince who led a double life. He was a prince of the Scythian nomads who controlled a large area surrounding the Greek colonies on the northern Black Sea coast. But like all great Greek plays, his story is a tragedy. Scyles was fascinated by the city of Olbia and the high culture of the Greeks. So he created a second life for himself within the walls of Olbia; he kept a Geek wife and built a palace to live in......
  • City State Festivals
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    The way of life in Greek city-states remained mostly the same for a long time. Depending on their wealth, people in the urban center lived in low apartment buildings or single-family homes. Homes, public buildings, and temples were where people gathered for conversation and to buy food and crafts at daily markets. Citizens also lived in small villages or farmhouses scattered around the city-state's countryside. In Athens, more people lived outside the city's wall than inside. Houses were simple,...
  • Hellenistic Age
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    Hellenistic Age (323 BC - 30 BC) The Age of Alexander The conquests of Alexander the Great spread Hellenism immediately over the Middle East and far into Asia. After his death in 323 B.C., the influence of Greek civilization continued to expand over the Mediterranean world and W Asia. The wars of the Diadochi marked, it is true, the breakup of Alexander's brief empire, but the establishment of Macedonian dynasties in Egypt, Syria, and Persia (the Ptolemies and the Seleucid ae) helped to mold the...
  • Epicurus's Philosophy
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    The Life of Epicurus Epicurus was born on February 4th, 341 B.C., the second of four brothers, on the island of Samos in the Aegean Sea just off the west coast of what is now Turkey (a region called Ionia). Epicurus's parents were cleruchs, a class of poor Athenian citizens who settled territory appropriated from the tributary states of Athens. Cleruchs were looked down upon by Athenian residents and scorned as foreign invaders by the natives of the territories they settled, which made their soc...
  • Remaining Examples Of Etruscan Writing
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    The Etruscans are one of those mystery peoples of the ancient world who seem to have appeared for a short time in history, then to have disappeared altogether. Although their reign was short lived, they had a great impact on later Mediterranean cultures. They were a powerful people at the height of their civilization. They controlled the entire Italian peninsula from the Alps to the Mediterranean Sea. They controlled the trade routes with their navy and were much involved in commerce with Greece...
  • Greek Cities
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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 ha...
  • Spread Of Greek Culture To The East
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    Did Alexander and his successors "Hellenism" the East? Alexander the Great was born July 356 B.C. the son of Philip king of Macedon, who reigned from 359-336 B.C. until his assassination by Pausanias. During Philips reign he made Macedonia, of which he was sole ruler, into a international power, and conquered its neighbouring territories, and eventually became the most powerful force in the whole of Greece after the battle of Chaeronea and the defeat of Thebes and Athens, Philip formed the Helle...
  • Greek Army
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    Ancient Greece Study Guide 1. a city-state is a city and it,'s surrounding land, controlled by one ruler. Athens, Sparta, and Crete. 2. (1) an explanation for physical phenomenon (2) an explanation for passion (3) a means for attaining success 3. on top of Mt. Olympus 4. people ruled themselves. Democracy 5. b / c all males were raised to be soldiers. Armed forces were used to control the helot slaves 6. where citizens are directly involved. Where citizens elect representatives 7. representative...
  • City Greeks In Greece
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    Greek Civilization The Greek civilization is the first European civilization to be born. Other civilizations like Mesopotamia, India, and china were born in Asia Minor. The Greek civilization was based on ideas. Unlike the Middle Eastern civilization, Greeks doesn't have a river, neither a lot of agriculture. Greeks focused on its mental resources, proving what's right and wrong, math and science, and most of all the human reasons (rationalism). In the video, Greeks were the center of literature...
  • Alexander The Great's Life
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    Alexander the Great's relation to triumph is obvious, he created an army which took over most of the known world. But what is not known widely is how tragic his life was. I cannot do full justice to his life but I will do my best to describe it. When Alexander was a child his parents were constantly fighting and his father was usually away on campaigns, so he rarely saw him when he was young. He therefore was usually under his mother's influence. When he was a young man his father was killed and...
  • Reason Of His Son And His City
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    In the lines I recited, Haemon makes points that touch my heart, mind, and soul. What he pronounces speaks to modern day society as much as it did to ancient society. Sophocles points show through this monologue clearly, which is common to greek literature. Edith Hamilton referred to their literature as plain, direct, and? matter of fact (46)? Hamilton often refers to how greek writers forced their readers to think and expand, rather than filling their pages with repition and fancy. Haemon blunt...

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