This co... ... middle of paper ... ...ling Medusa. In summary, the Greek Gods and Goddesses interacted with humans mainly for individual gain, and sometimes for divine assistance of heroes. In conclusion, the creation of the Greek Gods and Goddesses by the ancient Greeks are simply a masterpiece of many years of work. With the creation of the Gods came along an array of myths following the great adventures of these Gods. These great adventures also told us much more about the Gods themselves, in ways of how they looked and acted, their powers, and types of interaction.
It became a military based Empire after they defeated the city of Athens. They had a powerful army and indented to keep it that way by making being in the military a way of life. At age 7 boys were sent to join the army where they learned to engage in sports, read and write. At age 12 boys were given weapons that were costumed to their size, and that is when their military training started. At age 19 boys joined a group of soldiers who they trained and battled with.
For Spartans the focus seemed to be very heavy on military combat and not much teaching in other concepts of life. For when a boys turned seven years old he would begin his military training and entered the Agoge system. These system was designed to encourage discipline and physical training , and the importance of the Spartan state. They were feed just enough food so that they never became sluggish from being full, while giving them the idea of what was enough . Some may say that this was done to insure that when the males turned 20 that they would be prepared to one day engage in combat or viewed as a form of abuse to their young boys.
It differ greatly, in their civilization, the type of ruling each one had. The key element in the development and story of The Iliad is the extraordinary role of the polytheistic beliefs of the ancient Greek Civilization. Many of the situations in Homer’s work were produced by the active involvement of the gods in the human life. The book starts out with the statement... ... middle of paper ... ...ve made peace with each other and that neither will harm the other in any way. "Always be the best, my boy, the bravest, and hold your head up high above the others.
How would you feel if you lived in a time period where god and goddesses controlled your everyday life (“Religion”). Ancient Greece contained many important events and the people created many important things. Greek theater was very important as well, it was a great source of entertainment for its people. Ancient Greek theater was influenced by the time period in that it involved a lot of mythological gods and goddesses as evidence in the play The Curmudgeon by Meander. One thing Ancient Greece was known for was its religion.
This same thing goes for power. Power was something that the Greeks strived for, right next to masculinity. It was so important to them that some said that in order to have a purpose in life, you must gain power. The fact that power meant purpose for people in ancient Greece shows just exactly their ideals and how they viewed things. Their extreme desire for masculinity and power explains the praise that they gave to Zeus.
From that point on he would be punisher by the great sea god. A god also played an important role in Telemachus’ journey. Athena gave the young mortal much help and advice. The last trait that played an important role in Greek culture is that intelligence is valued. Odysseus, Telemachus and Penelope all showed great intelligence in the epic.
After the training of Leonidas, Alexander entered the School of Royal Pages at the age of fourteen. This school was made up of fifty students who were sons of nobles. The next four years Alexander made lifelong friends, who later on became advisors, generals, and commanders in his army. At the school, the students would teach you how to use weapons and work out until they were adequate to be a commander or leader of the Macedonian army. The boys in the school wanted to become a leader and conqueror like King Philip and constantly looked up to him as a role model (Mcgowen 30-32).
But do you think of the word “children”? In Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card, children are recruited by the government to become soldiers in the war against the buggers; aliens who invaded Earth twice and threatened the existence of the human race. One child in specific, Ender, was chosen as a potential commander. We don 't realize, but the best military forces in history were children trained to act like adults. For example, the Spartan Army of ancient Greece trained all boys at a young age to become strong elite fighters.
Due the Greek influence, the Romans developed a very complicated religious structure with many facets that must be adhere to. Greece could be considered one of the most intellectual beings in ancient time, they were responsible for many great Authors and Historians including Plutarch and Livy, who would venture into Rome to gather what they information they could to explain who they were. Greeks and Romans believed in their Gods and the reasons behind them. In both Greece and Rome, Religions and myth were so intertwined with life, they ensure that all was well, and if you performed the correct festival/ritual at the correct time, it would ensure safety and your food would be well, the word would be in