When looking back at many of the ancient civilizations, we can learn things about them based on documents written during that time periods and the events that took place. From these things, we can tell what they valued and the meaning behind these values. In Ancient Greece, many of their ideals are prominent in their practices, especially those performed during the earliest Olympic Games, which is something that Greece is known for. Many people know that the Games started here and that the gods were an influencing factor, but that is the extent of their knowledge. Little do they know, there were many sacrifices, rituals and praises to worship their gods during the Games.
These tyrants reformed the state in many ways; they helped make it possible for the rich and poor to have equal rights, and they created the conditions for the construction of the splendid monumental buildings ancient Greece is remembered for today. Although not all tyrants were good, they all had one thing in common: they were all citizens of Greece, and ruled to improve the lifestyle of the citizens of Greece. After the end of tyranny, Greece had a democracy; a government ruled by the people for the people.
Men who carried out their duty well were rewarded within the society and held an elevated status. Spartan’s held that ideal that to,“know that it is good for the city-state and the whole people when a man takes his place in the front row of warriors and stands his ground without flinching.” The wanted to create the strongest warrior possible and the only way to incentivize that was through honor. Honor was made an attainable goal for these warriors and something that they had been conditioned to want to strive for. Greek people also honored the gods though as their first and foremost responsibility. They needed to do right by these deities in order to be successful in their lives.
The two city states of Athens and Sparta were bitter rivals in ancient times in Greece. Geographically they are close in comparison but very different in their values, lifestyle, and culture. What was Sparta and Athens culture? How tough is their militaries? Some people say that these two city states had the greatest rivalry, is this true?
Greek has the greatest influence on American institution by using Greek political ideas, to create a good economic, education, types of gods and the relationship with different nations and countries. Political is government structures, the political process, political issues, the meaning of democracy, and/or political movements. Democracy is a type of Greek government in which all citizens administer the workings of the government. However, America has two types of government, Democracy, and Republican. American took the idea of Democracy government from Ancient Greek political system because America wanted to have government structure.
The Greeks also invented their mythology, which included gods and goddesses. Through myths, Greeks tried to understand the mysteries of nature and the power of human passion. God lived forever and Greeks attributed human qualities to them. The Olympic Games were originated in Greece around 776 b.c.e. They were dedicated to the god Zeus, the Greeks even suspended the wars between city-states so the athletes of the Olympics could compete.
A system of massive walls protected the Acropolis, the entire city, and eventually reached out to its ports (Chant, p. 77). Since Athens was a major trade center, the construction of these walls provided both basic military defense and safe access to sea. Even though Sparta boasted with the best military system in Ancient Greece, the polis was not enclosed by a wall. One reason for that is that the cit... ... middle of paper ... ... Athens and Sparta progressed in different directions due to the discrepancy in the political and religious organizations of the two poleis. Technology develops in order to meet the needs and to fit the customs of a society.
Many half mortals are the offspring of Zeus, due to his flirtatious attitude. While the Gods were a very important aspect of the Greeks, so was war and militaristic power. These values can be seen in Thucydides The Funeral Oration of Pericles, which explains a battle of the Peloponnesian War. "And we have not forgotten to provide for our weary spirits many relaxations from toil".
The ancient Olympic Games are heralded divine because it was dedicated one of the Greek’s most important gods, the almighty Zeus, and the cooperative time it created of no conflict amongst the fighting Greek city-states. Despite the role it played in uniting the city-states together, it eventually went away due to natural and human intervention. However, it has been brought back in the name of the modern day Olympics, which to this day, has recreated that sense of peace ancient Greece was able to achieve in the days of its golden age. The ancient Greek Olympic Games were not ordinary games like the modern day games. These games were held in honor of the Greek gods, particularly Zeus, to the point the games were held in his sanctuary in Olympia for “ten centuries, [from 776 B.C to A.D. 394]” (Callebat 555).
He was also considered to be a "supreme trickster", 'creator... ... middle of paper ... ...metheus' characteristics can be based from the knowledge, courtesy, and kindness he impacted on others of the human race. Even though the myth behind his birth is mysterious, that isn't what made him earn his place in society today. It was the traits given to this Greek mythological figure passed downed through ancient literature, stories, and other myths that really made his individuality what it is today. His faith in his creations was what made him the most important and respected Titan in Greek Mythology. Bibliography/Works Cited Hamilton, Edith.