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Athenian Women During The Classical Period

- What can ancient and modern sources tell us about the major differences between Athenian woman and Spartan woman in Greece during the Classical Period. During the Classical period in Greece, there was a significant difference between the women of Sparta and Athens. This difference is apparent in their everyday lives, and this essay will try to pinpoint some of those significant differences in daily activities. Spartan women participated in physical activity, public education and were quite outspoken while in comparison, Athenian women were taught little besides how to be a housewife and how to keep quiet....   [tags: Sparta, Battle of Thermopylae, Ancient Greece]

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Why Is Citizenship Is Gained Today?

- The most important things to a person in a society are ways to be able to identify themselves. These are done by the way of name, language, culture, and religion. This helps to create the language that they speak and the culture of which they live in. In returning starting to lead to the need of being apart of something bigger and something to be proud of like a country, city or state. For people living in Ancient Greece, gaining citizen would be a process that when looked at one can see how the process has impacted how citizenship is gained today....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Sparta, City-state]

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Greek Culture Has Influenced The Modern World Today

- Greek culture has strongly influenced the modern world today. This culture has left behind many ideas, concepts, and different aspects of art. Greek city-states taught us that we can trade across large bodies of water, so many of our bigger cities form near the oceans. The first democracy to form was in the Greek city-state Athens. Today we see many problems with the democracy system, many of which Athens also encountered. Art and architecture from ancient Greece has also remained extremely influential to the modern world....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Democracy, Classical Athens]

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The Different Forms Of Government

- This essay will describe the different forms of government in the ancient Greek. These government ruled at different times in the ancient Greek and to be specific we will look, compare and contrast monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, oligarchy, and democracy as forms of government in Ancient Greek city-states. We start the ball rolling with: Monarchy Monarchy is from the Greek word monos (meaning single ) and arkhein ( Meaning “rule” . This is the kind of rule where power is in the hands of one person....   [tags: Oligarchy, Ancient Greece, Monarchy, Democracy]

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Spartan Society During The Civil War

- Spartan Society In 431 B.C.E during the civil war in China, two Greek city-states fought for the control of the Greek world. The two Greek city-states were called Sparta and Athens. This unforgettable tale of ancient Greek civilization began when the Greeks arrival in 1900 B.C.E. The Greek era was compacted with stories of battles, conflict, and glory. It was known as “Classical Greece” which ended with the death of Alexander the Great. (Duiker, W. pg. 91) In the southeastern Peloponnesus peninsula of Greece comes the story of the Spartan Society....   [tags: Sparta, Battle of Thermopylae, Ancient Greece]

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Psychological Perspective Assignment

- Psychological perspectives assignment The word psychology comes from the Greek word ‘psyche’ meaning mind, body and spirit. The earliest known ideas in psychology also came from ancient Greece. Thales of Miletus (624-546BC) says the brain plays a vital role. This wasn’t always said, as for a long time the brain was thought to be a big snot gland. Pluto (427-347BC) was said to have debated and believed we are all born knowing everything we know, all our behaviours and knowledge we have when we are born....   [tags: study of the mind, ancient Greece]

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The Field Of Studying Greek Medicine

- The field of studying Greek Medicine is one that has existed for hundreds of years, and the interpretations, and understanding of it has evolved significantly as the centuries passed. Through the study of their medical practices we have learned a fair amount about how scientifically sophisticated they were, as well learning a few things that have helped to spark the development of more advanced medical approaches. The following articles that I refer to in this literature review relate to these points and attempt to convey a better understanding of said topics....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Greece, Alexander the Great]

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The Military Of Greek City State

-   During ancient Greek times, the establishment of militaries throughout Greece became very important. The military of each Greek city state is one reason why some of them were very powerful. Around 1600 B.C., Greek city states sought the need to expand its civilizations. The reason being is because early city states were powerful monarchies. The king or queen of the monarchy turned to the rise of military forces to successfully expand their territory. As well as expanding their land, they needed a way to protect their people and themselves....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Sparta, Classical Athens]

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Differences Between Sparta And Athens

- Within different civilizations of the Greek City-States and the Hellenistic World, there were different values, power structures, and politics that made the societies powerful and successful. In the Greek City-States there was Sparta and Athens and in the Hellenistic World, there was different views and ideas for the few rulers of the Hellenistic society. Sparta was focused on the strength of the state and on their military readiness and discipline. Athens was a democratic state focused on the rights of individuals....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Sparta, Alexander the Great]

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The City State Of Athens

- In the year 700 BC, the city-state of Athens, Greece became institutionalized. During this time Athens, gained much military power, which allowed the city-state to become significant culturally and politically. During the institutionalization of this Athens, the city-state took part in festival called Dionysia. The Dionysia festival honored the god Dionysus. Before some of the performances, goats were killed and offered up as sacrifices to Dionysus. During the Dionysia festival the central events consisted of theatrical performances and comedies as well as theatrical performances from 487 BC....   [tags: Tragedy, Drama, Theatre of ancient Greece]

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Greece : A Constant Internal And External Struggle

- Greece is in a constant internal and external struggle as they debate on the best possible options: to remain part of the EU or to leave the Eurozone entirely. If Greece remains with the EU they face receiving more bailouts and even harsher austerity measures which will have to be implemented into the economy. If Greece decides to leave the EU and return to the Drachma other Eurozone members might follow in their footsteps setting off a chain reaction of defaults throughout the EU. These defaults would not only affect Europe but the whole global economy....   [tags: European Union, Europe, Euro, Debt]

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The Current Governmental System Employed By Western Society

- The current governmental system employed by Western society is based on the ancient Greek concept of the polis. In order to comprehend how the West came to adopt the principles of democracy in the early modern period, it is integral to build one’s understanding of the ideas surrounding the establishment and maintenance of the Polis during the dark and classical ages in Greek history. For instance, prior to the development of democracy in Greek city-states, Greek poleis went through periods of oligarchical and tyrannical governmental regimes whose policies served the aristocracy at the detriment of the poorer classes....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Sparta, Classical Athens]

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Transforming Greece's Economy

- The global financial crisis hit in October of 2008. The whole world felt its effects, but one country crumbled the hardest and fastest. In 2009, Greece revealed its 300-billion- euro debt and since then, the country has been the financial center of attention as Europeans now hold their breath in anticipation of a default. Greeks, of course, have suffered the most, with unemployment jumping from 9.4% in 2009 to 19.4% in 2012 to over 26% in 2014 (Greece GDP Data & Country Report). Meanwhile, politicians sit idly and argue over irrelevant policies, such as whether or not smoking should be banned in indoor spaces....   [tags: global financial crisis, greek, control]

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The Town of Greece versus Respondent Galloway

- The Town of Greece is a municipal entity with governmental powers located in Monroe County, New York. The Town Board of Greece meets every month to decide on average municipal situations such as but not limited to voting on local ordinances, special town recognitions, conferring honors on citizens, or swearing in pertinent employees. The Town Board of Greece is comprised of five members, elected to represent approximately 94,000 residents. In the year 1999, the then Town of Greece Supervisor, Mister John Auberger, initiated the practice of welcoming local ecclesiastics to offer a prayer before the start of each Town Board meeting....   [tags: legislative prayer issues]

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Greece : A Roads Than Paved Roads

- As shown above, Greece has more unpaved roads than paved roads. Being that it is such a small country, it is not surprising that it only has 4 major seaports. When it comes to the waterways, there is the Corinth Canal that crosses the Isthmus of Corinth, shortening sea voyage by 325 kilometers (World Factbook). This makes it much easier for intermodal transportation, because it requires less from road transportation. Greece has a few documents that are required when it comes to international trade....   [tags: International trade, European Union]

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Differences Between Athens And Sparta

- Society is defined by its culture, it is determined by its cuisines, language, political, social, and religious structures. They are a major factor in the development of a societies progress in history. While some societies could exist around the same area and the same time, this doesn 't mean that they will progress in the same direction. A societies path could vary from different goals, interests, and conflicts. In Ancient Greece, these societies were called city-states or Polis. These polis was created because Greece 's’ environment was too difficult for a single unified government to be established at the time....   [tags: Sparta, Ancient Greece, Classical Athens]

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How Greece 's Problems Crisis

- How Greece’s problems started- The big problem for Greece is that it is a very corrupt country politically. It’s corrupted both domestically and foreign where large amounts of funding money is being placed in the wrong hands. And 25% of the country 's GDP is falling into undeclared black markets. The severe parts of “The Greek Depression” started in 2009 where fears developed about them not being able to pay their debt obligations due to data that was misinterpreted by the Greek government a while back....   [tags: European Union, Euro, United States, Population]

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Cultural Achievements And Political Failures

- Cultural Achievements and Political failures In western ancient world, there were kings who tried to bring the world come together ideologically, culturally and politically. This caused lot of cultural exchange between people and help them understand and respect each other’s ways of life. On another hand, politically, it created a lot of major wars. It took a large amount of resources and decades to end these wars. As a result of these wars, most kingdoms suffered from both economical and political problems....   [tags: Sparta, Ancient Greece, Peloponnesian War]

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The Nautical Pact Between Albania And Greece

- The delimitation of the maritime border and the continental shelf is one of the most complicated and delicate issues of Albania. It is related to historical affairs, Albanian heritage, economic development, international relations and the exploitation of our maritime natural resources. This delimitation has a great influence on the security and international politics between the states that are included in this issue and most importantly in the security and the prosperity of the region. My research will focus on two important topics related to each other....   [tags: Maritime Issues]

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The And Other Sexual Acts

- Adultery and other sexual acts are often in greek mythology. The Gods sometimes sleep with many women, have many wives, have illegitimate children or all of the above. However, the women are often subordinate to their husbands or the males in their life. Greek mythology is very patriarchal in the sense that the men can do what they please while the women do not have that same freedom. The representation of women in greek mythology suggests that an ancient greek view on female sexuality was that women should not be promiscuous or express/act on their sexual desires, but simply fulfill the desires of men. From what is shown in greek mythology it can be inferred that ancient greeks believed t...   [tags: Greek mythology, Zeus, Ancient Greece]

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Evolution of Slavery in Justice

- ... The payment for such crime called for one-half of the slave’s value. Had an ox supplanted the slave under the same circumstances, the owner of the ox could file no claim against the man who injured his bovine. (“Code of Hammurabi.” 1772 BC.) The significance of the bottom tier crime is that it entitles the enslaved person to a certain right. This thought says something profound about the nature of humanity. Humans value another man’s well-being much more highly than the well-being of an animal, no matter if the human is kin or a member of a conquered tribe....   [tags: Roman Republic, ancient Greece, Hammurabi]

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Aristotle 's Happiness Still Exists

- Aristotle’s Happiness Still Exists Nearly 2,400 years ago, Aristotle authored Nicomachean Ethics in an effort to quantify a way for man to achieve happiness and fulfillment. However since Aristotle lived, the world has become a vastly different place. Technology is more advanced, humans are more intelligent and society as a whole is more connected than ever been before. As time has worn on, thoughts and ideas have become obsolete. But, what about Aristotle’s definition of happiness. Is the theory that happiness can be defined as an activity of the soul, in accordance with complete virtue, with an adequate supply of external goods, while living a complete life obsolete....   [tags: Virtue, Ethics, Emotion, Ancient Greece]

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Athenian Vs. Athenian Women

- Sparta and Athens are two city-states that clashed greatly with each other in Greece. The life in both of these Greek places very vastly differ from each other, and the great differences among these two city-states eventually led them to war. There were similarities and differences involving how each city state was politically, economically, culturally and socially. Along with these, the roles between Spartan and Athenian women differed as well. Sparta and Athens were both advanced and intelligent in their own ways which led each of them to find their own success....   [tags: Sparta, Ancient Greece, Classical Athens]

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Greece 's International Monetary Fund

- This year, the world is watching as Greece is standing up to economic terrorism coming from all sides, most notably the International Monetary Fund that has wanted the Greek government to implement austerity measures. The Greek people boldly made what Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister of Greece, called a "bold choice" ensuring that "democracy won 't be blackmailed". (Cendrowicz, Johnston & Savaricas, 2015) It 's not just the Greeks saying this, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said that the EU couldn 't "crush an entire people", stating that compromises must be made....   [tags: International Monetary Fund, Economics, Greeks]

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Patriarchy in India, China, Greece and Rome

- Most classical society’s political and social organization revolved around the idea of patriarchy, a male dominated social system. This system exacerbated the inherit difference between men and woman and assigned gender roles based on these observations. Men were generally regarded as superior to woman therefore given greater religious and political roles as well as more legal rights. As the natural inverse, women were subordinated and seen as week; their main roles reproductive and domestic. Information about patriarchy in the classical era, though abundant, was, for the most part, written by men, therefore history does not give us an accurate depiction of women’s viewpoints....   [tags: Sociology, Classical Society]

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Differences Between Greece And The United States

- There are many countries in the world with similar legal structures. Some may even have similar branches that have the legislative power to control similar aspects of law. The Hellenic Republic, better known as Greece and the United States are two nations that each have three legislative branches such as the legislative, executive and judiciary divisions. Both nations also have specific forms of local government were leaders can run for office and give their citizens a voice. My reasons for choosing Greece to compare to the U.S....   [tags: President of the United States]

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The Eurozone Crisis: Greece National Debt

- The Eurozone Crisis - Causes and Solutions The so called “Eurozone Crisis” began in 2009 when it became a publicly known that Greece national debt was over 113 % of their GDP. Consequently, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy joined the club with their debt ratio exceeding 100 %. The investors concerned with the level of the sovereign debt, led to increased yield on the bonds of affected countries, which effectively caused the unsustainably deficits in those countries. Although European Union took certain preventive measures by setting up a rescue package, further political disagreements, lack proper planning and compliance with newly established rules, made the problem to grow and continue t...   [tags: global financial crises, voters, economy]

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Socialism Is Not A Miracle Of The Crumbling Nation Of Greece

- Socialism is not a nice word to Americans. An industrialized country, built upon capitalism, naturally views socialism as either ineffective or evil. Leo Huberman, a socialist, once said in his book Introduction to Socialism “The only thing most Americans know about socialism is they do not like it.” Albert Einstein viewed socialism as the only government that could function properly as understood from his many writings on the topic. How could you disagree with Albert Einstein. Historically, however, socialism has not been highly considered as a successful form of government....   [tags: United States, Cold War, Communism, World War II]

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The Communist Party Of Greece And The Eurocomminist Party

- The communist Left entered the post-dictatorship political scene split into two parties; the traditional pro-Soviet Communist Party of Greece and the eurocomminist party of the Interior which was formed after the split of February 1968. Contrary to the two major parliamentary parties, the decade of the 1940s was a frequently addressed topic in the political agenda of the Left in the early years of the metapolitefsi. The restoration of Democracy and the legalization of the communist Left terminated a long period of persecution....   [tags: Communism, Communist state, Politics]

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The Between Greece And Its Impact On The World

- It is important to recognize the earlier emergences of psychology, especially since “most of the concerns of today’s psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of psychology for hundreds or, in some cases, thousands of years” (Hergenhahn & Henley, 2014, p. 1). Although it is doubtful that Athens Greece is the earliest time and place that humans thought about their place in the world, the ability to record these philosophies have allowed the concepts to circumvent the age in which they existed....   [tags: Philosophy, Mind, Plato, Psychology]

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The Great Three Tragic Dramatists Of Greece

- The third and most contemporary of the great three tragic dramatists of Greece, Euripides often expressed controversial ideas in his work. Unlike the other two members making up the triumvirate, Aeschylus and Sophocles, Euripides’ work questioned traditional and widely held social values, and thus, his work was seen as less appealing and less popular to the masses . For example, his first known tragedy, Medea, “attacks contemporary injustices not only to women but also to foreigners” (Hadas, 92)....   [tags: Medea, Greek mythology, Jason, Tragedy]

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The Role of Love in Ancient Greek Medicine

- The Role of Love in Ancient Greek Medicine Among the many Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece, one that was worshipped on multiple levels and to a great extent was Love. This divine force held a powerful role in many aspects of the Greeks’ lives, including the understanding of their own bodies. As the society’s culture moved away from reliance on the Divine, and towards a more scientific method of understanding itself, the notion of love remained ingrained in the set assumptions; its dual ability to cure and destroy underscored the practices of medicine and the understandings of human anatomy....   [tags: Greece Medical Love Essays]

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Ancient Corinth

- Ancient Corinth ?Unlike most other cities in the ancient world, Corinth was a city destined for prosperity and longevity no matter who occupied it or how it was governed.. It is as old, or older, than any other ancient Greek city, with origins that lie only in myths and legends that are more than two thousand years old.. Little is known of who established the city or when it was actually founded.. What we do know is Corinth was a very important city and it became a major player in ancient Greek and Roman history.....   [tags: Greece Ancient History Historical Papers]

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The Origin Of Democracy

- Katharine Campbell Professor Lewin Ancient Mediterranean History 4 October 2015 The story behind the origin of democracy is an intriguing one. Why would those with the power to extract resources (money, land, labor, etc.) volunteer to share this power with those from whom they may extract. A full understanding of this question is crucial to appreciate the derivation of our modern democratic institutions and to assess the consequences and potential solutions to civil conflicts within countries today....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy, Democracy]

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Women During Dark Age Greece

- Women have not always been given power equal to men. During Dark Age Greece, the times The Odyssey was composed, women’s roles were almost limited to childbirth and domestic duties. In The Odyssey, Homer foreshadowed how the perception and roles of women would change in the future. Although the main character in The Odyssey, Odysseus, is a man, he would have never made it to Ithaca without the presence of the female characters. All the women in this epic are unique to one another, but they all come together to create the picture of the ideal woman we all know today....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Greek mythology, Telemachus]

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The Peloponnesian War

- The Peloponnesian War pitted the Athenians against the Spartans. The Peloponnesians’ were an alliance of city-states controlled by Sparta. These two powerful city-states became locked in a struggle for dominance of the eastern Mediterranean area. The roots of the conflict and in particular this expedition is highly complex. As Thucydides says in his history of the war, the underlying cause was Spartan fear of Athens' expansive power. But, the triggering event was Athens' aggressive behavior towards Corinth, an ally of Sparta....   [tags: Ancient Greece]

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marriage and funeral in ancient greece

- Marriage and Funeral in Classical Athens Marriage in Classical Athens was inevitable. It was a part of life. Everyone had to get married, just as everyone had to someday face death. Although most people would not see a connection between marriage and death, the Greeks did. Both define an irreversible physical change—the loss of virginity and the loss of life. This idea of loss, rebirth, and renewal are present in both wedding and funeral. This is evident in the way wedding and funeral ceremonies complement each other in character and content....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Similarities Between Greek And Roman Architecture

- Have you ever seen or visited the Capital building, Washington or amphitheater of Arlinton, Virginia or Cabin John bridge of Washington aqueduct. If an answer is yes, then have you ever think that how we come up with this type of buildings. These all buildings’ basic structures are based on the Greek and Roman cultures’ architecture. Historical records of Western culture in Europe begin with Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Roman culture was very inspired from the Greece culture and they had used very basic ideas to build buildings and temples, to portrait sculpture....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Ancient Greece, Zeus]

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Fighting Injustice in Ancient Greece

- The use of violence as the answer to injustice is addressed in both the Odyssey and the Agamemnon. Violent revenge as a form of punishment was commonplace in Greek culture, but its effectiveness varies between these works. Odysseus' violent retribution against the suitors in his house proved to be successful in ending the injustice that was created by the suitors. On the other hand, the violence used by Clytaemnestra against Agamemnon and Cassandra in retaliation for Agamemnon's killing of their daughter just caused more violence, as Orestes avenged Agamemnon's death by killing Clytaemnestra and Aegisthus....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Human-like Gods

- Because of the under development of science, Ancient Greeks used mythologies and associated to the gods anything that they could not explain or understand, which also have revealed many aspects of their culture and society, including their views toward gods. Through the survived works of ancient Greeks, one can see that the concept of exchange plays a center role in the relationship between human beings and gods; and that the ancient Greeks had absolutely and undeniably respect for their gods, who are human-like and demand to be glorified....   [tags: Ancient Greece]

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Women in Sparta

- James Thompson’s research on women in Sparta is not clear where he got the information. However, he seems to be the only one who does not compare Sparta directly to Athens until the very end, were he provides a chart on why women were more dominant than their Athenian sisters. His main focus of work was explaining what women could and could not do. In the beginning he briefly talks about Spartan boys before beginning to talk about the women. Throughout the article he talks about how having the responsibility of the house, properties and children must have been enormous without the husband there....   [tags: Ancient Greece]

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Greek Culture And Its Influence On The Foundation Of Modern Culture

- Some of the most profound and recognizable features of Western traditions, like political institutions and literary forms, derive from the Greeks. Although Classical Greek culture had a powerful influence on the foundation of modern culture, it also laid the groundwork for the Roman Empire. The Greeks coined the term ethos, which is defined as, “the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations”(Oxford Dictionary). Although the Greek ethos laid the foundation for Roman ethos many elements differ including values, family life, religion, and social structures....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Zeus]

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The Differences Between The Greeks And Romans

- The Greeks and Romans were famous for their ever-expanding empire, it seemed that no matter who was in charge of the democracy the major focus was help the empire to grow. One of the greatest conquerors’ for the Romans was Alexander the Great who ruled during the late 4th century BC. He along with his armies took over a great amount of land from other nations, which is what made him so memorable. Not only was Alexander the Great impressive but the Mediterranean Roman Republic collectively that fought and stretched the rule of the Romans to other nations....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Rome]

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The Classical Periods Of Many Of The Great Civilizations

- The classical periods of many of the great world civilizations were the golden ages of those civilizations. However, just because a civilization’s classical age has passed does not mean that the ideas, institutions, and art have passed as well. On the contrary, the effect from the classical periods of many great civilizations is still with the present civilization. The ideas, institutions, and art that has endured from these civilizations is no accident; the ideas, institutions, and art have had an influence on civilizations up to and including the present day....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Ancient Greece]

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An Analysis Of Homer 's The Odyssey

- In ancient Greece, one would fall into one of the two major classes: civilized and uncivilized. In order to fall into the class of civilized, one must abide by Ancient Greek expectations and societal norms; disregard of these rules would defines one as uncivilized. One’s class would then decide not only their way of living but also their perspective image and worth. In ancient Greece, civilization was important to the Greeks to prove their nation was gaining power and flourishing. Anyone whom displayed uncivilized behavior was labeled as barbaros; consequently diminishing their worth to the nation....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Odyssey, Odysseus, Ancient Rome]

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Life In Ancient Greece

- ‘What it was like to be poor, unemployed and homeless in 1930s USA.’ For an American to go without food for more than a day to us seems unimaginable. The country that so many see as the world leader today, has not always been as strong though. Less than 70 years ago many poor, homeless and unemployed Americans were starving to death. What they went through could be compared to some of the less well off nations today. To begin to understand the plight of the poor, homeless and unemployed American of the depression I will place an average Melbourne family into that situation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Summary Of ' The Last Days Of Socrates '

- Last Days of Socrates Essay The trail of Socrates is one of the most famous trails in human history. Socrates lived from 470 BC to 399 BC in Athens, Greece. Much of his life is known through writings of his students. Considered the founding figure of Western Philosophy, Socrates lives through the transition of his city of Athens from a dominant or hegemony period to a downturn after their difficult loss to Sparta in the Peloponnesian War. His teachings led to much uproar among politicians in Athens....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Plato, Classical Athens, Athens]

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Greek Architectural Practice And Plan

- Greek architectural practice and plan has the aptitude to connect different cultures together over time and space. Greek architecture refers to the architecture of Greek speaking people who occupied the Greek landmass. Greek architecture springs from c. 900 B.C.E to the first century C.E. Greek architecture inclined Roman Imperial architecture supports and joins many Greek fundamentals into its own practice. The Altar of Zeus, Pergamon was created in the early third century BCE after the disintegration of Alexander’s empire....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Roman Empire]

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The Greek Of Greek Civilization

- The Prosperous Greek Golden Age Throughout the history of the Greek civilization, the Greek people have endured many hardships, as well as peace and triumphs. However, one Greek time period stands out the most for being both peaceful and aggressive, the Golden Age. During the Golden Age, Greece and its surrounding colonies flourished with wealth and power, was influenced by several key players, and participated in wars and battles, as well. The Greek Golden Age was one of the highest points of Greek society, and impacted it years later....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Sparta, Greece, Peloponnesian War]

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Important Components Of A Society

- Throughout the history of our Earth, many different civilizations have come and gone, leaving little else aside from documentation or some sort of tangible legacy behind. That documentation, however, is significantly important to following civilizations—and most crucially modern civilizations—in allowing for an understanding of how life, society, and order had been structured to allow for these former civilizations to thrive during their times. These various pieces of documentations of civilizations that now cease to exist have also provided somewhat of a blueprint of both the success and the mistakes that these civilizations made in maintaining functioning societies....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Ancient Greece]

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Greek Pride in the Individual

- Greek Pride in the Individual The culture of ancient Greece reflects the importance of the individual in society in many different ways. The Greeks used art, philosophy, and even their system of government to convey their beliefs in the importance of one single man in a society. Greek artists showed value for the individual. All people were portrayed in Greek art, from the sagging old woman to the ideal athlete. Although early Greek art focused on the human ideal, their later art shows that the Greeks appreciated all forms, and found the human body in general to be a beautiful thing....   [tags: Ancient Greece Greek History]

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The Peloponnesian War

- The Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.) was a conflict between the Athenian Empire and the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta that resulted in the end of the Golden Age of Athens. The events of the war were catalogued by the ancient historian Thucydides in The History of the Peloponnesian War. Thucydides’ writings showed the ancient Greek belief that there is a parallel between the city-state and the character of its citizens; in order for the city-state to be successful, its citizens must be virtuous....   [tags: Sparta, Peloponnesian War, Ancient Greece]

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Culture and Technology in Athens and Sparta

- Culture and Technology in Athens and Sparta The culture of a society, as determined by its political, social and religious structure, is a major factor in the development of its technology. Even societies that exist in the same time and environment can progress in different directions, depending on the interests and goals of the public. The ancient city-states or poleis (polis-sing.) of Athens and Sparta provide an excellent example of how cultural differences influence the development of technologies....   [tags: Ancient Greece Greek History]

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Greek Culture and History: A Comparison of Sparta and Athens

- The age of Greece was a wonderful time for immense accomplishments and discoveries in science, literature, art, language, philosophy, and many other fields of knowledge. Even the alphabet that we use today is derived from the ancient Greek alphabet that was developed from the Phoenicians, who emerged in history around 1150 BC. The Greek culture was developed through periods of time such as Minoan, Mycenaean, Archaic, Hellenic, and Hellenistic ages. "By the beginning of the Archaic Age, the Greeks emerged from their long years of stagnation and moved into an era of political innovation and cultural experimentation."(Matthews and Platt 38) Really, the isolated farming community had developed i...   [tags: Ancient Greece, compare and contrast]

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The Between Sparta And Athens

- Growing tensions among city-states and municipalities in the 5th century BCE would eventually lead to the great Peloponnesian War. At the center of the tensions were the leading city-states of Greece, Sparta and Athens; the growing Athenian empire, in Spartan eyes, threatened their leadership and posed as a potentially never-ending dilemma for the Hellenes. Athenians, on contrary, saw expansion as their natural and rightful progression as a powerhouse. They believed that their empire building was just and that any indictments made against this had no merit....   [tags: Sparta, Ancient Greece, Classical Athens, Greece]

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Tourism in Greece, Italy, and Turkey

- Tourism in Greece, Italy, and Turkey The fall in the costs of traveling over the past few decades has taken tourism out of the sole domain of the rich and extended it to the middle class. Consequently, the world tourism market has exploded, providing countries with a new source of jobs and income. In this paper I will examine the tourism industries in Greece, Italy, and Turkey in the context of both the European and worldwide tourism markets. Several questions will be addressed. How many tourists come to these countries annually....   [tags: Tourist Vacations Papers]

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- Greece has an area of 50,949 square miles and is located at the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. The area of Greece is approximately the same as that of England or the U.S. state of Alabama. Greece is located in Southern Europe between Albania and Turkey. The country is bordered to the west by the Ionian Sea, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the east by the Aegean Sea; only to the north and northeast does it have land borders. The basically Mediterranean climate of Greece is subject to a number of regional and local variations occasioned by the country’s physical diversity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ancient Civilization Sculpture

- ... The figure itself is roughly cut with clasped praying hands, unproportional body and shoulder sizes, and large unnatural eyes. Again, this lack of realism is significant to the time; the focus was not on the realistic portrayal of who it was fashioned for, but what ritual and religious purpose it served. 4. “Limestone grave relief with two sphinxes” Date: late 5th century B.C. Culture: Greece The sphinxes were popular mythical creatures, playing their part in myths and legends and stories throughout time—including the story of Oedipus, and the riddle of the sphinx....   [tags: Greece, Sumeria, Egypt, Byzantium]

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The Olympic Games

- Table of contents I. Introduction……………………………………………………….… 3 II. Ch. 1: Ancient Olympic Games……………………………… 4 III. Ch. 2: Sport Events………………………………………………….pg. 5 IV. Ch. 3: Ancient Vs. Modern.…………………………………… 6 V. Conclusion………………………………………………………………pg. 7 VI. Bibliography.………………… 8 VII. Logbook.…………………………………………………………………pg. 9 Introduction We want to learn more about the Olympic games because the Olympic games are soon we think the history of it is very interesting and important to learn....   [tags: sports, greece]

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Life in a Small Village in Greece

- Life in a Small Village in Greece This paper is based upon the biography of a couple that is living in Playiari, which is a village 25 km from Thessaloniki, Greece. The couple is three years married, after being four years engaged, and now they are living at a house of their own. They do not have any children, so far, but they have a dog whose name is Lambros. Their names are Tasos and Efi. He is the owner of a café and she is working at a branch of an insurance company. I met them almost six years ago when I got hired by Tasos as a waiter in his café, and I chose them for my paper because first of all I feel really comfortable with them and second because they are young so the research tha...   [tags: essays papers]

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Gender Roles in Classical Greece

- Gender Roles in Classical Greece Missing Works Cited In Classical Greece, roles played by males and females in society were well-defined as well as very distinct from each other. Expectations to uphold these societal norms were strong, as a breakdown within the system could destroy the success of the oikos (the household) and the male’s reputation—two of the most important facets of Athenian life. The key to a thriving oikos and an unblemished reputation was a good wife who would efficiently and profitably run the household....   [tags: Term Papers Research Essays]

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Going Back to Archaic Greece

- Going Back to Archaic Greece The Amasis Painter seemed to lure me into his world while reading these works compiled by these very prolific writers. Or maybe it was the writers that brought me back to experience what they felt while studying these paintings and giving up their thoughts to question as they questioned others. In either case it has sparked my interest in this painter, and potter if you will. He combines a perfectionistic attitude with an imaginative flare that is subtle and refined, giving him that contrasting edge that one looks for in an artist....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Anglo-Saxon Warriors and the Klephts of Greece: Their Indo-European Origins

- Anglo-Saxon Warriors and the Klephts of Greece: Their Indo-European Origins Anglo-Saxon warrior bands share the same code of honor as the Greek resistance fighters called Klephts both nations having a common Indo-European heritage and concept of hero. Beginning in the fifth century Germanic invasions transformed the Celtic culture of the British Isles. Anglo-Saxon warrior bands conquered the native Celts and prevailed in England from the fifth until the eleventh century. Warfare, the idea of comitatus, and the Germanic heroic code comprised the Anglo-Saxon way of life....   [tags: History Greek Essays]

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The Evil Eye

- Object Description The evil eye dates back to over a thousand years ago. The earliest known indication of it dates back to the classical period, in Ancient Greece and Rome. Besides being mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman texts, it is almost mentioned in texts such as the Bible and the Quran (Radford). It holds the same meaning no matter where or how the story is told to define it. It is a mischievous look that many cultures believe it is able to cause harm and/or bad luck towards the person it casts upon for hatred or envy....   [tags: Clasical Period, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome]

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Geographic Greece

- Geographic Themes of Greece LOCATION o Absolute - Latitude: 3900 North - Longitude: 2200 East of the prime meridian Relative Location o Spatial: - borders the countries Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Borders the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea Relative Location o Direction and Distance - 6241 miles NE of Dallas, Texas - 324 miles S of Sofia, Bulgaria - 457 miles SSW of Bucharest, Romania - 646 miles ESE of Rome, Italy Size: Greece = Alabama Mercator Map of Greece ca....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- In Euripides’ play The Bacchae, the ideals that were the foundation of Greek culture were called into question. Until early 400B.C.E. Athens was a society founded upon rational thinking, individuals acting for the good of the populace, and the “ideal” society. This is what scholars commonly refer to as the Hellenic age of Greek culture. As Athens is besieged by Sparta, however, the citizens find themselves questioning the ideals that they had previously lived their lives by. Euripides’ play The Bacchae shows the underlying shift in ideology of the Greek people from Hellenic (or classical), to Hellenistic; the god character Dionysus will be the example that points to the shifting Greek ideolo...   [tags: Ancient Greece]

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The Parthenon

- The Parthenon is an amazing Greek temple that was built 2,500 years ago. Even the architects of today have numerous questions about how it was constructed and how it has held up through its eventful past. The Parthenon's detailed appearance is not its only meaningful quality. The Parthenon was constructed as a temple to the goddess, Athena, and as an icon of the Greek people themselves. The Parthenon represents the Greek ideals of humanism, idealism, and rationalism. Humanism was important to the Greek culture because they believed focusing on human values were key to life....   [tags: Ancient Greece]

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Comparing Roman and Greek Art

- Comparing Roman and Greek Art Throughout history art has consistently reflected the cultural values and social structures of individual civilizations. Ancient art serves as a useful tool to help historians decipher some important aspects of ancient culture. From art we can determine the basic moral and philosophical beliefs of many ancient societies. The differences in arts purpose in Greece and Rome, for example, show us the fundamental differences in each culture's political and moral system....   [tags: Ancient Rome Greece History Arts]

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Mythological Gender Profiling and the Women of Greece

- Mythological Gender Profiling and the Women of Greece In the myths of the Centauromachy and the Amazonomachy, the Greeks found a manuscript for moral and disciplinary guidance in their dealings with the women of the time. By assigning the women of Greece hybris, Greek men targeted the women of Greece to intense programs of subjugation and social retribution in order to prevent the emergence of Centaurian or Amazonian traits, which would destroy the patriarchal nature of Archaic Greek culture....   [tags: Papers]

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Delusions of Grandeur – My Summer in Greece

- Delusions of Grandeur – My Summer in Greece It is the lawlessness of Greece that attracts both travelers and outcasts. They arrive on ferry boats with the eagerness of immigrants, drunk with notions of escape and pleasure. This hedonistic lure of the Greek islands is far removed from the academic splendor of mainland Europe. In myth, Greece is a land ruled by the selfish whimsy of the gods, and this climate of self-indulgence blows across the Ionian island of Corfu like a frolicking wind. Teetering, as it does, on the far edge of western civilization, Corfu presents itself as a haven or a refuge, depending on one’s orientation as traveler or derelict....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Women in Politics: Turkey, Greece, and Italy

- Women in Politics: Turkey, Greece, and Italy Turkey ?Turkey?s recently elected Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke a congratulatory message to Turkish women at the beginning of December, 2003, on the 69th anniversary of women?s suffrage and the right for women to stand in elections in Turkey.. Erdogan echoed Kemal Ataturk?s message from decades ago that women and men must be seen as equal parts of a society before a nation can develop.. ?Turkish women have held a respected place in Turkish society throughout history,....   [tags: Political Female Essays]

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Women as Undeveloped Men

- Women as Undeveloped Men Even the hard science of medicine is not always devoid of social information about the culture in which it is written. In ancient Greece, medical texts such as Aristotle’s The Female Role in Generation as well as The Seed and The Nature of the Child, both Hippocratic texts, all reinforced the idea that women are the result of weaker sperm despite differences in the specifics of their arguments. Aristotle wrote about the equivalence of menstrual fluid and male semen, except for menstrual fluid’s inability to generate offspring....   [tags: Ancient Greece Aristotle Female Essays]

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The Effect of Mass Migration on Greece and Rome

- The Effect of Mass Migration on Greece and Rome The fall of the Roman Empire was a mixture of internal and external factors that slowly lead to the complete decay of the cities; Rome and Constantinople. Early explanations blame the decline on Mass Migration. Hundreds of thousands of people left their settlements and set out to find new homes. The fact that such a mass migration took place while the Romans were still in power, was seen as the leading cause for the fall. The Romans were simply overtaken by the massive overflow of inhabitants....   [tags: Papers]

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Labor Movements in Italy, Greece, and Turkey

- Labor Movements in Italy, Greece, and Turkey As a general rule of thumb, European trade movements have been stronger and more effective than those in the United States. Thus the major economic recession in the early 1980s, though experienced worldwide, hit especially hard in Europe, causing unprecedented damage to individual trade unions and labor movements in the postwar era. Governments felt the strain and responded by clamping down on efforts to increase wages and benefits. The European governments became obstinately rigid when approached by labor leaders, refusing to budge, determined that their deflationary policies would bring the countries out of the economic abyss....   [tags: Trade Economics Economical Papers]

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Religions of Egypt, Greece, and the Hebrew People

- How did people revere their gods differently among three civilizations. Did they worship with the same general intent. What were gods’ role(s) in people’s lives. A brief exploration into the religions of Egypt, Greece, and the Hebrew people may bring insight to these questions. Although the main idea of higher beings remains constant throughout societies’ religion, their form of presence in people’s lives varies. I will present the relationship between the leaders and the gods, as well as resemblance to monotheism and systems of government....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Spartan Warriors

- OUTLINE I. Introduction. In society today the term “warrior” is used loosely and sometimes even associated with an athlete training for a specific event. By the fourth century B.C., Sparta designed a culture solely for training soldiers, a warrior culture. The problem with the design of a warrior culture is not in the fighting capabilities of the group, but in the artistic legacy that was lost during the life of a fighting culture. II. Body. 1. Historical Background a.     Prior to the Messenian War b.     After the Messenian War 2....   [tags: Ancient Greece]

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Athens and Sparta

- Greece consisted of many city-states, two of which were Athens and Sparta. Although they were both part of Greece, they had many differences in the types of people and systems of government for each region. Sparta, descendants of the Dorians, were a very war-like city-state. They obtained an over-populated region of Greece, and needed room for agriculture. This is the cause for their war-like mindset. The Spartans were controlled by the Spartan Code, which is a military code that was very strict....   [tags: Greece]

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Menstruation in Virgins

- Menstruation in Virgins Modern society has grown to believe that puberty in young girls, watching as they develop in to women is something beautiful. Though a confusing time, it is also important and special, and even menstruation is seen as a unique rite of passage. This wasn’t always true. In ancient Greece, it simply signaled the time when a girl could physically begin to reproduce, which also meant marriage and management of her own household. Traditionally, the justification for puberty and menstruation came spiritually, the gods deciding that this was the time for such a transition....   [tags: Ancient Greece Puberty Females Essays]

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Sophocles’ Antigone

- Sophocles’ Antigone The character of Antigone in Sophocles’ play, Antigone, is one of the most controversial tragic characters in classic literature. The war in her city has torn her family apart, caused the death of both her brothers, and created a reason for her to fight against the King, her uncle. Her uncle, Creon, makes a ruling that her brother, Polynices, is not to be buried because he is a traitor, but according to her religion, her brother’s soul will not go to the afterlife until he is buried....   [tags: Plays Literature Ancient Greece Papers]

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- Herodotus Herodotus (484-424 BC ?) a Greek historian, known as the father of history, who was the first historian to apply critical evaluation to his material, while also recording divergent opinions. He made his prose style resemble the finest poetry by its persuasiveness, its charm, and its utterly delightful effect. Although his writings have been praised, their trustworthiness has been questioned both in ancient and modern times. After four years in Athens, he traveled widely in Egypt, Asia and the Black Sea region of E....   [tags: Ancient Greece Greek History]

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