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  • The Ancient City

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    The Ancient City Pompeii 'How democratic was Pompeian politics?'; In order to answer the above question, it is first necessary to consider the exact meaning of the term 'democracy';. Whilst it is difficult to give an exact definition of the word, it is certainly possible to create a list of the implications of democratic government for a society and its citizens. Perhaps the most obvious of these implications, certainly when considered from a modern standpoint, would be that every full member of

  • Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities

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    Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities is a concise and surprisingly refined assessment of the Ancient Greek world, from the early dark ages to late Antiquity, told uniquely through the history of eleven city-states or “polis”. Paul Cartledge’s Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities, details the cultural traditions, trade, and politics that laid the foundation of the sprawling Aegean civilization. By examples of the successful polis Cnossos on the island of Crete, and continuing through to

  • The Colosseum: The City Of Rome In Ancient Rome

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    In ancient Rome, where did you go to have fun or enjoy a show, interact with people. Was their a place or building that can be able to entertain the crowd. Well the Colosseum was the only way where people from Rome, Italy were able to go for entertainment. The Colosseum was design as an amphitheater arena for the people from Rome can enjoy the violent shows they hold. In Rome, Italy during that ancient time it was a very violent and scare era. Therefore, they entertain themselves with gladiator fight

  • Ancient Greece: A Time Of Great Cities And Lives

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    Ancient Greece: A Time Of Great Cities And Lives Ancient Greece was an interesting time and place with huge markets in which people could sell items of every kind. Strict laws with even stricter penalties if broken, a place where women were did not have as many rights as they do today, and along with the most outstanding army in their time. A quote that goes along with this time is; "I have killed one I have killed two -- the vampire who said he was youo." - Sylvia Platts. Likewise in the Ancient

  • The History Of Egypt: The City Of Ancient Egypt

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    The country of Egypt, in particular the people of ancient Egypt, resides in the North East corner of Africa. The country spreads along the length of the River Nile congregating in the lower region (however, as the Nile is the only river in the world to run backwards, technically the lower region is in top of the country). Originally a divided country with two Pharaohs, Egyptian civilization coalesced around the year 3150 BC, and so began the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt (According to the

  • The City States of Spart and Athens in Ancient Greece

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    existed in ancient Greece. Two of the main poleis, or city states in Greece, were Sparta and Athens. Although both of the city states were located in the same area of the world; they had different ways of living. Sparta and Athens had many differences in how they ran their city states. There were many political, economic, and social differences between the two city states. Sparta and Athens may have had their differences but they fought side by side against the Persian invaders. The city states fought

  • The Ancient City of Jerash

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    essay is going to discuss the ancient city of Jerash (Gerasa) that is in modern day Jordan, with particular emphasis on the Christian community and their churches. Along with the rise of the Christian community in Jerash, there was rapid increase of the building of multiple churches in the fifth and sixth centuries, and why this may have occurred in such a small amount of time. This culminated in the last church being erected just before 611 AD, which was before the city started on a slow decline beginning

  • Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi

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    Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi, by Timothy R. Pauketat, is on the history, society, and religious customs of the Cahokian people. Consisting of twelve chapters, each chapter deals with a different aspect of Cahokian society. Chapter one opens up by telling the reader how the stars in the sky played an important role in the Native American belief system. The Planet Venus was the key figure in all of this, in fact the ancient Maya believed Venus to be a god. According to the

  • A Closer Look at the Myths of Cities in Ancient West Asia

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    Myths of Cities in Ancient West Asia The Mesopotamia cities of Uruk and Ur are cities of sacred and monumental images. These cities of Mesopotamia have unique characteristics, which go into the design of these two cities. Monumental organization and planning was carried out only in the centers and complexes of Mesopotamian cities. These centers were laid out using axial planning (rectangular arrangements). These huge centers contrast strikingly with the most important parts of the cities, which

  • Ancient City of Mount Vesuvious was Destroyed in One Night

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    It seems that everyone knows the story of the mountain that destroyed an ancient city in a single night. Mount Vesuvius is a name that people associate with a great destructive power, violent death, and absolute obliteration. Indeed, multiple writers, such as Darley, call it, “The most famous and most accessible volcano in the world” (18). Still, this fame does not mean that people know the volcano to the full extent of its glory; indeed, most people do not know the science that caused the turmoil