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    Government: Athens was one of the first places to develop the idea of a democracy. They experimented with the idea of a direct democracy where instead of electing a representative who voted on the citizen’s behalf, all citizens were able to vote for themselves. However, not everyone was a citizen. To be a citizen one must be born in Athens, male, landowning, and free-born. After meeting all the requirements they were able to vote on all bills and legislation. The assembly was a main aspect of Athenian

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    Archetypes Of Perseus

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    wants a Gorgon head more than anything, so when Perseus has nothing to give to the king he declares that he will bring back the head of Medusa. His first stop on his journey is at Delphi where he learns where the Gorgons are located. Then, he meets Athena , who gives him a shield to use as a mirror, so he does not turn to stone by looking directly at the Gorgons. Also, Hermes gives him a magic sword that can cut through anything, including Gorgon scales. He also helps Perseus by telling him how to

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    The Odyssey, the people of Greece worshipped the gods for advice and guidance. The gods then decided if they were going to help or ignore their people. This is seen in The Odyssey where Athena decides that she will help save Odysseus. To help save Odysseus, she first decides to talk to his son, Telemachus. Athena, the goddess of wisdom, gives advice to Telemachus. As of this point on, the reader observes a change in Telemachus. From a shy and timid boy now becomes a confident and self-assured man

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    A Short Myth on Poseidon

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    against Athena to see who could present the humans with a better gift. The humans had promised to name their capital city after the winner. Poseidon had devised the horse, a magnificent animal, but Athena had invented the olive tree. After eating the fruit of the tree, the mortals instantly fell in love with its taste, and so they declared Athena the winner of the contest. The capital of Greece, Athens, was named after her. Poseidon had been furious that day. He should have won, not Athena! His gift

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    of Greece’s most thriving cities. Legend says that when the city was first formed, the Greek gods Athena and Poseidon both wanted to be the city’s patron. The people did not want to make either god angry and Athena understood this. She suggested that both gods give the city a gift and have the people decide which was better. Poseidon tried to bring the city fresh water but made a salt pool. Athena on the other hand ...

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    Essay About Medusa

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    Parthenon with her friends. The Parthenon was the largest temple to the goddess Athena in all the land. It was decorated with amazing sculptures and paintings. Anyone who entered was awed by the beauty and intricacy of the fabulous temple. They couldn’t help but think of how grateful they were to Athena, goddess of wisdom, for inspiring them and for watching over their city... Athens. Everyone, that is, except

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    The Greater God

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    with him, but since he is king he was forced by Menelaus and Agamemnon to honor his oath and fight in th... ... middle of paper ... ...does not want to seem “soft”. Odysseus never looks at Athena that way. Odysseus just looks to her for help, not to change himself, or to help the world. Neither does Athena want to help Odysseus change for the better or save the world. Evy is by far the better mentor. She does not only make Rick a better person, she sees the true hero within him. For the most part

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    girls and knifes to there throat. Athena is the only one not in there hold with her bow and arrow not knowing which way to shoot. Gabriel sneaks up wake sone of the men with his handle sword which has the lion on it for the handle. The man he knocked out

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    Greek God Research Paper

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    There were 12 main gods and they all sat at the top of the huge mountain, and watched over all the humans and mortals on the ground below. I think the goddess Athena was one of the most interesting of the gods. In the end, her family, life story, looks, celebrations, history and any other facts are all extraordinary. Athena had many family members and a very

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    The People vs. Orestes

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    The People v. Orestes In the last portion of 'The Orestia';, titled 'The Euminides';, Aeschlyus describes the trial of Orestes, who is brought in front of a jury on the charge of matricide. The jury hands in a tied verdict and the goddess Athena casts the deciding vote in favor of Orestes. This of course begs the question: Was Athena's decision fair? I believe that this decision was in the best interest of fairness because Orestes was motivated by Apollo, enraged by the murder of his father, and

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