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    Athens

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    Athens Problems with format Three interesting sites in Athens include the Olympieion, Roman Market, and Hadrian?s library.? The emperor Hadrian[1] played an important role in the history and construction of all three of these sites, lending his name to parts of the various structures.? All three sites are located within close proximity of each other, and serve as examples of the vibrant, changing, and extensive history of the city of Athens.? The architectural styles are also definitive of the

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    athens and sparta

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    The cities of Athens and Sparta were two cities located in Greece that both had their own way of running their cities but both had a common goal of being the superior of Greece. Athens is the largest in Greece. The city was founded by Theseus and has been occupied by people for approximately 3,000 years. They were the leading city of Ancient Greece and have been recognized as a major contributor to western civilization. The city is very picturesque with many high hills and the displays of beautiful

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    Ancient Athens

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    Ancient Athens The last Olympic swimmer just touched the wall and the race has ended. Cameras are replaying every single movement from the race and a winner has been clearly decided. Just as these Olympic swimmers will gain a medal for placing, ancient Athens had numerous accomplishments of its own. Athens “prosperity … was due in large part to its stable and effective government” (SOURCE 1). When analyzing the history of ancient Athens, is easy to see how the accomplishments of a democracy,

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    Athens, Greece

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    Athens, Greece Athens was the intellectual center of Greece. It was one of the first city-states of its time, and is still known as one of the most famous cities in the world. It was named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom and the city's patron. In 508 B.C., Athens became one of the first societies in ancient times to invent democracy. Democracy came from the Greek words, demos, meaning people, and kratein, meaning to rule. This form of government was usually held in a meeting place, which

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    Athens and Sparta

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    between Sparta and Athens, and between many other city-states after the Persian Wars. Their rivalry was constant. The most important direct result of the wars was the establishment of Athens as dominant Greek naval power. This gave Athens the opportunity to create, in the years to come, an extensive empire over the newly won territories which had no parallel in earlier Greek history. A new political order emerged among the Greek states centred on the two great powers of Athens and Sparta that was

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    athens rome

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    Athens:  Democracy-rule by the people  Power in Council  Leading the Council was oligarchy (small group of rulers who controlled the judicial, military, civil and religious functions of government)  Oligarchy became powerful and passed laws for its benefit  Farmers and merchants revolted  Nobles saw the danger in the future, so they distributed land of the wealthy to the poor and it gave Assembly power to pass laws and elect gov’t officials 

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    Athens: The History of the City

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    Athens: The History of the City The Beginnings The Athenians have made it their boast that they had never been conquered. Both Achaean and Dorian invaders passed them by, possibly because their rocky plain was far less fertile than the rich valleys of Argos or Sparta. Thus the Athenians represented, or claimed to represent, the purest and most ancient Grecian stock, descended from the gods themselves (Ellis). The initial name of Athens was Akte or Aktike, named after the first king, Akteos

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    Athens was the shining star of the Greek city-states. Athens was a city-state in Greece that was one of the best. Although it didn't have the best army, it had the best brains. Athens is still thriving today with great life,very strong democracy, and convenient location. The Athenian Democracy The Athenian democracy was quite interesting. A New rule of government came to Athens(bbc.co.uk 1). It was called a democracy wich meant “rule by the people” (bbc.co.uk 1). Not everyone had a vote though

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    The Golden Age of Athens

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    In 400 B.C, The Athenian civilization experienced a golden age. The Athens experienced a great amount of peace and prosperity due to their contact and trade with others, and rare warring. During this time, ideas and philosophies were produced. These ideas influenced western civilizations in the areas of politics, science, art and architecture. The Government of the Athenian people had a large impact on western civilizations. In document three, Pericles states his beliefs about democracy. Pericles

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    Athens-Greece

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    Athens - Greece During the fifth century of Ancient Greece the city-states of Athens and Sparta represented two very different forms of living. Spartans directed their time towards their military capabilities while the Athenians were interested in comfort and culture. Sparta’s and Athens’ political and environmental differences along with their different views on women caused the two city-states to be very dissimilar. Two major forms of government existed during Ancient Greece: oligarchy and democracy

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