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    Political Success in Democratic Athens The political atmosphere of Classical Athens was one to behold on a global scale. A style government that had not been so much as thought of anywhere else in the world was flourishing in the powerful polis, and proved to be the backbone of its success in the ancient world. Democracy did away with the tyrants, monarchs, and oligarchs of the past and instead offered a voice to every man in the state who so chose to participate. Many cities of the ancient world

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    China and Classical Athens had disparities proportionate to their physical sizes. The geographical isolation from each other resulted in the differences in demographics, characteristics of government structures, individual duties and roles in government, and the general view of life. The east to west length of the Han Empire dwarfs the city-state of Athens. The maps of Classical Greece and Han China display the basic geography of each area. The surrounding area of Attica around Athens covers less

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    the foundation for later period’s belief in Greek superiority over her neighbors. In Athens the Solonian reforms, Peisistratid tyranny, and the reforms of Kleisthenes all led to the rise of a democratic Athens (Bintliff 2012; 237, 240). During this time, the Persian empire expanded into Ionia and made excursions into Thrace, the region to the north-east of Greece. During the Ionian revolt against Persia, Athens and Eritrea sent military aid (which proved ineffective, as retaliation for the meddling

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    councilors a dichotomous choice, either submit or die. This Athens is a far cry from the popular conception of the classical Athenian state. Athens has always been seen as a mediator, a democratic state where enlightened thinking and thoughtful action take precedent over baser instinct, but what we see from Thucydides’ Athens is more akin to Sparta in the popular imagination. In my imagination this is not an instance of glorifying Athens, misattributing ideals and virtues that they did not have, but

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    According to the PBS Empires series, Classical Greece, and particularly Athens, was the crucible of civilization. As the inventors of democracy, rationalist philosophy, and other institutions valuable to the West, the documentary impresses the importance of Athenian influence upon modern society. It also attempts to analogize the feuds among the Greek city states and the Peloponnesian War to the internal conflicts in Western society. Greek civilization originated with Minoans on Crete, which was

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    first. Glorious Art and Architecture As part of Pericles plan to glorify the city Athens, he set out to have the Parthenon temple built. It was to honor their god Athena and he let Phidias do what he wanted, which included a giant statue of the god. Many sculptors too created statues that represented classical art. Terms and Names q) classical art – examples of these were all over Athens and were basically pieces of art that captured the ideal beauty/grace of humans. It represented

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    Pericles’ Funeral Oration was a significant timestamp in 5th century Greece, Athens and to the Classical World. In the Funeral Oration, he discusses subjects such as the superiority of the Athenian compared to other civilisations. Pericles also expresses his views on the reputation of Athens while undermining Homer, and emphasizes his view on the role of the wives of fallen soldiers in the first year of the Peloponnesian war. The first recording known in history of his speech was written by Thucydides

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    established class system developing through law by the polis. Class or status in Ancient Athens was a part of consensus among many scholars embodying both legal right and social standing broken down into the citizen, the metics, and the slaves. slave/metics/citizen, the citizen and the non-citizen, or another form. Mogens Hansen, a leading scholar on the Athenian democracy and the polis coined the three classes in Athens as the privileged (citizens), the unprivileged (metics), and the slaves. Through

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    cultural advancement. At the heart of the Athens rested the individual, who was becoming accustomed to independent thought. The Athens was incommensurable to any other society. Vast art, architecture, and drama reflect the separation of the Athens from the rest of Greece. The creations that marked the Golden Age have influenced society on a global scale, as Athenian innovations have formed a stronger future. One of the most notable creations of the Athens is the democratic system. Instituted after

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    Pericles

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    text of the Classical World, delivered by Pericles during 5th Century Greece and the Age of Pericles. It is intended as an account of the soldiers lost during the Peloponnesian War, however it is a statement that expresses the myth and ideals of Athens, all of which are relevant to 5th century Athens. It functions as a model for future societies and portrays the unique image and characteristics of Athens. Within the oration, Pericles emphasizes the subjects that forms the myth of Athens, one of which

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