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    On the 25th of March 1821, the Greeks’ fight for independence from the Turks began. After years of numerous battles, Greece was able to gain their independence in 1829, although it was not officially recognized by the world until 1833. Out of desperation, the Greeks called out for support from foreign nations. Many answered their call, and their independence would not have been achievable without the help of their allies, who were mainly the French, Russia, and Great Britain. The philhellenes, or

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    The Greek Struggle for Independence

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    On the 25th of March 1821, the Greeks’ fight for independence from the Turks began. After about 8 long years of numerous battles, Greece was able to gain their independence in 1829. Their independence would not have been achievable without the help of their allies, who were mainly the French, Russia, and Great Britain. The philhellenes, or Greece-loving people, in those countries would rally support for Greece, and their revolution was a success because of their support. Greece would not have been

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    The 20th annual Greek Independence Day Parade took place in Boston on April 6th. It commemorated the 193rd year of Greece’s independence from the Ottoman Empire on March 25, 1821 after being occupied for 400 years. The parade was lead by His Eminence Methodios, Metropolitan of Boston and along with Boston’s new Mayor Martin Walsh. The event was filled of Greeks and Greek Americans all coming together to celebrate their Hellenism. Examples of Greek Hellenism were found throughout the parade. Hellenism

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    French paintings presented by Berry were very representative of diversity of subject and style but core values of the Philhellenic movement. Delacroix’s work ‘Episode from the Greek War of Independence’ is very representative of Estafthiadou’s description of Philhellenism drawing on classical antiquity’s heroic prowess. The Greek man sitting astride the horse is foregrounded in the work, dominating over the fallen Turk. His traditional dress is sumptuous and reflects Philhellenistic ideals of the hero

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    support for the Greeks grew making it so that the combined fleets could destroy the Ottomans. Following the Battle of Navarino, Britain, France, and Russia signed a treaty granting Greece an independent kingdom. The Greeks had similar reasoning for obtaining their independence as the Italians stated clearly the Greek Declaration of Independence. “After year of slavery, we have finally been compelled to take up arms, to avenge ourselves and our country against a tyranny so frightful…The war we are waging

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    Would one say that Mohandas Gandhi fits the model of a Greek tragic hero? Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar , India into a middle class Hindu family. Gandhi is most well-known as the leader of the Indian independence movement when India was under British oppressive rule at the start of the 18th century. Gandhi used his self-created method of satygraha, which was based on principles of truth and nonviolence as a way of protest. Because of his nonviolent civil disobedience

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    The Temple of Athena Nike

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    The Temple of Athena Nike exemplifies the early Greek belief that the gods, specifically Athena, held divine providence over government and victory in war. It was built as part of the same project as the Parthenon, one of the greatest achievements of Mycenaean Greece. Lasting from 1300-1000 B.C.E, Mycenaean Greece bordered Epirus, Macedonia, Phrace, Phryapa, Mysia, Caria, and Lydia. Encompassing this time span, Ancient Greece lasted from 8000 to 50 B.C.E. The achievements of Athens in this time include

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    Rise Of Athens Essay

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    By the end of 403 BCE, Athens was brought upon an important decision: what to make of the Athenian government. After enduring the devastating reign of the Thirty Tyrants, Athens had finally regained some of its independence from Sparta by overthrowing the ruthless Thirty Tyrants. Independent and reborn, Athens was weak and was in great need to reform its government for the safety and peace of Athens and its people. Athens is centrally located in Greece and had the strong acropolis of Attica that

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    The Persian War Introduction The Persian War is one of the most famous wars in history and was also known as the Greco - Persian Wars. “The Persian war was remarkable not only for its ferocious battles, which showcased the superiority of Greek military methods, but also for the striking personalities involved, the democratic character of the military command, and the ability of the fractious Greeks to drop their strong divisions and unite behind a single cause.” (Church A. 1). It started from 499

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    What has changed is what society believes contributes to these characteristics. This idea is shown throughout Greek literature, especially in Homer’s epics, The Iliad, and Apollonius’ The Argonautica. The main characters in these poems are proclaimed as heroes and by analyzing them and using the epics as a baseline, we can see how over time the Greeks definition of strength, independence, and a noble cause broadens. In Homers epics, the characteristic of strength is just that, physical strength.

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