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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 first year of fighting between Athens and Sparta is drawing to a close. As is customary during war, Athens holds a public funeral to both celebrate and mourn their fallen soldiers. Such ceremonies typically featured an oration given by a respected Athenian – with this year’s coming from renowned statesmen Pericles. Previous orations had focused on celebrating the Athenian military by recounting their trials and accomplishments. Pericles decided to depart from this convention, believing it was

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    changed the socio-political scene in Athens is what will be considered in this paper. The paper will have three sections, each detailing the various stages of political development from the kings of Attica to the time of Pericles when, in its golden age, Athens was at the height of its imperial power. The historical sources used are "On Democracy and Oligarchy" attributed to Aristotle and Xenophon, "The Rise and Fall of Athens" by Plutarch and "History of the Peloponnesian War" by Thucydides

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    to be reminded of them on this day because, sooner than you know, you must align yourself with the spirit of one or the spirit of the other. The first group lived about 2,500 years ago in the place which we now call Greece, in a city they called Athens. We do not know as much about their origins as we would like. But we do know a great deal about their accomplishments. They were, for example, the first people to develop a complete alphabet, and therefore they became the first truly literate population

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    Athenian victory over the Atlanteans, who are associated with a more conventional and what Plato understands to be an incorrect model of creation. Thirdly, I will show how the perseverance of this tale and the character of the ancient Athenians through history and epic poetry through a revered figure like Solon shows not only Plato’s concern with the cultural and political impact that his theory of matter has upon everyday life but is a means of consolidating the theory in a large cultural milieu. Ultimately

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    leader’s and he really has done the most for his role in leadership. First off, it was proven that Pericles treated everyone with respect, and people loved that about him (Moulton, 111). Second, he lead himself and his delian league to victory, and Athens changed for the better since then (Moulton, 111). Out of all the similarities and differences between Pericles and Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Pericles really has shown that he is the greatest leader and no one could ever go beyond him. Between being the

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    Prostitutes in Ancient Athens

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    Prostitutes in Ancient Athens Works Cited Missing Ancient Athens was a highly polarized society in which citizenship meant everything. Citizenship permitted individuals to not only participate in the democratic government but also gave them access to all the rights and splendors of the city. A citizen controlled influence over slaves, foreigners and most importantly women. Athenian women were relegated to the status of child bearers and keepers of the household. There was no room for personal

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    The Old Oligarch: Revealing Athens as a World Class City "It might be suggested the ability of the allies to pay tribute is the strength of Athens" (The Old Oligarch, I, 15). Indeed. It is this characteristic in particular of the Delian League that leads it to be rightfully called the Athenian Empire. If each state had maintained its own fleet, and sent it to join the League in its expeditions, they would have held on to a significant measure of independence. Instead, a critically large

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    The Athenian victory in the Battle of Marathon, illustrated by Plutarch in the Life of Themistocles, shows similarity to modern themes on underdogs, like that in the movie Forrest Gump and the book “The Help”. In this paper, I will argue that these ideas are similar because of the common theme represented in many movies, TV shows, and books. Humans tend to root for the underdogs even if they don’t believe the underdogs will succeed. The Battle of Marathon was fought by the Athenians and the Persians

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