The Spartans were celebrating the Carneian festival, in honor of Apollo, as the Persians threatened to conquer them. Sadly, Spartan law forbid the army fight back during the festival, King Leonidas was only allowed to take his personal bodyguard and a few others to fight alongside him at Thermolypae. Leonidas clearly realized he would not return from battle, which was his partial intention. The Oracle at Delphi had prophesied that Sparta would mourn the loss of its city or one of its greatest kings. Therefore, King Leonidas believed if he went and sacrificed himself, Sparta would be saved.
Notes for Olympics Controlled Assessment! Slide 1 Hello everyone Have you ever felt like you weren’t going to succeed or reach your ultimate goal? Have you ever wanted to be known for something you love or enjoy? There is a place where all your dreams can come true, The Olympics were peoples dream become reality Slide 2 The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in southwest Greece. The Games were part of a religious festival from 776 BC – 393 AD and were held in honour of Zeus, king of the gods they were staged every four years at Olympia.
Looking at his family tree we can see that Odysseus is the great-grand son of Hermes and the great-great-grand son of Zeus; he is a descendent of gods. The evidences mentioned above shows that Odysseus meets the first characteristic of a Greek hero. The second characteristic of a Greek hero is that he must perform extraordinary feats. That is also one of the Odysseus’ characteristic because he overcomes all these extreme dangers; he comes out alive after wondering for ten years and facing the most extremely dangerous creatures and
Zeus was “not even particularly concerned when the young boy went missing a few years later and did not expend much effort looking for Ares” (Sharon2). It turns out that the “giant Aloadai twins had caught Ares and locked him in a bronze jar. Ares almost lost his mind in captivity, until Hermes was able to release him from the jar” (Sharon2). This led for Hera to decide that Ares should live somewhere else. He ended up living with Priapus, who trained him in the art of dancing and martial arts.
Preserving artifacts is great for Greeks economy because it attracts millions of tourists each year and makes thousands of jobs. Greece attracts so many tourists every year because of their techniques to conserve their ancient monuments and artifacts and the acropolis in Athens has even been described by UNESCO as “the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek antiquity to the world”. Sculptures from ancient Greece is also something that is world-wide known and admired until today. Artists that study sculptures and ancient art will always search for Greece as a primary resource of arts and ancient history. The Greek economy may not be doing so well nowadays but even tough they lack money in various areas they never let their cultural artifacts in a bad state.
When Philip of Macedon conquered Greece in 1338 B.C.E., Greeks did not feel the gods had deserted them. They simply believed that Philip for all his power and glory, was just one more tool in the hands of the Olympians. When he was assassinated in 336, only two years after his dramatic triumph, his new subjects nodded knowingly to one another: the gods had grown tired of him. These sorts of intriques, of course, would have been typical among the gods, and therefore familiar to both Greeks and Macedonians. Ruling the former Persian Empire turned out to be more difficult than defeating it.
Alexander the Great, the most amazing and most important Greek in not just Greece but the world of his generation, by conquering most of the “civilized” world before he turned thirty one. Alexander the Great was the son of Philip, general of Macedonia, and Epirus, princess of Olympus, and was born in Pella, Macedonia in the autumn of 356 B.C. During his childhood Alexander was tutored by Aristotle and it is said that even back then he displayed a hunger for glory. (Lincoln Library 11-12) When Alexander turned twenty his father was assassinated leaving him the Macedonian army of 35,000 men. Alexander and his army, containing more Macedonians then Greek soldiers, right away started to take over the Persian Empire by conquering Phoenician
Rudy’s chances of dressing for a game were slim to none because Devine was a harder head to crack. After two years already being on the team one of the final games were coming against Georgia Tech and Rudy still hasn’t dressed. That was than the team line up, head captains saw the dedication, motivation and spiritual mind Rudy had. Beginning with the captain entering Devine’s office saying he wants Rudy to take his spot for the final game. Devine said he lost his mind and he wouldn’t do such a thing.
He was not allowed to eat with the team he could only attend “black only” restaurants. He also had to live off campus with other African American students. And Owens did not receive a scholarship during his time at Ohio, so he was required to work a part time job to pay for his schooling. Jesse Owens is commonly known for his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics; however his best athletic performance was in May 1935 at the Big Ten championship. Owens set three new world records and tied a fourth one.
In the movie Rudy’s family is somewhat dysfunctional with his older brother being the antagonist who always made fun of dreams and tried to tell him it would never happen. His Dad did not support him and just expected his sons to follow in his footsteps and work at the power plant he ran. Rudy did not have an older brother named Frank in real life; the character is all the people telling him he couldn’t do it combined into one. Also in real life Rudy had two older sisters and was the oldest boy of 14 children. He had a well-structured and supportive family in real life.