These people are called humanist. Many people believe that Ancient Greece is just famous for the movie “Hercules” and those columns on the White House. The truth is, that if the Ancient Greeks didn’t accomplish as much as they had, then life today would be drastically altered. The Greeks are a huge part of our culture, customs, and government. The Ancient Greeks are the most significant to western culture because of its creation of different types of government, ideas on philosophy, and the impact of Hellenistic culture.
The Mediterranean Basin became a more developed and populated society thanks to the early Greeks and Roman people. Although both societies possessed similar traits they were different, and both contributed to the western world in their many efforts in developing their own societies. The Romans, although starting out as a monarchy, developed into a society governed by a republic constitution. This consisted of two consuls, who were elected by the wealthy class people (patricians). There was also a senate, which consisted of members that were aristocrats.
Minoans were very well in connection with Egypt, Asia Minor, and Syria, they trade copper, tin, ivory, and gold with them. They had the best sailors in their period that helped develop a lot of wealth and very little poverty. The language the Minoans used was Linear A, Linear A has still not been translated to this day. The Mycenaeans were Greeks from the mainland who took advantage of the Minoans, and tried to conquer Crete. The Mycenaeans were opposite of the Minoans they were much more warlike.
Greece’s Impact of World Culture The Ancient Greece culture has made many contributions to the world culture of today. The ancient Greeks affected our fine arts, government, sports, medics, and philosophies. The Greek culture has had a very profound impact on the way people live nowadays. One way that ancient Greece affected our culture is politics. Greece had the first known democracy.
Discuss the reliability and usefulness of ancient and modern sources in contributing to knowledge about the battle of Salamis The Battle of Salamis was one of the most significant battles in human history. Why? Well, although it happened centuries ago, the Greek win influenced the growth and preservation of Athenian democracy and influenced Western civilization’s core ideas of freedom and individual rights. Good morning/afternoon Mrs Harnack and students; we are able to learn this through the accounts of ancient sources, and the interpretations of modern sources. By analyzing ancient and modern sources we are able to gain a deeper understanding of the Battle of Salamis and the factors that led to the turning point in the Greek-Persian Wars.
Essay Test on Empires. Han China and Imperial Rome were two of the greatest empires during the classical periods. They shared similarities but were also different in many ways. These similarities and differences significant ways the two empires are strong. Han China and Imperial Rome had different cultures and ways on how to run their country which made them advanced and powerful.
Julius Caesar was one of the most influential and memorable leaders in all of recorded history; he may have been the greatest man of all time. Caesars self-promotion style enabled him to have a swift rise to power; Caesar didn’t always follow the rules, and there's no denying that he left a trail of enemies in his past, but his rise to power was spectacular at that. Unlike many Roman Leaders, Caesar proved to his people that he was the best that could have been; fighting in the front lines with his army showed that he was confident as well as a great tactician. His urge for such a quick rise to power brings forth the question of whether his intentions were all for the good of Rome. It was no coincidence that Caesar ended up with the power and position, with him planning and constructing his future using his nature of a tactician for creating a tactical pathway.
A roman noble would strive to equal, if not exceed the ancestors fame, great deeds and glory thus honouring the family name.  Cicero defined the term gloria as 'praise given to right actions and the reputation for great merits in the service of the republic which is approved not merely by the testimony of the multitudes but by the witness of all the best men' for another man Sallust, the thought of his ancestors and the great deeds they preformed inspired him to uphold the glory of the family name.  The Scipionic epitaphs show clearly that it wasn't just a man's name that was important but his deeds as well. The various epitaphs attest to the successes of the Scipioni family in battle and high office. An example of this is Lucius Cornelius Scipio who was inscribed as being 'the very best of all good men at Rome' that he was 'aedile, consul and censor' and that it was him who captured Corsica and Aleria, it also notes that he gave a temple to the goddesses of weather.
Revealed through the prose of the Odyssey are the values and characteristics that define the culture of “Homeric Greece”. Chief among these are Arete (excellence/virtue), Phronesis (practical wisdom/wit), Kratos (strength/power), Oikos (family/loyalty), Xenia (hospitality), and Kleos (glory). Being in a collegiate Greek organization I am no stranger to Arete as it is ultimately, like the heroes of Homer, what we seek to attain, as we put it: “to achieve a sound mind in a sound body” so that we may best “become balanced men and leaders for the world’s communities”. The stories of the Iliad and the Odyssey are ones of great men and women seeking Arete. By endeavoring to achieve this greatness through grand words and deeds one could also attain Kleos, or glory, something the ancient Greeks valued highly.
Greece had the first known democracy. The Greeks affected many of our current constitutional rights. In both the US democracy and the Athenian democracy where political power can be exercised by the citizens. Pericles had three goals, to Strengthen Democracy, Hold strength in the empire, and to glorify Athens. Pericles stated that he wanted all citizens to have an equal opportunity to serve the public.