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. If you think of America you think of mainly one thing, democracy. The Athenians invented democracy. Athens was founded around 500 B.C. Athenians were the first ones to give power to someone who they think will actually be good for that job, and not simply due to noble blood or force.
154) After the rise of Julius Caesar the whole Mediterranean world became under roman legeslation. (pg.154) One of the most profound leaders under Julius Caesar, Marcus Cicero a philosopher who oppossed tyranny and political corruption. (pg.154) Cicero believed that monarchy, aristocracy and Democracy were the three principles of construction to a good government. (pg.155) Rome was more based on a legeslative attack, romans in the old days are more recollected for having great knowledge of the world we live in today. One of the most influential people in Rome was Marcus Cicero, a great philopsoper as we say and exam most of his work today we see a story of a honored and respected man as well as loyal, but his loyalty would prove to be his greatest downfall and which would lead to his exicution.
The Greek language had always been more prolific than Latin, and the spread of embryonic Christianity was made possible by the widespread language. As Roma traded its powers to foreign chiefdoms, Constantinople retained the Imperial tradition until its conquest by the Ottoman Turks. One might say, however, that the very conservative Roman Empire in Constantinople caused its own demise by an inability to take back territories from Barbarians in the west and Arab conquests in the
Citizenship in Rome and Athens To become a citizen in the United States of America you would have either been born here or gone through the naturalization process. A long time ago in other places citizenship wasn’t as easy as now. The city state of Athens had a population of three hundred thousand but only a few had citizenship. The Roman Republic had about forty five thousand for their population and most had citizenship.A citizen is someone who is under the control of a state, also has rights and duties. Who (Rome or Athens) has the better citizenship system?
This is partially due to writers and artists that were employed. (Coppersmith 167) Well known political cartoonist Thomas Nast who is credited as the creator of the Republican Elephant and the Democratic Donkey was one of the core artists at the time, as was Theodore R. Davis, Henry Mosler, and the brothers Alfred and William Waud. The New York Herald which operated from 1835-1924 sold over 81,000 copies throughout the whole war. The paper was staunchly Democratic, and anti-catholic. It was also one of the first papers to report on the Battle of Fort Sumter.
The Romans were once the most influential people in the world. Although they changed the way people viewed architecture and education, their government, culture, and trade system changed, yet somewhat stayed the same. From 500 BCE to 476 CE, these three topics were areas of advancement and achievement in the Roman Empire. Before 500 BCE, the Roman Empire was just that; an empire. However, when the Roman citizens got tired of dictatorship, the government drastically changed.
Rome represented a sharp break from the Hellenistic and Greek civilization after Rome had successfully taken over all the small kingdoms of the Hellenistic world and then incorporating these small kingdoms into the Roman Empire. We can still see that Greek influences never really went away and it always remained alive in Rome culture to a much lesser degree in areas such as politics economy and military even after the end of the Hellenist period when Octavian conquered and defeated Egypt under the rule of Cleopatra in 30BC The Roman Legion and the Greek Phalanx were two of the most amazing revolutionary tactics that was developed in ancient time. The Greek Phalanx and the Roman legion were both responsible for innovating new forms and ways of defeating an enemy. There use of tactics is what revolutionized the way war would be fought from then on. We will soon see that both of these ancient tactics have various things in common as well as many differences.
William Thomas Oliver 11 September 2011 History 101 Mr. Alexander The early Ancient Mesopotamian civilizations wrote laws that have evolved somewhat into what we use today in our modern laws. What I observed in this topic is that in Ancient Middle East laws were written by kings, not by a group of people known as a governing body. The legal code of Hammurabi from Ancient Middle Eastern time were the most famous laws made after the Hebrew Torah. These laws are interesting to most readers because it tells us how the attitudes of ancient Babylonians. There attitudes were a little barbaric in a sense of the punishments, death, breaking of bones, gouging out of the eyes tied up and cast into the water, I guess its what we call now a days, “ an eye for eye, tooth for a tooth”.
Hugo Valdez 12/09/11 Final Exam Essay HIS 3060-002 Prof. O’Bryan Aeneas Influence on Rome and Augustus Virgil’s the Aeneid serves as a great poem that is highly influential in Roman society, especially during Augustus rule over Rome. The Aeneid and Aeneas were an influence over Rome for many reasons, one of the most important is that it offered Romans a story/tale in which the people could believe in and look up to. Virgil mentions many gods who often commanded the Roman’s ancestors, the Trojans, and serves as a great story as to how Rome came to be and what Rome would be like. Aeneas’ struggles and long voyage towards the founding Rome is an inspirational story that shows us how the Roman gods had a plan for Aeneas and Rome. As