The 'Radical Democracy' came about when Athens became more democratic with the introduction of a system of changes that allowed greater participation from ordinary citizens. By 508-07 BC, Athens was under the influence of Kleisthenes. He introduced a series of political reforms which turned Athens in a much more dramatic direction. One of the main results of Cleisthenes' reforms was to reduce the power of the upper classes. He did this by introducing the deme system.
Alexander’s destruction of the Persian monarchy created opportunities for Greek administrators, engineers, intellectuals, merchants, soldiers, eta al and those who followed Alexander and his successors could participate in the new political unity based on the monarchy’s principles. His successors used force to establish military monarchies that dominated the Hellenistic world after his passing. Autocratic power became a regular feature of those Hellenistic monarchies and was part of Alexander’s political legacy. It is obvious that his vision of empire inspired the Romans who were the real heirs of his legacy. He left not just a political legacy, but a cultural one which resulted in Greek language, art, architecture and literature which spread throughout the Middle East.
For the purpose of this paper, attention will be focused on the Antigonid, Ptolemaic, and Seleucid kingdoms and how these powerful institutions employed these particular methods to legitimise their personal monarchies. The use of propaganda to form alliances by the successor kings, as a political strategy, is most certainly visible in the century following Alexander’s death in 323 BC . It could be argued that Antigonus I, through his proclamation of Greek freedom in 315 BC , was engaging in propaganda as a means of securing legitimacy and power for his monarchy. We know from Diodorus ; Antigonus marked Cassander as an enemy of the Greeks and Macedonians and accused him of attempting to enthrone himself in Macedon. He then proclaimed freedom of the Greeks.
Greek revolutionary workers did lots of work to promote their ideals into the minds of all Greeks; the president of the revolutionary government, Alexander Mavrocordato, talks about Greece’s freedom and it’s sovereignty in his “Declaration to the Christian Powers”, with its own government and peaceful operations. As the president of his government, he would want to portray the status of Greece in a good light to appear stable and not a target for other countries, especially Russia, and to instill pride in the citizens in the fact that their revolutions were a success (Doc 10). He and many others worked to make the Greeks feel that this revolution was their ticket to saving their culture. They work to bring together their people so that they all have a common goal towards their freedom. Other people worked to spread ideas of nationalism through poetry and other literary means.
After Philip II’s death in 336 B.C., Alexander the Great took over the war effort. Greece was currently under Macedonian control and Darius III tried to use this situation in his propaganda effort. In response to an offering of peace from Darius III, Alexander responded in a letter which included several accusations towards the Persian king. He accused the Persian king of calling for a war against Alexander, and bribing politicians in order to destroy the peace that had been established in Greece. Darius knew that the Greek’s wanted to free themselves from Macedonian rule and things would be a great deal easier for him with the Greek’s on his side.
“modern history is divided between the working class and the capitol class” * This is significant to the Socialist Action Party because people in the USA are divided by working titles, and this party wants to deplete that. The party wants to deplete this division and create a better society by creating better workers. They can work with employee and instill in them the qualities of being a good worker. This will therefore deplete the division because now everyone will have what it takes. 7.
The ancient Geeks had a significant impact on the western civilization. Ancient Greek culture can be seen all over the world. In the fields of art, architecture philosophy, math and drama. One Greek who made contributions to philosophy was Socrates. He believed in the Socratic Method he stated people should question the world around him.
After the destruction of the Persian Monarchy, his vision came to life and created opportunities for the Greek and Non-Greek people. Alexander followers enacted a new political legacy created an autocratic power throughout the Hellenistic world. Alexander the Great also left a cultural legacy. As a result of his conquest, Greek culture became widespread influence sprang forth diffusion of Greek culture. In conclusion, Alexander the Great persistence and determination consolidated monarchical power and enacted the basic characteristics of the Hellenistic
A History of Ancient Greece Legacy Author: Robert Guisepi Date: 1998 A Vital Legacy The final complexity in dealing with classical Greece (and then Rome) involves its relationship to us - to contemporary residents of North America. For most Americans, Greece constitutes the first phase of "our own" classical past. The framers of the Constitution of the United States were intensely conscious of Greek precedents. Designers of public buildings in the United States have dutifully copied Greek and Roman models. Plato and Aristotle continue to be thought of as founders of our philosophical tradition, skillful teachers still imitate the Socratic Method in seeking dialogues with students, and reliance on scientific methods of inquiry
The culture of ancient Greece influenced the Western civilization in a great manner that some of our modern-day cultures could be traced back to ancient Greece. Just take a look around you and you see that some architecture is based upon ancient Greek architecture. For example, the White House has Greek-style columns, while the Lincoln Memorial has Greek-style monument. Also the Olympic Games and the sport events in them comes from ancient Greece. So, these cultures do actually take part in our modern world today and are clearly present.