“did the romans conquer the greeks, or did the greeks conquer the romans?” . My final opinion is that the greeks conquered the romans . In my assumption , for the greeks, it must have been much like living before they were physically conquered, they still had all theirs ways of living since the romans copied it. it is much more important to have conquered a civilization with your religion, art, technology, science, philosophy ,literature language, government, and the list goes on: then to have just conquered a civilization because you have a stronger military. The greek beliefs and lifestyles must have been that powerful for the romans to base their whole lives around it and have it impact the reason they were so great.
Lindsey Swidergal Period 7 October 29, 2010 The Greeks Impact on Western Civilization More than thousands of years ago the Greeks made advancements that have affected our society today. Art had affected this by the building of sculptures, different architecture, the beginning of drama, and literature. In math, different solutions were created that we still use in present day. Through philosophy, people came with new ideas of thinking and understanding, Democracy made the society have freedom and increase in advancements. The ancient Greeks contributed philosophy, art, math, and democracy to Western Civilization.
The Best and Worst of Americas Presidents Throughout U.S history there have been many good presidents and also many bad presidents. I believe that presidents should be graded on how they handle the economy, foreign policy, and equal rights. From our first president to our current president those I believe are the three most important grading points. A good economy is very important because it gives people a better living by giving them job opportunities and a way for people to make money. Foreign policy is important because it has a lot to do with the trade, technology, and communications of the United States.
Athens decided to worry more about culture. The Spartans Goverment had A War Like Attitude and best met the needs of ancient Greece. The Athen democratic government, gave the citizens in Greece more freedom. Only Some of the total population of Athens actually had voting rights and all of these citizens were upper class men who were over thirty years old. Women were given
WHAP P.E.R.S.I.A.N. CHART Political: Pericles was the most popular Athenian leader. Under his leadership Athens became more sophisticated. Pericles even boasted that Athens was the “Education of Greece”. Population growth and economic development caused political and social strain but the Athens relived tensions by establishing a government based on democratic principles.
Both the Han Chinese and the Romans made use of technology, and the ways the empires were affected and the way applied the technologies were of a vast spectrum. These societies valued innovation, and especially the Han would honour those culturally significant by attributing the creation of technologies commonly used under the Han to these culturally relevant figures. The effect of central-government and other forms of management on these technologies and their uses had both positive and negative effects. For the Han, a state-induced monopoly had a vastly harmful effect, and if the government had not interfered then the progress of the tools would not have been interrupted. The governing authorities again like to use culturally significant figures in the tales of innovation and invention and discovery.
The Ancient Greeks and Romans made many contributions to our western civilization. They affected our fine arts, government, sports, medics, and philosophies. Their culture has had a very profound impact on the modern way of life . With out their influences our society wouldn’t stand were it is today. Greeks affected western civilization on the matter of politics.
Athens was a direct democracy and many of these ways are still used today. A direct democracy meant that the citizens could vote on the issues directly and that the citizens hold the power. The citizens consisted of any man born in Athens. The non-citizens were women, foreign-born males, and slaves. All of the citizens could belong to the Assembly, and they voted by lottery because they thought election favored the rich, and they wanted it to be equal.
The democratic form of government is most familiar to the modern western citizen. However, there are many forms of communism and dictatorships which exist around the world today. The ancient philosopher Plato protests that a monarchist oligarchy, which calls upon an elite group for governance, is the best possible form of government. However, based on vagueness in terms and overgeneralizations Plato creates a flaw in his argument and weakens its validity. Through the elimination of social class systems and based on the separation between Government and economy it may be seen that the platonic ‘drone’ will not lead to tyranny.
Ancient Greek society has shaped almost all western civilization into what it is known as today; therefore, in a literal sense, they could be considered our unpretentious creators. A good place to start would be philosophy; also can be known as the foundation of this construction of modern society. Though it is not seen externally, our “foundation” is far from destroyed. Philosophy has been an important part of human life even before prehistoric peoples could speak. Socrates, an Athenian philosopher, was a curious man.