These aspects of their culture were vital to their identity. New styles of art showed up all over Greece due primarily to Athens’ influence. The theater was one area where Athenians were particularly superior. This was due in part to their famous festivals for the God, Dionysus, the most well-known being the Dionysia. Aeschylus was one dramatist who was revolutionary in these festivals; even to this day we utilize his works.
Paper 3 “1” In Ancient Greece there was the Spartans and the Athenians. The Spartans had a oligarchy type of government while the Athenians had a democracy type of government. The Athenians democratic government was decently equal and pretty advanced for its time. During this time war was popular, but Athens decided to focus more on comfort and civilization then their military. Sparta put a military attitude in its society and made it the first priority to have a powerful army.
“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.
An initial aristocratic tone, though often modified, had demonstrated continued validity even in democratic centers such as Athens. Greek aristocrats could agree on the need for wise political service and devotion to political life. Some of their ideals had extended to a wider group of citizens and underwrote the intense political loyalties of the city-states. At the same time, other political trends had modified aristocratic rule, particularly through the advance of democracy. Greek political and economic control had spread widely along the eastern and northern coasts of the Mediterranean, and around the Black Sea.
Compared to other powerful leaders, Lycurgus of Sparta and Pericles of Athens, Solon was the mediator for Athens. He developed a humane code of laws that also helped form the foundation of the Athenian democracy. The people of Athens
In Document #2, Pericles, is describing a democratic government, which does not discriminate the poor, allows social advancement to everyone, and citizens that participate in government actively. You can see this type of government in our modern society today and in other countries too. Most Greek city-states had a democracy, especially Athens. One particular culture that has advanced for thousands of years and is still advancing is the study of medicine and medical practices. Document #3 shows the Hippocratic oath created by Hippocrates who was a doctor and was the first to diagnose natural causes, not religious or superstitious causes, for sicknesses and the diseases.
(Doc E) Explanation: It seems right that all should have a share in office filled by lot and any citizen who wishes to speak should be allowed to speak. Evidence: The steersman, boatswains, ship masters, lookout- men, and the shipwrights have brought the state much power through their logical thinking. (Doc E) Explanation: They all are smart and possibly even better than the best born elite, and can have a lot of great suggestions in say of things if given equal chances. So everyone in Athens was given equal rights even if not the brightest and they can make major impact on their community. Paragraph 4 –Body Topic sentence: Athens had a better system because citizen’s had more of a voice in government.
What civic virtues are important for young people to have today and why? What ideas about government did the Founders find in classical republicanism? ● Founders studied the classical periods of ancient Greece and Rome - most influence from the Roman Republic: 509 B.C. to 27 B.C. How does the architectural style of some government buildings symbolize the influence of ancient Greece and Rome on the Founders?
The Lacedaemonian Constitution By: Jarred Salha Athens & Renaissance Florence Research Seminar Professor Horowitz December 8, 2009 “The Lacedaemonian Constitution” Sparta has always been admired for its dedication to ideas, discipline and stability. One of the concepts which Greeks admired was the Spartan constitution, which was a combination of oligarchy, monarchy and democracy. Historians have addressed the question of whether the Spartan constitution was effective, and worthy of admiration, in two primary ways: the application of its laws and their effect, and the process by which the governing body was assembled. It is generally agreed that the constitution was a success because Sparta accomplished
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.