One issue that is in dispute between the return of artefacts is whether the artefact was obtained legally from the beginning. Lord Elgin, who was the ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1799 and 1803, was worried about the damage being done to the significant artworks displayed on the Parthenon. So he was issued with a Firman (a royal decree issued by a sovereign in historical Islamic states) that gave him the authority “to take away any pieces of stone with old inscriptions or figures thereon”. Thus, chiselling and hacking out parts of the Parthenon was implied. Elgin claimed that his agreement to take the marbles was with the authorities that controlled Greece at the time, thus it was legally binding.
The Lord Elgin claimed to take them because he feared they would all get destroyed if they stayed in Athens. Since it is no longer the 1800’s and there is a place in the new Acropolis Museum for these pieces I feel they need to be returned. I think that the people of Athens would appreciate having them much more than the British do with them being there. I believe that people will study these sculptures no matter where they are but what better place to see and study what you are looking at better than the place they actually came from. If you are going to Britain and have all British surroundings it is harder to appreciate art that does not origin from where you have to go to see it.
A fear shared by the U.S. and Britain was that if Greece became communist, so would Turkey, and the Soviets would control the eastern Mediterranean. The British economy had not recovered from the expenses of WWII, and England was financially unable to continue to prevent the spread of communism to Greece. They turned to the U.S. for assistance. Truman appeared before Congress on March 12, 1947, asking for support of a new policy that would become known as the Truman Doctrine. He detailed the threat of communism, and Congress quickly agreed to allocate the requested $400 million to prevent the fall of Greece and Turkey to the communists.
Britain had recently removed its troop from the area around the canal, so Nasser decided to nationalise the canal and impose a toll which he could use to fund the dam. Many countries would be influenced by how Britain reacted to this and relied upon Anthony Eden and the conservative party to make the decision. Anthony Eden became prime minister as a member of the conservative party after serving as foreign secretary during World War II. He decided firm action was needed against Nasser’s nationalisation of the Canal and decided to act independently against him, this decision was bound to annoy the USA who were currently involved in the Cold War with Russia, Eisenhower was furious at Britain and at the start of November America pressure fuelled a run on the pound, so that 15% of Britain’s gold and dollar reserves quickly disappeared. As Eden made this decision, many blamed him directly for the outcome rather than the conservative party.
If this were to have occurred then the Greeks alliance with the Spartans could have potentially been lost, as the Spartans may have withdrawn from the war. This would have had a significant impact on the strength of the Greek army as the Spartans intimidated the Persians after the battle of Thermopylae and they also had a skilled military tactics. Also by having Greeks navy roaming the shores of Athens it complicated the Persians tactics, as they were not
Tensions between Greece and Ottomans began during the eighteenth century when Greek men of great influence began to appeal to the Greek exiles to separate themselves from the Ottomans. Events escalated when influential Greek nationalists pressured Greeks who inhabited the regions of the Balkans and Asia Minor to rebel against their Turkish rulers. A revolt in March 1821 sparked the Greek Revolution that would last nine years before the Greeks finally achieved independence in 1830. During this time, there was a pro-Greek movement in Europe to garner support for the struggle for Greek independence. As a result, there spawned a split view on the Greek people and their culture that gave birth to three images: an oppressed people who had endured the tyranny of Turkish rule held by Greeks and some European peoples; a people whose culture had been tainted by the ignorance of Turkish rule held by some European peoples; and a people full of robbers and drunkards who revolt out of ignorance held by influential Turkish leaders.
Rome & America: A Repeat in History Barry Goldwater once said a government that is big enough to give you all you want could be big enough to take it all away. Many factors led to Rome’s fall at the end. In someway they are all connected, but society was the main factor. Self-indulgent and greedy people caused Rome’s downfall of society, and it is similar to what is happening today in the United States. Rome adopted much from Greek culture.
Technologies we use today. The names they give themselves are from our Greek myths. Therefore, Rand has written this story in a crazy world ran by a World Council because she is forcing us to consider the possibility that this nightmare of a world she has set this book in could possibly become a reality. 3. What problem does the major character face?
The only main encounter with a God was with Athena. The Gods in the Odyssey have tremendous power over the humans in the Odyssey, while the Gods in the Lysistrata shaping the course of their own destiny. In Homer’s Odyssey the main character (Odysseus), is trying to find his way home after fighting in the Trojan War. Odysseus encounters many obstacles; any faces many challenges from the Gods. At the same time this is going on Odysseus’ son (Telemachus) and wife (Penelope) encounter suitors who try to invade their home, and Telemachus tries to find his father.
“Elgin Marbles” The Greek Government is facing a moral issue that seems to be very unjustly and just not right. Thomas Bruce of Great Britain removed the “Elgin Marbles” from the Parthenon in 1806, in which they had no right to remove any of the Greek history from its proper grounds. The British Museum still feels they have an obligation to protect these marble sculptures even longer. Greek government to this day still requests to retrieve what was rightfully theirs in yet the British Museum still refuses. These Marble sculptures were dove the name “Elgin Marbles”, in which terms represent the collections of these stone sculptures.