Morale The morale of the Greek soldiers in comparison to the Persians contributed to their victory. The Greek soldiers were fighting with patriotism for the freedom of Greece. Athens was sacked and burned by the Persians after the battle of Marathon. As a result, many of the soldiers had a direct emotional attachment to their fighting and role in the war. This gave them an edge over the Persians who were fighting for their leaders, without any emotional attachment to the cause of fighting.
Athenians truly invested this thought into their lives from everyday mundane tasks and civic duties, all the way to their art and world renowned architecture. This created a sense of naturalism in artworks of the Hellenistic period. For example sculptures of athletes became much more attentive to detail and proportion. In another perspective, we can look at the military and government aspects of the oration. Pericles boasts on Athens military versatility, no country would attempt an invasion of Athens
Athens vs. Sparta There were many differences between Athens and Sparta. Both city-states started off similarly but, when they both began not to have enough food they took different roads. Sparta developed into a city-state that was narrowly focused on military. Athens became a In Sparta, all aspects of life focused on the military. Everything they did trained the citizens to be perfect soldiers.
The Spartans' extreme denial of individuality fostered a powerful sense of belonging that other Greeks envied, and Sparta continues to cast an eerie spell over historians, philosophers, and political scientists even in an age that tends to recoil from totalitarianism. Despite the interest the Spartans sparked in their contemporaries, it is surprisingly difficult to write the history of Sparta And of its surrounding territory, Laconia. The problem is not lack of sources. Though unfortunately all the sources concentrate on upper-class and royal Spartiates and provide little information about the majority of the population of the territory of Laconia--the servile masses known as helots and the large disfranchised free class known as perioikoi --still the volume of ancient writing on Sparta is large. In the course of their narratives on Greek history, the two greatest Greek historians, Herodotus and Thucydides, reveal a
All opinions were very different; Aristotle's being more of an open minded approach towards demorcracy (not completely dismissing the idea of it), Pericles' being in total agreement with it, and Plato being sarcastic and exceptionally opposed. In Pericles' "Funeral Oration", he speaks strongly in favor of a democratic nation and talks bout how and why that's important. He specifically mentions that personal freedoms are allowed because of their democratic way of life, but also conveys the point that while the people were free to live for themselves, they chose to live for one another as a whole as well, and all hoped to better the city as a positively functioning society. Throughout the address he praises Athenians, their military, and explains to the people how their system of government was to responsible for their success and that it set them apart from other nations. His belief in Democracy was understandable and is still held in a similar way today by many people.
Paragraph 4 –Body Topic sentence: Athens had a better system because citizen’s had more of a voice in government. Evidence: Athenians chose their officials including the Council of 500. (Doc E) Explanation: An executive committee that over saw the assembly by lot from the general citizenry. Evidence: The Assembly passed laws, set budgets, and had the power to declare war (Doc E). Explanation: Everybody was included and did everything together as a group not excluding anybody from having a voice in government and everybody had a say in what went on in their
| Essay #1 | History 210 Section 02 | | Victoria Slade | 10/2/2012 | | Although there were times of strife and confusion among the Athenians in fifth century B.C.E., Pericles managed to control the chaos and allow Athens to grow culturally and politically as the greatest empire in all of Greece. Periclean Athens was, in fact, the schoolmaster of Greece, as they taught through their culture, their politics, and finally their ideals. The Athenians during this time taught by example and excelled in these areas so much that the remaining areas of Greece, and even the modern Western world were influenced and learned from this great city. In Athens, their culture was refined by this point in time with their individualized dramatic and visual arts. These aspects of their culture were vital to their identity.
“Ender’s Shadow” by Orson Scott Card follows the story of a young child named Bean, who was picked up of the streets of Rotterdam to a school where children are taught to fight against the alien race known as the “Buggers”. “Ender’s Shadow” is the classic underdog story of a kid who goes beyond what is asked from him. Bean must endure the hardships that he is faced with such as losing his best friend and fitting in a ruthless academy designed for precocious kids. This book demonstrates the power of what a single kid could o regardless of what age the child is. The intended audience is for the people who want see kids go up and beyond right from the get go.
Through this convenient location, Athens was further given another way to assert it’s effectiveness in controlling the other city-states or allies, as having such a readily available Athenian port was crucial in the trading between other civilizations, including that of Egypt, Syria and Palestine (as well as the rest of the Persian Empire) through naval transportations. Without such, the Greek world would have failed to have its diverse trading routes, which brought a wider variety of resources to trade and keep as lavish decorations and greater wealth into their economy, and it’s through this that Athens shows their
Though all of these differences contributed to the idealogical barrier between both Athens and Sparta, none were more dividing than the Social practices that ruled their everyday society, as well as the ideologies of their people. Through Sparta’s need for conquest, their entire society became focused around war. From a child’s very birth, they were stripped of identity, and thought of as nothing more than another soldier for the Phalanx. When a child was born, its father would bring it to a group of elders of the tribe