Although it is all considered to be secondary information. The Athenians present Melians with the option of becoming a colony to them, or to be destroyed. After a long series of arguments, Athenians finally attack the Melians and defeat them. All the Melian men are slaughtered and the women and children forced to
Although in the no immediate repercussion came to the Athenians and the US, later they both faced rebellions. International laws were made to protect the weak and the ones unable to defend themselves from powerful conquerors. The Athenians and the US both violated
This staple of his beliefs is why he doesn't fear death, but in fact looks forward to it. By escaping he is committing an unjust act against the state, and committing unjust acts ruins the soul. With a ruined soul there is no point in living life as the soul is the only important thing, not the body. Therefore the most important thing is not only living life, but living a just life. While Socrates arguments may be sound in his opinion, I'm not sure if I agree with them.
(b) Why were the Athenians defeated in the Sicilian expedition? THE Athenians were defeated in the Sicilian expedition due to a number of factors. Foremost among them was the incompetence of the commanders, also, the over-ambitious nature of the expedition, and the impact of Peloponnesian aid. A combination of each of these was needed to bring about the final total destruction of Athenians. The choice of commander held great influence over the course the expedition would take, and as such is a major cause of its failure.
I think that Antony is up to something. Antony tries to get the crowd to support him, by making Brutus look disloyal. I just knew that Antony couldn’t be trusted. Now we have killed him. I just hope that the other conspirators can see it my way.
Now just like in the first war Sparta couldn’t do it alone; so they asked the Persians to help conquer Athens. They asked their own enemy for help. This truly was a good example of history repeating itself. Mainly because Spartans defeated the Persians on land and Athenians defeated them in the sea. This time Spartans defeated the Athenians on land and the Persians defeated the Athenians in the sea.
However, he was unsuccessful in his attempt and was found guilty of his accusations and sentenced to death. Socrates longtime friend Crito attempts to convince Socrates in a few ways that he should escape from prison in order to avoid his death sentence. Socrates argues why he should remain in prison and accept his fate. Crito initially argues that if Socrates does not escape from jail their friendship would be lost and his reputation would in the long run be ruined. I find this to be a weak argument on Crito’s part and a bit selfish.
Most people would think that Bob’s actions are more permissible because, he did not physically take someone’s life. Both Bob and Camilla are playing the role of “god” because they are interfering with the worker’s natural fate. They are both making choices on who gets to live and who gets to die, where not everyone can be saved. They are also making decisions based on their own self-interest. If Bob were to walk away from the scene he would have to live with a bad conscience that he let all those men die, same with Camilla.
It is apparent on how the Ancient Athenians executed Socrates after the series of attempts of his followers to destroy Democracy. It is also a Democracy of the Sword because of the Ancient Athenians view war as a necessity to protect Democracy, which they claim to be the model government for other Greek City-States to follow but eventually these wars destroyed Democracy. The Democracy of the United States of America during the 20th century, as I see it, is a Democracy of principles in a sense that Ideologies are dominant in the United States. There are four dominant Ideologies namely: liberal, conservative, libertarian and populist. I tend to think that the United States view the world as a political area and it is just a mere battle of principles of state governance.
Those from other countries are “barbarians” as they do not form the polis, which the Greeks and Aristotle highly regarded. (Aristotle) Women and children were not citizens because they lacked fully developed reason, or the ability to use such reason. Although Aristotle’s description of a citizen sounds exclusive, it does not hinder his concept of freedom, as these ideas are merely products of the context from which Aristotle was writing. In the Second Discourse, Rousseau takes a very negative view on freedom in saying that natural freedom is not possible in a civilized society. In