3. Research the Oracle at Delphi and other forms of divination in the Greek world. How did the Ancient Greeks use oracles to communicate with the gods, explain & predict events? 4. The Olympic Games integrated and celebrated Greek ideas about athletic competition, the body beautiful, and honoring the gods.
to 330 B.C. Even though The Achaemenid Empire took place long ago, it is still known as one of the most culturally diverse and religiously open empires in history. The Kings of the empire decided to bring in new members with talent like Greek doctors, Lydian woodworkers and Ionian stonecutters, as well as foot soldiers from Ethiopia, Sogdiana and more places within the empire. This empire was the first hyperpower in history ruling about 42 million people. Chua concludes that a small number of Persians administer a very vase territory and population because of tolerance.
Study Guide: Test on Greece and Rome Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Multiple Choice Exam Keywords: - Homer, The Odyssey - polis an ancient Greek city-state - acropolis means "high city" in Greek, literally city on the extremity and is usually translated into English as Citad - phalanx A compact or close-knit body of people - Socrates, Plato, Aristotle are philosopher and they disagreed with demo. - “The Republic”- form of government in rome before the empire - Idealism (art)- realism - Pericles- a great leader of Athens that ruled/ directed during the Peloponnesian war, died by plague - Delian League- alliance between greek city-states to fight Persia, Athens leader - Peloponnesian war- war between athens and Sparta - Alexander
That figures from Greek mythology were still being represented artistically in Homer’s time shows that the people still respected the tales after centuries had gone by. Homer also described great palaces belonging to kings and heroes, enormous structures the like of which was unknown in Greece in the eighth century BC. Such opulence and extravagance had not been seen in Greece since the twelfth century BC, not long after Troy was said to have fallen and Homer is describing a world of which his audience would have no experience (BHAG, p. 41 – 42). From archaeological remains of eighth century settlements, homes were much smaller
Pericles was the most prominent politician in Athens from 461 until 429 BC. He encouraged his fellow Athenians to use the tribute money the League collected to underwrite the development of Greek culture. During this time Athens was also known as the “school of Hellas.” Pericles at the time was more of a tyranny than a limited democracy. Sadly, Pericles was a victim of the plague that swept Athens at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War. During the second Persian war,
In Athens, Greece, Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who wrote a book called Politics, describing the laws and the type of government the people of Athens lived under in 350 B.C. These two ancient civilizations were 1,430 years apart from each other. In those 1,430 years, one can conclude that politics and laws would have advanced since the time of Babylon. By the time of Aristotle, the Greek laws were far less harsher than those of Babylon. In the Code of Hammurabi, used in Mesopotamia, almost every law that was broken was punishable by death.
FINAL PRESENTATION MYCENAEN CIVILIZATION ANTHROPOLOGY 150: ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Introduction The name Mycenaean was derived from the city of Mycenae in Peloponnese, Southern Greece. The Mycenaean civilization, however, was made up of Athens, Thebes, Pylos, and Tiryns, and included the city of Troy when the Mycenaeans defeated the Minoans. Aside from Troy, the Mycenaeans also took the Knossos, Crete. The Mycenaean civilization, therefore, included southern and central Greece during the late Bronze Age, which was from around 1600 to 1100 BC. The Mycenaean civilization was discovered by Heinrich Schliemann through excavations in Mycenae in 1876 and in Tiryns in 1884 (Carver).
(Cunningham) Pericles was ruler of Athens at that time and undertook the building project of the Acropolis as we know it today. Pericles ruled Athens in the 5th century BC and was so well known it became commonly referred to as the Age of Pericles. The first building erected was the Parthenon which was built between 447 and 432 BC. This temple was built in the Doric order with some Ionic features as well and its main purpose was to shelter the giant statue of Athena built out of gold and ivory by Phidias. This statue was lost after being taken to Constantinople in 426 AD.
It is believed that this migration began around 6,000 years ago.  Indo-Aryan migration from the Indus Valley to the plain of the River Ganga in Northern India is presumed to have taken place in the Middle to Late Bronze Age, contemporary to the Late Harappanphase in India (ca. 1700 to 1300 BC). From 180 BC, a series of invasions from Central Asia followed, including those led by the Indo-Greeks, Indo-Scythians, Indo-Parthians and Kushans in the north-western Indian subcontinent.  From about 750 BC, the Greeks began 250 years of