He was associated with the Thracians who were extremely warlike people. The home to the Thracians, Thrace is deemed as Ares birthplace. It is also believed that it was Ares place of refuge after his affair with Aphrodite because he was mocked by many of the other gods. This was mentioned in the Lliad and the Odyssey and it was basically said by Zeus that Ares showed cowardness during the Trojan war because of the wounds and the complaining Ares showed after fighting. Unlike the other civilizations at the time, Sparta viewed Ares as an almighty powerful god that
McCandless signifies the chaos and vengeance displayed by Titus throughout the play result from the failure of traditional power in Rome (490). During the first acts of the play, Titus returns a military hero and shows his beliefs in traditional Roman culture. In both of Taymor’s renderings of the play Titus shifts from armored warrior to weeping grandpa in distressed appearance (490). Titus’s shift from valiant to helpless is provides the audiences of both the film and staged production to sense the effects of a corrupted Roman empire. McCandless connects Titus’s demise from military hero demeaned by Roman society, to the Vietnam vet’s dislocation in society after the war (490).
Analysis of The Wedding Dance After analyzing the several means and the laws of unity and seeing how they work in various pieces of sculpture and painting, it seemed advisable to take one art work and make a more less complete analysis of it as a review of all the primary points concerned. It was no easy matter to find such a piece--one that would embody most of the principles outlined, all integrated and more or less complete; one that would illustrate masterful design, great theme, and superb technique. For our purposes Brueghel The Wedding Dance seemed to be a most suitable choice. THE CREATIVE ATTITUDE A most cursory study of The Wedding Dance will show that it is creative and not imitative. Although a realistic scene with people and objects of more or less natural appearances is depicted, the artist was creative in designing each segment and the whole.
In the character of Juliet we have seen the passionate and the imaginative blended in an equal degree, and in the highest conceivable degree as combined with delicate female nature. In Helena we have a modification of character altogether distinct; allied, indeed, to Juliet as a picture of fervent, enthusiastic, self-forgetting love, but differing wholly from her in other respects; for Helena is the union of strength of passion with strength of character. . . .
Besides the economic damage, Ionian cities suffered from political pressure: in all the cities, ruled by Persians there were tyrants appointed. The failure of The Scythian Campaign of Darius disrupted the prestigious of his army. At last, the fewness of Persian troops located in the western part of Asia Minor made Greeks confident of the fast victory. The history of Fifth century BC deserves special attention. It was an excellent example of how the mistakes in the organization can spoil the results.
Assess the contribution of speeches in Thucydides’ work. Thucydides’ introduces his work by presenting it as a “history of the war fought against each other by the Peloponnesians and the Athenians”. However his work was not a simple narrative of the events that unfolded, Thucydides wanted his work to be judged as useful because he believed that history repeats itself. He wrote his work largely to explain the fall of the Athenian empire. Thucydides’ work, however, was not simply a book written about Athens as the protagonist which was defeated by its foolish over-ambition, he wrote about the Athenians and Spartans with similar objectivity, acknowledging both their weaknesses and virtues.
Zeus’s callous behavior is also presented through his hostility toward the human race and exemplified through the suffering of Io. At the beginning, Aeschylus represents Zeus’s governing authority with two unquestioning servants, Force and Violence. As their names suggest, the use of these pitiless and intimidating characters demonstrates Zeus’s choice method of brute force to rule. Even at the end of the play, Zeus sends Hermes not to reason with, but to threaten Prometheus to reveal the dangerous union that will lead to his downfall. Not only does this demonstrate his inclination to rule through force but it shows he believes himself above fate.
Both Lysander and King Pausanias actions demonstrated their incapability to lead Sparta which consequently resulted in the ineffective leadership of Sparta as hegemon of Greece. Lysander was the dominant figure in Spartan politics presiding the fall of the Athenian Empire in 404 BC, and his and Sparta’s aim was a far as possible to secure Greek hegemony allowing for Spartan Imperial expansion. The ‘anomaly’ of Lysander’s dominance within Sparta’s military and political enterprises, traditionally governed by the Kingships, saw him exploit his foreign policy across the populas of the Aegean much to their discontent “The Spartans reckoned that they themselves, having defeated the Athenians, would now securely dominate the whole of Greece” (Thucydides 8.2.4). Lysander installed a brutal pro-Spartan oligarchy (known as ‘The Thirty Tyrants’) on Athens, reciprocating this system of government in other Greek states in order to suppress prevailing democracies. Installed to govern were pro-Spartan Harmosts, all supported by a garrison of troops who served under the orders of Lysander.
 The Greeks were ambivalent toward Ares: although he embodied the physical valor necessary for success in war, he was a dangerous force, "overwhelming, insatiable in battle, destructive, and man-slaughtering. " Fear (Phobos) and Terror (Deimos) were yoked to his battle chariot.  In the Iliad, his father Zeus tells him that he is the god most hateful to him.  An association with Ares endows places and objects with a savage, dangerous, or militarized quality.  His value as a war god is placed in doubt: during the Trojan War, Ares was on the losing side, while Athena, often depicted in Greek art as holding Nike (Victory) in her hand, favored the triumphant Greeks.
The importance of the Iliad in relation to both Ancient Greek culture and the history of human idea and practices can be seen when the Achilles and Agamemnon discuss, “You threaten now to confiscate the prize I worked so hard for, gift from Achea’s sons… my prizes never match the ones you get... the major share of war’s fury rests on me [yet] you get much larger trophies” (Iliad, line 160-165). Although this story and this scene is a myth it relates to Ancient Greek Culture and history because the main events in the story are factual. The baseline around the story is true, such as the war. The characters were also actual individuals, actual kings and warriors. This also relates to Ancient Greek culture because during this scene, the Ancient Greeks get together into an assembly.