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  • Changes To Greece Brought About By Wwi - 445 words
    Changes To Greece Brought About By Wwi Changes to Greece Brought About By WWI. World War One greatly affected many countries in Europe. Some of the post-war affects were the country's population, economy, politics, and geography. Usually, when wars come to end, there are winners and losers. One party celebrates its victory while the other tries to overcome its defeat. Sometimes the victors see their enemies weak period as an opportunity to take back their rightful share. In the early nineteen hundred's Greece was playing with the winning team (Greece- History). It saw Turkey as weak, thus a chance to reclaim western Turkey. Western Turkey was important to Greece because it used to be Greek t ...
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  • Daily Life In Fifth Century Greece - 1,638 words
    Daily Life In Fifth Century Greece Daily Life in Fifth Century Greece By Claire Bolto The daily existence of ancient civilisations has been a source of fascination for both historians and archaeologists over the centuries. An abundance of information relating to eating and drinking, clothing, childhood, cosmetics and jewellery survives in the ancient official documents, biographies and plays which have remained in tact. The majority of these however, reflect only the luxurious lives of the rich and those with authority. In the artefacts, paintings, epigraphs and other such structures which archaeologists have uncovered in the last centuries, not only do we learn more about the lives of the w ...
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  • Drama Of Ancient Greece - 1,481 words
    Drama Of Ancient Greece Final Paper: Drama of Ancient Greece The Greek dramatists have bequeathed immensely to the current mode of modern Western literature. Shakespeare and his contemporaries revered them for their distinct and explicit language, their dramatic scenes, and their extravagant processions. The language of their stories has connoted itself into both, the Western dialect and Western literature in general. The establishment of Ancient Greek culture that has left the most immutable impression on our current world is the myth. The many mortal heroes who are seen throughout the extensive deployment of myths are accompanied by the ostentatious and mighty immortals, led by Zeus in the ...
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  • Drama Of Ancient Greece - 1,488 words
    ... for an entire day and was nursed by the sea goddess until he could return. The only ugly god, Hephaestus was loved by both, gods and mortals because he was a pacifist and kind-hearted. A skilled craftsman, he made the furniture and weaponry to arm and adorn Mount Olympus. Hestia was Zeuss sister. She was the goddess of the hearth and home, and the third virgin goddess. Her sole task at Mount Olympus was to keep the fire burning brightly in the palace hearth. Both sister and wife to Zeus, Hera/Juno is the goddess of marriage and the protector of women. She initially refused to become Zeuss wife, knowing his reputation of philandering. But Zeus transformed himself into a shivering little ...
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  • Gender Issues In Ancient Greece - 924 words
    Gender Issues In Ancient Greece anne brannen Gender Issues in Antigone One of the most devastating problems for the Classical Greeks was the womens issue. Women in Classical Greece were not citizens, held no property, and indeed were not even allowed out of the house except under guard. Their status differed from that of the slaves of Greece only in name. This alone, however was not a problem -- the problem was that the Greeks knew, in their hearts, that this was wrong. Indeed, their playwrights harangued them about it from the stage of Athens continually. All of the great Grecian playwrights -- Sophocles, Euripedes, Aristophenes -- dealt with the womens issue. All of them argued, in their v ...
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  • In Ancient Greece, The Most Feared Named Was Sparta It Was A Total War Machine Willing To Take On All Comers They Rose Above - 261 words
    In ancient Greece, the most feared named was Sparta. It was a total war machine willing to take on all comers. They rose above the rest by being well disciplined and educated. The man who brought them this glory was Lycergus. Like any great leader he was very idealistic. His main goal was to change Sparta into a complete city state. It is believed that he was born between the eighth and tenth century. "Most historians don't believe he existed at all". He was from the Eurypontid house which was one of two houses of Royality. "It is thought by many that he may have been King". Unquestionably he was one of the great thinkers. Among his many accomplishments, Lycergus was responsible for the Spar ...
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  • Life In Ancient Greece - 434 words
    Life in Ancient Greece Life in Ancient Greece The way of life in Greek city-states remained mostly the same for a long time. Depending on their wealth, people in the urban center lived in low apartment buildings or single-family homes. Homes, public buildings, and temples were where people gathered for conversation and to buy food and crafts at daily markets. Citizens also lived in small villages or farmhouses scattered around the city-state's countryside. In Athens, more people lived outside the city's wall than inside. Houses were simple, containing bedrooms, storage rooms, and a kitchen around a small inner courtyard, but no bathrooms. Waste was dumped in a pit outside the door and then c ...
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  • Light Infantry Of Ancient Greece - 1,536 words
    Light Infantry Of Ancient Greece For a long time peace was understood in negative fashion, simply as the absence of war. -Yvon Garlan Kendrick Pritchett in the introduction to the book "The Greek State at War" points out that in order to write history of Greek Warfare one " ... would require a knowledge of many aspects of Greek life. The would-be investigator would have to be familiar with terrain in the case of any given battle, have an acquaintance with the archaeological artifacts of various types, close familiarity with the written sources, and most important, an understanding of the general economic picture. He would also need some insight into ancient religion and acquaintance with mil ...
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  • Plato Life Plato Was Born To An Aristocratic Family In Athens, Greece When He Was A Child His Father, Ariston, Who Was Believ - 1,802 words
    Plato LIFE Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens, Greece. When he was a child his father, Ariston, who was believed to be descended from the early kings of Athens died, and his mother, Perictione married Pyrilampes. As a young man Plato was always interested in political leadership and eventually became a disciple of Socrates. He followed his philosophy and his dialectical style, which is believed to be the search for truth through questions, answers, and additional questions. After witnessing the death of Socrates at the hands of the Athenian democracy in 399 B.C., Plato left Athens and continued to travel to Italy, Sicily, and Egypt. (Internet) In 387 B.C. Plato founded the Ac ...
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  • Socrates Was A Great Philosopher Who Lived In Greece Socrates Was The First Of, The Great Trio Of Ancient Greece 8211 Soc - 804 words
    Socrates was a great philosopher who lived in Greece. Socrates was the first of, "the great trio of ancient Greece - Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle," (Encyclopedia Britannica, volume 27). Socrates was born in Athens, Greece in about 470 BC. His father was Sophroniscus, a sculptor, and his mother was Phaenarete. Socrates followed in his father's footsteps for a while as a sculptor. He designed a statue group of the three graces, which stood at the entrance to the Acropolis until the second century AD. Socrates had a fairly bad appearance. He was stout and not very tall, with prominent eyes, a snub nose, broad nostrils, and a wide mouth (Moulton, Ancient Greece and Rome). Socrates was married ...
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  • The Golden Age Of Greece The Ancient Statues And Pottery Of The Golden Stone Age Of Greece Were Much Advanced In Spectacular - 1,296 words
    ... ratis, Egypt. There are three standard types of columns in Greek classical architecture. The oldest is the Doric, which is the widest, has no base, and is topped by a simple abacus with an echinus directly underneath it. The Ionic column has a base and a capital made of scroll-shaped volutes directly beneath the abacus. The most elaborate column is the Corinthian. It has the most complex base, and the capital is made of layers of carved acanthus leaves ending in volutes. All three columns have fluted shafts. The Aryballos was a very colorful vase. The black figure technique and the very Eastern-looking panther are characteristic of the Orientalizing style. Also characteristic are the flo ...
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  • The Two Faces Of Ancient Greece - 525 words
    The Two Faces Of Ancient Greece The two most dominating city-states in Greece of their time, Athens and Sparta, were great rivals with two very different ways of life. Sparta's overbearing military and Athens' impartial justice system and government are models for many modern day countries. Even though these two city-states differ greatly from one another, they share many characteristics of their country and their time period. Athens and Sparta were the two most powerful Greek territories of their time. Like most cities of the same country, they have the same Greek culture, worshipping the same Greek gods and speaking Greek. Like all Greeks, their people loved to talk and tell stories. Altho ...
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  • The Women Og Greece: A Transition From Ancient Power To Classical Subservient Weakness - 1,578 words
    The Women Og Greece: A Transition From Ancient Power To Classical Subservient Weakness The Women of Greece: A Transition from Ancient Power to Classical Subservience Women's conquest for political and social freedom is a battle that has gone on for centuries. Perhaps the breaking point in women's liberation was the Women's Movement of the 1900's, which encouraged women all over America to join in the fight for their right to vote. Because of this struggle for equality, women are now able to vote, receive a standard of fairness in the workplace, hold political positions, and play professional sports, as well as a wide array of other privileges enjoyed by men. Unfortunately, these civil rights ...
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  • The Women Og Greece: A Transition From Ancient Power To Classical Subservient Weakness - 1,623 words
    ... ere given much freedom and power in Archaic Greece. The Classical period in Greece was a time of an amazing amount of growth and change, but along with it much hardship and war. In the beginning of this era, Greece fought in the Peloponnesian War in 431 B.C.. Following this war came the Sparta vs. Athens War, which lasted until 404 B.C. and left Athens exhausted (Greece 373). While these wars took place, a plague hit Athens in 430 B.C. that killed a third of the people. After all of the fighting and death, another war broke out between Sparta and Thebes. Thebes won and control went to them (Greece 373). In 334 B.C., Alexander the Great took office and in 10 years conquered the entire Per ...
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  • Theater And Drama In Ancient Greece Took Form In About 5th - 1,243 words
    Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero's recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service to others. As the Greeks grew toward city-states and colonization, it became the destiny and ambition of the hero to gain honor by serving his city. The second major characteristic of the early Greek world was the supernatural. The ...
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  • Theater And Drama In Ancient Greece Took Form In About 5th - 1,176 words
    ... This was called "deus ex machina", which means god from the machine, and was a technical device that used a metal crane on top of the skene building, which contained the dressing rooms, from which a dummy was suspended to represent a god. This device was first employed by Euripides to give a miraculous conclusion to a tragedy. In later romantic literature, this device was no longer used and the miracles supplied by it were replace by the sudden appearance of a rich uncle, the discovery or new wills, or of infants changed at birth. Many proprieties of the Greek plays were attached to violence. Therefore, it was a rule that acts of violence must take place off stage. This carried through ...
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  • Trade In Ancient Greece - 2,695 words
    Trade In Ancient Greece When we discuss the economics of the ancient world, we must be careful not to use the formal Economics which we employ in analyzing our own society, since Economics is a function of the way a society runs, not the set of rules under which a given society operates. We cannot remove ourselves from awareness of the economic disciplines which our schools teach, and even if we formally try to suspend Economics as a framework, we retain the image of the economic framework in our language and our general pool of ideas. Yet some distancing of ourselves from modern economic theory is necessary in starting an investigation of a foreign world, in order to let the economic operat ...
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  • Trade In Ancient Greece - 2,759 words
    ... ted to the Trojan ruling house. Such conscious fraud demands a certain level of business sophistication, which must be coupled with gullible sub-contractors who have no recourse to court or contract. It would seem that in the Trojan world of Asia Minor, which is closer to the Eastern seats of ancient culture and business, this sort of thing happened from time to time, but it was inconceivable to the European "Greeks" who were not yet aware of financial trickery as a component of business contracts. Reasons for being cheated and deceived may be forgotten, but the idea of being treated badly has an way of persisting for centuries, and hate would seem regularly to outlast love We are probab ...
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  • Women In Ancient Greece - 1,144 words
    Women in Ancient Greece Women in Ancient Greece Womens role in Greece can be seen when one first begins to do research on the subject. The subject of women in Greece is coupled with the subject of slaves. This is the earliest classification of women in Greek society. Although women were treated differently from city to city the basic premise of that treatment never changed. Women were only useful for establishing a bloodline that could carry on the family name and give the proper last rites to the husband. However, women did form life long bonds with their husbands and found love in arranged marriages. WOMEN IN ATHENIAN SOCIETY Women are "defined as near slaves, or as perpetual minors" in At ...
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  • The Effects Of Color On Personality And Relationships - 1,132 words
    "The Effects Of Color On Personality And Relationships " "The Effects of Color on Personality and Relationships " Colorado Christian University When dealing with interpersonal relationships people's personalities are a large part of how people get along. When you meet a new person you may say that you "hit it off" or that "you just clicked"; this is due to how each other's personalities coincide with one another's. People's personalities are impacted by there surroundings. This paper will discuss how color affects people's moods and personalities. All people are affected by their surroundings. Emily Landen after a pilgrimage to several third world countries stated, "the children were so maln ...
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