Ancient Greece Periods That Affected People And Philosophical Views

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Ancient Greece Periods that Affected People and Philosophical Views
In Ancient Greece, there were two completely different periods, the Hellenic and the Hellenistic periods. There was also the evolution from monarchy to democracy in Athens and a military focus in Sparta. Athens may have been considered better off because they were seen as valuing democracy, having wisdom, beauty, and physical excellence. But the Spartans man and women had to be tough and a defender. They valued courageousness. The Hellenic period is known as the classical Greek period while the Hellenistic period strayed away from the norm by being “Greekish” and was based upon Alexander the Great spreading Greek culture and having the ability to have opinions. Both of these periods had different views and perspectives on how to live life.
The Hellenic period, for Athenians had a democracy described in Thucydides, Pericles’ Funeral Oration by it being, “in the hands of the many and not of the few”. With this type of ruling there is no need for rivalry. There isn’t any poverty, meaning if your poor you are still allowed to contribute and the other people don’t look down upon them because everyone should be treated equally. No one acts up or has any wrong doing because the Athenians respect authority and for their laws. There was also a sense of comfort in life because they would play games, make sacrifices, and would have beautiful homes. There was no sense of bustle because they had a peaceful life. They…

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