Archaic Greece

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  • Second-Generation Societies During The Axial Age

    With the decline of regional empires in the mid-first millennium BCE, called the Axial Age, came second-generation societies, which borrowed ideas from their predecessors but were marked by innovation politically, socially, and economically. A major second-generation society that arose during this time were the Greeks, whose city-states encircled the Mediterranean. One innovation of city-states around 6th century BCE were their political structures – specifically, governments that put power in…

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  • Assyrian Empire Research Paper

    Around 900 B.C. a new empire began its rise to power. This specific empire would grow to be one of the largest that the ancient mediterranean world had ever seen. The Assyrian empire would be so vast largely because of it’s military might and experience. So what made this military so special? The size of the army? The army’s training? Also, when did this warring empire reach its greatest height of power? A lot of information about the Assyrian empire comes from the military of the empire.…

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  • The Interesting Life Of Nike Research Paper

    The Interesting life of Nike Nike is the goddess of victory, speed, and strength. Nike is a very unique individual and she has a lot of powers. She can race and fly at a great speed. Nike’s function was to reward the victors in battlefields. Nike was known as the goddess of victory, regarded as the goddess of strength and speed, and is represented by several symbols that are well known today. In Greek Mythology, Nike was regarded as one that is represented in different ways within our…

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  • Argos Research Paper

    Argos was believed to be one of the oldest cities in Ancient Greece which dated back to the Dark Ages or even further back in time. It lied on fertile plains of Argolis in the North-East of Peloponnesian peninsula and the city itself was situated around the hills Larissa and Aspis, just north of the Gulf of Argolis which made it a neat location for trade routes both via land and sea. The city was influenced by the neighbouring cities of Mycenae and Tiryns and grew along to become one of the…

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  • Sculpture: Daniel Chester French And The Minuteman

    Sculptures capture pieces of history in a community. They can be in the form of stone, metal, wood, or even clay. Unlike most paintings, sculptures offer much more depth for the viewer. The nearby town of Danville, Illinois is many sculptures within its borders. One sculpture that comes to mind is the Minuteman sculpture. It is located in front of the west side of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse on North Vermilion Street. The sculpture was is credited to many artist; the base was…

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  • Comparing The Greek Gods And Goddesses In Ancient Greece

    In ancient times, gods and goddesses were very important to the Greek and Roman cultures. The Greeks and Romans believed that the gods controlled every aspect of their lives. Weather, fertility, love, and war are just few of the things the gods were believed to control. Ares, a Greek god, and Mars, a Roman god, were the gods of war. Ares and Mars played very similar roles in the Greek and Roman cultures, but they were viewed differently by the people. Ares, the son of Zeus and Hera, was one of…

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  • Reasons In George Steiner's The Death Of Tragedy

    George Steiner’s book, The Death of Tragedy, written in 1961, defines tragedy as something that is uniquely Greek in the sense that no other culture really embodies it. Steiner says that, “Tragedy is irreparable,” and that “Tragic drama tells us that the spheres of reason, order, and justice are terribly limited and that no progress in our science or technical resources will enlarge their relevance (8).” These statements clarify what makes Greek tragedy so unlike any other type of tragedy…

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  • Herodotus: The Values Of Darius And Xerxess

    In his work, The Histories, the Greek historian Herodotus gives an account of Darius and Xerxes, who were two members of the Achaemenidai family, and ruled as Kings during the Greco-Persian Wars. Persian kingship was different from earlier Greek kingship. I believe, however, that if we examine the virtues that Darius and Xerxes had, we could see they shared similar values than the Greeks. In this essay, I will argue that Herodotus does indeed provide us with a narrative that indicates that…

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  • Significance Of The Trojan War

    not mentioned in these tablets; thus scholars suspect that Wilusa was the Hittite name for Troy, as it is similar to a Mycenaean name, ‘Wilios’. Historians believe that ‘Ahhiyawa’, described as ‘across the sea’, was the Hittite name for Mycenaean Greece, given that there was no place for Ahhiyawa on the Turkish mainland. One letter from the Hittite emperor to the ruler of Ahhiyawa reads, “Now as we have come to an agreement on Wilusa over which we went to war” (Tawagalawa Letter c. 1250 BCE). As…

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  • Women And Slaves In Ancient Athenian Democracy

    Athenian democracy is often considered the forerunner to modern democracies in the west. Built upon the concepts of equality and liberty, Athenian democracy was a radical break from the oligarchic styles of government that dominated the Classical age of Greece. However, for all its supposed equality, two notable groups of people were excluded from participating in democratic government. Women and slaves were still second class in the eyes of the Athenian democracy. They possessed no political…

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