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  • Women In Lysistrata

    Lysistrata, a play written by Aristophanes in 410 BC is a comedic battle of the sexes as the women of Athens decide to take it upon themselves to end the Peloponnesian War. Lead by the titular character Lysistrata, women from both sides of the war agree to abstain from having sexual relations with their husbands to have the men cease fighting. In the end men from both sides, in obvious and extreme sexual frustration, agree to end the war and return home with their wives. Although Lysistrata is a comedic play, it was written in a time of deep-conflict and offers an insight on how the long war affected both sexes. Women in Athens were not included in the democracy, and had no say on any political matters, thus it was a humorous and safe choice to chose them as the main characters. Lysistrata is meant to support the end of the war between Athens and Sparta by showing how the war affects both men and women, and ultimately, how easy it could be to agree to peace in Greece. Although Aristophanes take on the war in Lysistrata is humorous, it does suggest the war should end. When Lysistrata brings out the goddess Peace, the naked girl meant to distract the men into agreeing to her demands, she speaks to the men about how pointless the war has become. While she scorns the men for turning on each other, and forgetting the kindness they once shared in the past (23). The men, who are to occupied with thoughts of relieving their own needs, hastily agree how wrong they have been.…

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  • Sparta Strategic Approach To War: The Peloponnesian War

    The Peloponnesian War by the end of the fifth century before the common era commenced with Sparta’s fear of Athens’ rising power. Sparta a primitive, economically challenged land power, led the independent states. In contrast, Athens an advanced, economically wealthy sea power, oversaw alliance states. Even though they both were state super powers, there was a noticeable difference in their culture, economic background and how they led the subordinate states of government. As well as, Sparta’s…

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  • Aristophanes 'Lysistrata'

    Introduction The Athenian playwright Aristophanes created the play Lysistrata during the Peloponnesian War in 411 B.C. Aristophanes created plays that symbolized his own opinions and views on topics affecting him and other Athens. The play Lysistrata describes Aristophanes views of the Peloponnesian War and the possibility of peace through uniting the forces of the Greek women. The play contains the themes of humor and sexuality, but the straightforward expression of war in the play describes…

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  • The Peloponnese War In Aristophanes A Woman's Worth

    A Woman’s Worth As I read Aristophanes’ Lyristrata, I wondered if he wrote this to unveil his true feelings about the Peloponnese war that was taking place. It would be easy to mask his feelings about ending the war behind a comedic satire about women and power. It would take the burden off of him as coming off too soft or not masculine enough because he wanted the ear to end. Lyristata is about the Peloponnese war and the effect it has on both the men and women of Greece. Lyristrata is the…

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  • Dbq Spartiates

    Many may think that child abuse is unacceptable and inappropriate, but the Spartiate would disagree. Sparta was an ancient Greek civilization in the Peloponnese, in a peninsula southern Greece. The weaknesses of Sparta outweighed the strengths because they had no means of education, they were abusive and murderous toward children, and they enslaved natives of the land. Sparta was an abusive society and deserved to fall. To commence, the Spartiate began and fell within only three hundred years.…

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  • Mycenaean Civilization And Minoan Civilization

    southern and central Greece around 1600 BCE, flourished in the last phase of the Bronze Age. It extended its influence throughout the Peloponnese, across the Aegean on Crete, and the Cycladic islands. The Mycenaean Greeks were influenced by the Minoan civilization. It is likely that they imported Minoan culture, along with goods. The Minoan architecture, art, and religious practices were imported and later adapted to better fit the more militaristic and strict Mycenaean culture. The…

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  • Xenophon's Hatred Toward Athens And Athenian Democracy

    its government , which functioned as a type of political system fundamentally opposed to the democratic government of the Athens from which Xenophon so eagerly escaped and that ultimately exiled him. His exile from Athens was supposedly a result of his “aiding Cyrus…in Spartan service against the Persians…as part of Athens’ successful effort to win the friendship” of Artaxerxes II. He allegedly fought in and among the Spartan army from spring 399 BC until his return to Greece with Agesilaus in…

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  • Sparta Dbq Analysis

    This ancient city-state abuses their children, at an attempt to make a strong military force. It is located on the Peloponnese peninsula in Southern Greece. Sparta’s main focus, is the military, and they force all men to commit to the military until the age of 60. With this focus, the city-state only lasted 300 years. The weakness of Sparta did outweigh the strengths. There were more weaknesses in the way that they lacked education, boys are taken away from their families at a young age, and…

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  • Alexander The Great And Persuasion Essay

    likewise encountered troubling periods amongst their men. In the case of Alexander, his kinsmen were far from home, and were questioning why they persisted to fight under, and with, Alexander. Pericles’s people doubted anything they might accomplish about the war in Peloponnese. Throughout their speeches, they possessed the aptitude to persuade. However, Persuasion is the weapon of the orator as the sword is the weapon of the warrior,…

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  • History Of Olympic Games Essay

    The first Olympic Games were held in Greece, Olympia, from seven hundred and seventy six BC through three hundred and ninety three AD, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The ancient Olympic games went for five days in summer ever four years. Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, is in the western part of the Peloponnese which, according to Greek myth, is the island of "Pelops. Olympia functioned as a meeting…

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