Peloponnesian War

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  • Nicias And The Importance Of Persuasive Leadership Analysis

    strategic error? His arguments, while valid and logical, are not sufficient to win over the assembly to undo their vote of war. Not only does Thucydides have incomplete information about these events, but Thucydides’ prior knowledge of Nicias’s failure colors the way he reconstructs Nicias’s ineffective arguments against war. Nicias attempts to dissuade the assembly from a war it has already approved by discussing the lack of a compelling reason to aid the Egesteans, the challenge of conquering…

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  • How Did Pericles Influence Greek Politics

    Pericles became the most influential politician and general in Athens from the late 450s until his death in c.430-29. He was from the prominent noble Alkmeonidae family which gave him status and privilege and he was closely involved at a young age, in the democratic reforms of Ephialtes (In which the power of the Areopagus was weakened and then transferred to the demos) Pericles had been the leader of the democratic faction of Athenian politics since 462 BCE and his leadership meant that Athens…

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  • The Importance Of Justice In The Athenian Thesis

    description of the Peloponnesian War, besides being an account of an enormous conflict, also serves as an account of the many views of justice. The Athenians, the imperial force in ancient Greece, often assert that justice plays no role in foreign affairs. This belief, specifically explained at Sparta and Melos, is the Athenian Thesis. Although not all Athenians agree with the Athenian Thesis as proposed at Sparta and Melos, it is still an important theme in the Peloponnesian War. The Melian…

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  • Why Did Socrates Deny That He Was A Teacher Analysis

    When one thinks of a revolution it is usually imagined with weapons and screaming protesters making a barricade. In Ancient Greece, a different kind of revolution was brewed, one where minds were being awoken to all the mysteries of the world. This was the revolution Socrates led amongst the youth of Greece. It was an intellectual revolution where Socrates taught new ways of thinking to the Greek population. These thoughts were mainly applied to the young people who were open to a different way…

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  • Greek Tragedy And Aeschylus Oresteia

    How does fifth century tragedy relate to , reflect and constitute the Athenian polis ? -Jentina Gregory Athens the “city hall of wisdom” is the place where the first seed of democracy was sown . The democratisation of Athens coincides with the flourishing of “Tragedy” as a major genre in Athens In this paper my point of focus is the relation between the “Greek Tragedy and Athenian Democracy” and to note how far these two are interdependent on each other . Greek Tragedies took its…

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  • How Did Athens Change Greek Government

    During the Hellenic Era the Athens rose as one of the greatest mainland powers in Greece. As they rose they decided to change their government from monarchy to aristocracy. Little did the Athenian society know that one change would be a turning point for the west’s view on government from then on. The creation of the Council of Areopaugus was the starting point for this change the council was for elders of noble families exclusively to rule the Athens. As trade began to increase in Athens a…

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  • Differences Of Interactions Between Rome And Greece

    willing to give it up because they wanted to self rule. The Persians then attempted many different types of interactions with the Romans and the Greeks. Some ways they interacted with each other included: recruiting foot soldiers from Greece, waging war against Greece, creation of the Silk road, and by attempting to conquer Rome twice. One way the…

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  • Plato's Republic Dialogue Analysis

    The podcast deals with the dialogue “Plato’s Republic” written around 400 BC, which discusses the meaning of justice and what it truly means to be just. Firstly, a background in ancient Greece’s politics was offered, speaking of the appeals and brutal regimes of government prior to democracy being restored. The major issue addressed in the podcast is the execution of Socrates by the majority of Athens for the corruption of youth in and the introduction of gods that the Greeks did not once…

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  • The Ideal Society Depicted In Plato's The Republic

    Plato constructs a society in which the wise men, known as the philosophers, hold the highest position in the government. If he gave up this assumption that certain people are intrinsically unfit to occupy certain political social positions, he wouldn’t make this claim. He would instead create a society where everyone’s voice is heard no matter which social status they come from. A society that hears the voices of all the people and doesn’t underestimate their ideas. Also, he would allow the…

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  • Causes Of Persian Wars

    The Persian wars were battles between Greece and the Persian empire, this war started in 490 BCE and ended in 479 BCE. Greece is a country in the south eastern area of Europe and wasn’t united as a country but split into many different city-states. Athens and Sparta(who were great enemies) eventually combined forces to fight against Persia. At the time, the Persian empire was the biggest empire that conquered from southern Egypt to Eastern India. It was founded in 550 BCE by Cyrus the great.…

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