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Although the form of democracy in the United States and ancient Athens is very different, there are still similarities. In many state and local elections, there are ballot questions in which voters...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2020 3:03 pm UTC

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The Greeks contributed to democracy in several ways. The year 507 B.C. was an important year for the beginning of democracy in ancient Greece. A leader of Athens named Cleisthenes made a series of...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2016 4:06 pm UTC

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While some similarities existed between the warriors of Sparta and Athens, such as the hoplite foot soldier and the phalynx formation, there were great differences between the soldiers of the two...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2012 8:00 pm UTC

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Ancient Greek temples were built in order to house the many sculptures of the various deities. The ancient Greeks used the temples as the sacred place whereby they would be able to leave specific...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2009 2:38 pm UTC

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The culture in which a piece of art is formed will always have a profound impact on the meaning, execution, and perspective of that work. It is easy to see this in contemporary art: even if a work...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2019 2:08 pm UTC

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We can probably thank Greece's mountainous and fractured geology for the way in which its culture developed. The many mountains in Greece, in addition to its many islands, created countless natural...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2019 2:51 pm UTC

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I'm not sure it's quite accurate to say that the Greeks studied "science", since they were far from formalizing the Scientific Method as we know it today. But they did make many significant...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2016 10:05 pm UTC

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Greek theater, as it was employed by the Athenians, could serve different roles depending on what genre of theater it fell into. Let's look at each of the main three types in turn. Comedies were...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2019 12:12 pm UTC

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Greek colonization of the Mediterranean also facilitated the spread of Greek culture and ideas. The Greeks were renowned for their philosophy, and wherever they went, their ideas went with them....

Latest answer posted November 27, 2018 7:06 am UTC

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Delphi is located northwest of Athens, Greece, on the slope of Mount Parnassus. The site has been inhabited since about 1500 BCE, which was the late Bronze Age. In ancient Greece, Delphi was...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2019 7:12 pm UTC

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There are basically two geographical features of Greece that had a profound effect on how Greeks lived. The important geographical factors on the social and political development of Greece are the...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2015 3:21 am UTC

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Ancient Greece saw the development of democracy as a system of government. Without democracy's invention by the Ancient Greeks, the system of government in place in the United States today may...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2018 10:01 pm UTC

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This is a very interesting topic. The previous thoughts were quite stellar. I think that political activity through the idea of citizenship was connected to the Greek polis and the social setting...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2010 7:59 pm UTC

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This question has a few subtleties. For one, what do we mean by "advanced"? Advances in what? Technology? Politics? Culture? Technologically, the Greeks were not much further advanced than the...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2018 2:54 pm UTC

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Socrates certainly did not mind creating enemies. As the moral gadfly of Athens, he rubbed people the wrong way. This is why he ultimately ended up on trial. The official charges against Socrates...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2020 9:44 pm UTC

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Because Greece is divided by mountain ranges which limit trade and communication by land, the most distinctive feature of the area we now call Greece is that it formed city states or poleis...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2017 1:23 pm UTC

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Politics and Government Fifth-century Athens has become famous for its adoption of direct democracy. In this system, land-owning men voted directly on laws and state-actions. They also served on...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019 4:26 am UTC

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During the fifth century BCE, the so-called "Golden Age" of Athenian culture, Athens could lay claim to being a democratic society. Indeed, as the famous funeral oration by Pericles, the city's...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2020 3:53 am UTC

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In Ancient Greece, Greek mythology had initially served as the “scientific” explanation for natural phenomena. Earthquakes, for example, were believed to have been caused by Poseidon, the god of...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2019 3:37 pm UTC

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While both were examples of the Ancient Greek polis, Sparta and Athens had vast differences. Much of this can be traced to their ethnic roots. The Spartans were descended from Dorian invaders of...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2019 1:31 pm UTC

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I think this question is trickier than it first appears, because Ancient Greece is not a monolithic culture, and so there will be critical divergences as you move from one City State to the next....

Latest answer posted September 9, 2019 5:11 am UTC

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Ancient Greek law had been chaotic and random, dominated by family feuds that allowed family members to mete out their own justice against those who had harmed or offended them. In order to tame...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2019 5:21 pm UTC

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One similarity between Ancient Greece and today's society in the United States is that both were/are democracies. In fact, the United States' form of government was modeled on the Greek...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2019 1:25 am UTC

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These three Greek city-states each had characteristics of their own while sharing certain similar traits. The economies of Athens and Miletus were heavily based on trade and commerce. Neither were...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020 1:32 pm UTC

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The fact that Greek city-states had evolved from something like an Absolute Monarchy to any kind of shared governmental power is remarkable, particularly since they were the first culture to do so....

Latest answer posted October 27, 2009 11:45 am UTC

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Few things in history stir the imagination in the minds of historians like the spectacle the early Olympics must have been like. Historians believe the Olympic games probably began nearly 3000...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2020 11:09 am UTC

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Leadership has been the subject of numerous theories and studies which have been conducted since ancient times, when the great thinkers first explored the complexity of the human psyche and the...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2020 9:22 am UTC

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While Athens and Sparta were both Greek city states with some similarities, many differences existed between the two societies. Sparta was a militaristic society that believed in strength over...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2012 11:42 am UTC

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Pericles was an Athenian political leader most famous for his political influence during the Athenian Golden Age, when Athens was at the height of its political power. The possession of empire...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2021 8:21 pm UTC

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The legacy of Greece is vast and it does not even narrow it down much to confine oneself, as many cultural historians do, to one uniquely productive city-state—Athens in the fifth century BCE. Here...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2019 3:59 pm UTC

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This is a big question to answer, so I have included a few links below to help you out and to enable you to investigate this question further. It is generally accepted, however, that the cultural...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2011 7:18 pm UTC

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The most notable characteristic the United States has adopted from Ancient Greece is the idea of a democracy. Democracy, or the Ancient Greek demokratia, literally means "people's power," and...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2016 5:21 pm UTC

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To say that Greece excelled in architecture is to make a value judgment either concerning excellence in architecture as opposed to the other arts or to value Greek architecture over other...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2012 12:31 am UTC

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Your argument is with Robert Massie, not with me, but thanks for the Geography lesson.

Latest answer posted May 14, 2012 3:59 pm UTC

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Alexander the Great didn't just conquer vast swathes of territory; he wanted to leave behind a cultural legacy that would endure for centuries. And founding large cities was a very useful way of...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019 10:55 am UTC

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