The classical Athens and Han china differences

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The classical Athens and Han china differences

Han china and classical Athens shared many differences around the 5th century such as cultural image, cultural environment, social structures, and the overall similarities and differences.

Document B (population estimates from mixed sources…) states that the population of classical Athens in 422 B.C.E was to be 315,000 total. Whereas Doc C (population estimates from mixed sources) the population of Han china in 200 C.E was 65,000,000 total. Han china and classical Athens population was distributed differently. Like classical Athens population distribution was more general so it was divided in four sections which were free male citizen, free male non- citizens, free females and slaves. However Han china population distribution was more specific so it was divided into six sections which were emperor and appointed officials, educated mandarin bureaucrats, landed aristocracy, peasant farmers and some skilled urban works, merchants, and "mean people". Although Han china and classical Athens have many differences they also had some similarities like both had an underclass mean people in china and slaves in Athens.

Another similarity was that they had was that a largely farm based population.

Document K (discus thrower) and document L (Ch'iu Ying, Landscape in the style of Li T'ang...) were also very different from each other. Document K (5th century) was more cultural base, discus throwers were among many competitors in the Greek Olympic Games. The Olympic Games were held every four years. The events were running, horseback, boxing, jumping, wrestling, javelin throwing, and chariot racing. The only ones that the competition was done usually in nude were the charioteers. If an athlete won he was eternally famous and brought honor to his city-state. Document L (551-479 B.C.E) was more cultural environment because it showed scenes of nature, Han palaces and houses. This...