Essays Tagged: "Athenian"

The Business Life of Ancient Athens

e a lot. It is recorded as early as the 6th century BC that grain was a very big part of an average Athenian's diet. Therefore; much grain trade was necessary because Greece land was very bad for agri ... it because it had become much greater in strength. If mining had not come, there would have been no Athenian Empire, or an Age of Pericles. So, in the scabrous hills of Laurium, silver struck. Everyon ...

(6 pages) 65 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Persian Wars

Greece and threw his envoy in a well.The Persian army then landed at Marathon in 490 BC. The 10,000Athenian infantry were supported only by a small group of soldiers fromPlataea (Sparta procrastinate ... fromPlataea (Sparta procrastinated because it was in the middle of a festival),but nevertheless the Athenians defeated the Persian archers and cavalrythrough a series of ingenious maneuvers.Darius die ...

(2 pages) 104 0 3.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Sophocles:The Legend of Greek Tragedy

Sophocles: The Legend of Greek TragedySophocles, perhaps more than any other Athenian author, typified the ancient Greek ideal that a man, no matter what his other ambitions and ... ecstasy, the mask, and the theater. Tragedies were introduced relatively late in the historyof the Athenian theater, probably in the 430's (Segal 36-37). The entire process of Greek tragedy productio ... r, Aeschylus. Between the years of 443 B.C. and 440 B.C., Sophocles held important positions in the Athenian government. His election to these positions is said to be due to the popularity of Antigone ...

(4 pages) 168 0 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

'How true would it be to say that Socrates was a sophist?'

quence), and claimed to be able to teach wisdom which they interpreted as statecraft. Most were non-Athenians who attracted enthusiastic followings among the Athenian youth and received large fees for ... he tried to distinguish himself from the sophists, Socrates was still regarded as one by his fellow Athenians, and it was this view of him that led him to arrested and executed.As already stated, in 3 ...

(7 pages) 320 2 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

What is piety?

400 B.C.) in Athens Greece there was a man named Socrates. He was considered a very wise man by the Athenians. However there were men in power who did not care for him or his teachings; Claiming that ... r there were men in power who did not care for him or his teachings; Claiming that he corrupted the Athenian youth and did not believe in the Greek gods, Socrates was put on trail. On his way to his t ...

(4 pages) 95 0 2.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Discussion on Plato

Why Did Socrates Drink The Hemlock?Plato's Crito presents us with an aging Socrates in an Athenian jail, awaiting his execution for crimes against the state. Among the charges he was convict ... ion for crimes against the state. Among the charges he was convicted of was impiousness towards the Athenian god's and corruption of the youth. Socrates is visited by his close friend Crito, who assur ...

(7 pages) 232 0 4.1 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"Romanticism in A Midsummer Night's Dream"

t's Dream", magic and fantasy invoke Romanticism is a dream-like state. The play is set in Theseus' Athenian palace. Shakespeare is purposely set it in a vague antique period with the goal of it being ... it has a transforming power. Dreams are a part of the fertile, unbounded world of imagination. The Athenian lover's flee to the woods and fall asleep, entering a romanticized dream. After their eyes ...

(6 pages) 255 0 3.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Comparing Buddha and Jesus' lives and Ideas.

and noble men who have lead the human race in many different directions. These men include Ancient Athenian Socrates, American Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Indian philosopher and found ...

(5 pages) 105 2 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Contemporary and the ancient athenian military services.

Ancient Athenian Military VS Contemporary MilitaryI believe that contemporary military services are most sim ... Contemporary MilitaryI believe that contemporary military services are most similar to the ancient Athenians. When you read about ancient Greece, you normally only read about its art, philosophy, mus ... ld all of these great things together, their military. In this paper, I will talk about the ancient Athenian and contemporary military systems of draft, rules of war, prisoner's of war, good luck char ...

(4 pages) 53 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Slavery in Athens.

Slavery in Athens was crucial to the political fabric of Athens, allowing the Athenian masters to devote their time to a political career. Socially, slavery allowed the rich to f ... ed the rich to fraternize more, giving them more leisure time. They were also often comic heroes of Athenian plays and this perhaps shows some fondness towards slaves. Economically, their roles are ha ... perhaps shows some fondness towards slaves. Economically, their roles are harder to judge, however, Athenian economy was somewhat reliant on their slaves but slavery was not the most crucial part, tho ...

(3 pages) 63 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Apology: the accusations against Socrates leading to his death.

The ApologyThe accusation held by the prosecutors against Socrates is impiety (not believing in Athenian gods). ??especially now, when I am being tried for impiety on the indictment of Meletus.? F ... in that he believes in truth and has a great desire for finding out the truth. ?And I swear to you, Athenians, by the dog I swear! - for I must tell you the truth.? Some Pre-Socratic Philosophers do n ...

(5 pages) 139 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Friendship and Self-Love in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

IntroductionAristotle, a pupil of Plato is one of the greatest, ancient Athenian philosophers. Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle's most advanced work on ethics. In fact, Nico ...

(7 pages) 213 0 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Life In Ancient Athens.

Reaction Paper--Daily Life In AthensIn reading of the life of ordinary Athenians, I can't help but realize how, generally, simple, their lives were. This is not to say tha ... tful life in the ancient world could be. By simple I am referring to the lifestyle that the average Athenian expected, to the "standard of living". I think it is very important to recognize that the A ... ght my attention more than any other was the section(pg. 177-179)that described the "daily life" of Athenian citizens. The description of Athenian clothing as essentially square sheets of cloth held t ...

(5 pages) 59 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Oedipus the King.

s that he has killed his father, and married his mother. The story of Oedipus was well known to the Athenian's. Oedipus is the embodiment of the perfect Athenian. He is self-confident, intelligent, an ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Short essay discusses why Socrates did not fear death.

, and God only" (CPQ 28). Since God has not told Socrates which is better, he decides that what the Athenians believe will suffice. When Crito suggests that Socrates escape and avoid death, Socrates a ... will suffice. When Crito suggests that Socrates escape and avoid death, Socrates asks Crito if the Athenians hold to living well, honourably and justly. Crito replies that they do and Socrates explai ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Republic of Plato, the Socratic thought process

erode dogmatic concepts by introducing a specific genuine inquiry, rather than simply accepting the Athenian ruleSocrates was not able to inculcate this thinking into the Athenian mind. Sadly, his phi ... d truly a lie-the ignorance in the soul of the man who has been lied to.The assumption here is that Athenians are unintentionally lied to by the rulers and tradition. Society can be rather enlightened ...

(4 pages) 85 1 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Victims of September 11

s of anti-Americanism by protestors who chant that Uncle Sam had it coming.Last week, around 30,000 Athenian football fans attending a Uefa match against Scotland jeered throughout the minute's silenc ...

(3 pages) 68 2 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

A midsummer night's dream.

en around 1595-6. Despite the many thematic references to "dreams" and the fantastic setting of the Athenian forest, the play also contains a fair amount of commentary on Shakespeare's contemporary En ... so celebrate her recent miraculous escape from real physical harm. Main Characters Duke Theseus The Athenian duke has recently defeated the Amazonian Queen Hippolyta in battle, and plans to marry her ...

(41 pages) 158 0 3.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

How successful were Solon's measures in dealing with the problems facing Athens in 594 BC?

inted as archon (leader with supreme civil authority and power to act as a judge to cases involving Athenian citizens) to Athens, in an attempt to reform the state, which was facing a number of social ... belong to a certain 'group' of people to be eligible.As far as government was concerned, he divided Athenian society into four classes based on wealth (the wealth was measured by annual production of ...

(10 pages) 39 0 3.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Greek and Persian Wars

, but while attempting to advance upon Athens, the Persians were defeated at Marathon in 490, by an Athenian force led by the Militates.The Greeks were the first to formulate many of the Western world ... ge. The city was sacked and the entire population taken captive. This was a clear indication to the Athenians that theirs would be the same fate.Later on, the Athenians had won at Marathon, but they c ...

(3 pages) 69 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers