Essays Tagged: "Athenians"


ons that judged the plays that were performed in the Dionysian festivals,a celebration in which the Athenians held to honor their god of wine. Althoughhe was born 2,500 years ago, his plays have some ...

(2 pages) 96 0 4.4 Nov/1996

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

Why Socrates should be found Guilty?

g of the war and where he saved Alcibiades life. He also took part in the defeat and retreat of the Athenians at Delium in Boeotia in 424. He also fought in the battle of Amphipolis in 422. He was con ... any reasons. But most because they have blasphemed the Gods' (Stone 200). This play was showing the Athenians that he was an atheist and did not believe in any God.During the trial of Socrates, There ...

(7 pages) 176 0 2.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

'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 ...

(4 pages) 95 0 2.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

"Battle of Marathon" This essay talks about the great Battle of Marathon during the Persian Wars in ancient Greece 490 BCE

, the foundations of future philosophy and redirected literature and drama. The achievements of the Athenians during this period were directly connected to the inspiration and prestige (which later tr ... the empire, but a tempting one." Now not only did the Persian king Darius want revenge against the Athenians he wanted the entire Greek world to be integrated into the Persian Empire.In 490 BCE Dariu ...

(6 pages) 106 0 4.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

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

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

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 ... Athenian expected, to the "standard of living". I think it is very important to recognize that the Athenians of the classical age--at least the early classical age--lived, for the most part, without ... my eyes, a society in which function is, in general, more important than appearance. Certainly, the Athenians had their share of festivals, and certainly they appreciated a lavishly decorated temple, ...

(5 pages) 59 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Just some notes on Socrates and the Trial of the Generals.

406BC. At the battle of Arginousai, although the Athenians won, some of their ships were sunk. When the Peloponnesian fleet fled the remainder of the ... iding Committee (the Antiochis tribe, Socrates included) first opposed this illegal move. The angry Athenians then turned on council threatening to indict all fifty (upon penalty of death) unless they ... heir cousins living in Asia Minor resist the Persians. The Persians tried to conquer and punish the Athenians and Spartans who had interfered in their goals of empire.Both the Athenians and the Sparta ...

(14 pages) 107 1 3.9 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Ancient Greece: The Kings.

Despite their defeat by the Athenians at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, the Persians were not finished with their determinati ... g and were better prepared for the invasion than in the first Persian War (the Battle of Marathon). Athenians and Spartans combined with about 29 other city-states, under the leadership of Sparta to o ... ith about 29 other city-states, under the leadership of Sparta to oppose this powerful army and the Athenians contributed a fleet of 200 triremines for their navy.Themistocles, an Athenian general, co ...

(3 pages) 47 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

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

This essay tells you all the reasons for why the Parthenon is a special example of a Greek Temple, during the greek classical period.

is different about it, and why this difference has occurred, you must look at it in the eyes of the Athenians in the 5th Century, and how they would have seen it. This is what I will try to do in this ...

(4 pages) 87 0 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Greek Democracy & Its influence on social law.

07-508 B.C by the great Greek thinker Pericles. His idea was supported by the people of Athens, the Athenians, for they also wanted a say in how they lived. Some years later, Pericles led the people o ... in Greece because of Democracy.Main BodyDemocracy in Greece changed the whole way of living of the Athenians; it quickly led Athens to be the most powerful city/state in Greece. It forced the other c ...

(4 pages) 62 0 2.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Critical Essay: Pericles' Funeral Oration Speec Explains the views of the Athenians from an ideological stand point.

y beautiful and moving piece ofliterature. The Funeral Oration was a custom that occurred where the Athenians praisedthe dead after a great battle. Pericles, who was the leader of the Athenian state a ... at flows from its walls and the lifestyle that is at the heart of the society.The status quo of the Athenians can be categorized in the days of slave economy.Nations would gain power through the means ...

(6 pages) 88 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

"The Parthenon".

itician Pericles, who sought to restore Athens' temples, which were destroyed by the Persians. They Athenians used the money brought in from the arrangement with members of the Delian League to restor ... 432BC. This temple was a dedication to the goddess Athena Parthenos or "Athena the Virgin," who the Athenians believed helped with there victory over the Persians. It was built by two main architects, ...

(5 pages) 113 0 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Persian Invasions

King Darius, being very wroth with the Athenians for their share in the burning of Sardis, sent a great army across the Hellespont to march ... a against Eretria and Athens, led by Datis and Artaphernes, which sailed first against Eretria. The Athenians, indeed, sent aid; but when they found that the counsels of the Eretrians were divided, so ... on the seventh day. But the Persians, counselled by Hippias, sailed to the bay of Marathon.THEN the Athenians sent the strong runner Pheidippides to call upon the Spartans for aid; who promised it, ye ...

(7 pages) 45 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This essay is about comparing and contrasting the Athenians and the Spartans, the two most outstanding city-states of Greece

role of men and women between Athens and Sparta was one of the major differences. First of all, the Athenians lived a very plain life where boys were allowed to attend school. There, the boys from age ... mately forty thousand men were involved in this. Women and children were not permitted to join. The Athenians government had allies with lots of the small city-states of Greece to become strong with t ...

(3 pages) 68 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Greek Justice: Trial and Punishment

erson (outside of wartime) was considered polluted.The Solonian laws were developed at the time the Athenians realized they needed to change the constitution and reform their laws. Solon who was appoi ... the jurors and would vote for one side or the other depending on the argument they liked best. The Athenians had large juries because they thought the bigger it was the more democratic it was and tru ...

(4 pages) 37 1 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Athenian Radical Democracy

tionary in the amount of freedom it gave, no other civilization before had treaded on the ideas the Athenians put forth.Freedom is a person's ability to participate equally in society as well as be fr ... t to its own devices because of the misguided indulgence of the legislator" (ETEP, 7). Although the Athenians were concerned about the rights of all males, they always seemed to overlook the freedom a ...

(4 pages) 66 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Legality Control over one's behavior

even predates psychology. The Sophists, with their "advanced intellect" came to dominate the early Athenians. As proof, Gorgias, one of the first Sophists, with his expert use of persuasion, "develop ...

(1 pages) 25 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Responses to three issues in government: morality, conservativism and Sartre's The Wretched of the Earth

1. Morality and Government"Athenians. For ourselves, we shall not trouble you with specious pretences- either of how we have a ...

(7 pages) 66 1 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science