Essays Tagged: "Cleon"

"Prelude to Foundation" by Isaac Asimov.

of a great series of science fiction books by Isaac Asimov. It is the year 12,020 G.E., and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great capital of the Galactic E ... llion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows that there are people who have the desire to see him fall, those whom he would destroy i ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Ancient History, analysing sources

ower under the decisive ruling of Pericles would provide a comparison with Athens under the rule of Cleon that would come out negatively towards Cleon in Thucydides' writings. His political views woul ... him. He may even have felt guilty because he survived the plague that killed Pericles.The fact that Cleon was the kind of politician he particularly disliked would have lent some bias to his accounts, ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Significance of Pericles' Death

('the mob') allowed the Athenians to be easily influenced and therefore electing populists such as Cleon, Lysicles and Hyperbolus into dominant leadership roles. Election, via democratic means, of su ...

(5 pages) 47 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers


ravel for a while until Antiochus is no longer after him. Pericles first goes to Tarsus, where king Cleon and his wife Dionyza bemoan the famine that has beset their nation. Pericles arrives with corn ... t Thaisa is not dead, and revives her.Pericles lands in Tarsus and hands over his child, Marina, to Cleon and Dionyza, since he thinks it won't survive the journey to Tyre. Then times passes; Pericles ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Aug/2006

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


greatest hero, Pericles, had been taken from them and replaced by unscrupulous politicians such as Cleon and Hyperbolus. So it is such little wonder why Aristophanes' comedy grew such rapidly even fr ...

(1 pages) 19 0 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays

Thucydides - Discussion Style

dure transcends politics as it examines the puzzling dichotomy of the brain and the body in humans. Cleon's approach to politics is strictly empirical; impartiality and expediency take precedence over ... of the brain, and he therefore argues in favor of the immaterial and that which is based on reason.Cleon opens his speech with the assertion that "giv[ing] way to your own feelings of compassion" is ...

(3 pages) 27 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy