Essays Tagged: "Greek"

Alexander the Great

d ascendancy, and restored Macedonian rule. Before the end of the summer of 336 BC asgeneral of the Greeks in a campaign against the Persians, originally planned by his father before hecroaked, he car ... umber, into slavery. Alexander's promptness in crushing the revolt of The¬bes brought the other Greek states into instant submission. Alexander began his war against Persia in the spring of ...

(3 pages) 193 1 3.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Acient city of Athens Greece. This report is about how the city of Athens originated, how urbanization took place and monuments that arose.

look at some of the main structures that were constructed over its long history.Athens , like most Greek cities originated as a coalescence of separate villages to form a powerful state. The formatio ... n were built, even though funds were cut to support the war effort. After that in became common for Greeks to dedicate war victories by setting up some form of art in the Acropolis.Figure 2 shows a ma ...

(7 pages) 121 1 4.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Agias, from the Doachos Monument

Agias, from the Doachos MonumentThroughout the history of Greek art, the fourth century classical, or late classical, includes very careful attention to the a ... Loyola Hall.The sculpture of Agias has very well toned and formed body muscle. Being that he was a Greek wrestler or boxer, his muscles are very well developed, and the sculptor accented this by deep ... ld ruin the entire process. This is truly one of the most magnificent works of art to come from the Greek 4th century Classical Period.

(2 pages) 45 0 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Alexander the Great's life and accomplishments.

e following year, Alexander had the most amazing military campaign by guiding an army consisting of Greeks and Macedonians fighting against the Persian empire with the goal of taking revenge on Greece ... roops and thought out his plans well for only the greatest of successes. He was the " ideal of male Greek culture." (pg. 130)Seen as a great hero, he helped his troops along to continuous triumphs. Wh ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Alexander the Great.

en part in the assassination of his father. He also solidified his position at home and with fellow Greeks. He wanted people to gain confidence in him and know he wanted to have their respect. The Gre ... while on campaign. He went to view the ruins of Troy while his army disembarked once. Unlike, most Greeks he did not despise those who were not Greek. Alexander believed there were bad and good peopl ...

(7 pages) 170 2 4.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Achilles' Shield Essay" is an analysis of the shield described in Book 18 in The Iliad, by Homer.

w armor. Among the new items is a shield, made by Hephaistos. This shield held everything valued in Greek life. The center of five concentric circles was the Earth. Surrounding that were stars, the su ... g of two cities, one of peace and one of war. The next circle has in it the agricultural aspects of Greek life, plowing and harvest. On the next circle, there was hunting, sheep, cattle, and huts. Dan ...

(2 pages) 49 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Alexander the Great: History About a Legend

the world. In fact, he was the only emperor to be called, "The Great." He had studied under a great Greek Philosopher, Aristotle, who taught Alexander literature, science, medicine, philosophy and to ... Greece.In 334 B.C. Alexander led his army into Persia and, after defeating an army of Persians and Greeks, he captured territories in Asia Minor.In 332 B.C., Alexander first conquered Tyre, Gaza and ...

(2 pages) 58 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

5 Most Important Events From Ancient History

eport if the Sumerians hadn't developed the world's first form of writing.In 500 B.C.E. Athens, the Greek city-state, developed, and used the world's first democratic form of government. This affected ...

(2 pages) 82 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Alexander the Great

No person can deny that Alexander the Great accomplished many things for the Greek Hellenistic period. The controversy comes to play when deciphering just how great of an impact ... path in a new direction is a bit more appropriate when addressing the influence Alexander had over Greek history. Towards the end, the Hellenic period of Greece had begun to transform itself and conc ... mplementing things. "He greatly enlarged the bounds of knowledge and of human endeavor, and gave to Greek science and Greek civilization a scope and an opportunity such as they had never possessed." I ...

(4 pages) 71 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Account for the centrality of ancient sculpture to the canon of art in Western Europe between the Renaissance and the early nineteenth century.

The sculptures of the Pantheon were often seen as the best examples of the 'highclassical style' Greek art. They consisted of one long frieze, several square panels andtwo huge triangular compositi ... sculpture was central to the canon during the Renaissance, most examples were eitherRoman copies of Greek works or Hellenistic.Art theorist Giovanni Pietro Bellori (1615-96) made a significant contrib ...

(5 pages) 101 0 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Alexander the Great administration

osition as King, he moved quickly to establish himself. Upon Philip's death, he had not settled the Greek city-states leaving them in a state of confusion. His death brought forth internal and externa ... position in the League of Corinth. At the League of Corinth, Alexander obtained the approval of the Greeks to liberate the Greek in Asia from Persia. Alexander challengers to the throne were killed an ...

(9 pages) 91 0 4.9 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Account for the victory of the Greeks in the Persian invasions of 490B.C - 480B.C

ersian Empire, in a number of successful victories, and driving the Persians out of Ionia and other Greek states which had become medised over the wars. There were a number of factors which contribute ... ecome medised over the wars. There were a number of factors which contributed to the victory of the Greeks in the Persian invasions, which included their various strategies of geographical knowledge, ...

(9 pages) 64 1 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Account for the different interpretations and perspectives of the Battle of Salamis as described by Herodotus, Aeschylus and Plutarch

of how the battle started" (The Histories, Herodotus, 8, 85-92) - both the Persian version and the Greek. He was not perfect, however: there were mistakes, and he was affected by his context.Herodotu ... was not perfect, however: there were mistakes, and he was affected by his context.Herodotus was of Greek origin, writing around 50 years after the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC, so he was not an eyewit ...

(5 pages) 31 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Air - Sea Transport: Competitiveness or Complementarity in the Greek insular market?

AbstractThis paper deals with the air and coastal shipping industries in the Greek insularmarket and the relationship they have developed in the passenger transport area.This sp ... ea transport has always been the main way for the transportation of bothpassengers and cargo in the Greek insular market. Since the mid of last centurythe rapid development of air transport has caused ... FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.fineprint.comUp until the beginning of 1990, the Greek air transport market was amonopolistic one served by the national air carrier Olympic Airways. ...

(12 pages) 66 1 4.4 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges

Alexander the Great

y changed the entire nature of the ancient world in little more than ten years.Born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in 356 BC, to Philip II and his wife Olympias, Alexander was educated by ... , he inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom, which he had to secure - along with the rest of the Greek city states - before he could set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire, in revenge for Pe ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Acient Art: The Laocoon Group and The She-Wolf

Although Greek and Roman art work are different. They also have some similarities as well. The Laocoon Group ... n Apollo priest and his sons being attacked by two serpents. Laocoon (the priest) tried to warn the Greeks not to accept a gift of a wooden horse from the Greeks. But, after deciding to stick his spea ... ieces of art.References:Hellenistische Kunst. Der Laokoon by: Michael Lahanas and the She-Wolf by: Tony GhezzoAdapted from L'Italo Americanohttp://www ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.7 May/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Achilles is no hero: "The Iliad" by Homer

Achilles would not have made a very popular quarterback in today’s society. As the ancient Greeks defined heroism, he fits the title of ‘Hero’ perfectly. He is the son of a goddess, ... a true hero might react. “And you will eat your heart out because you failed to honor the best Greek of all.” (Book 1, line 258-259) Instead Achilles lets his vanity consume him to the detri ...

(2 pages) 50 0 0.0 Mar/2007

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

"300" Compare/Contrast Essay

rsian-Grecian Empire. When Leonidas and his outspoken wife asked them about the preservation of the Greek way of life, that is, freedom and democracy, the offer quickly turned into a threat, the threa ... freedom and democracy, the offer quickly turned into a threat, the threat of total destruction for Greek culture and a life of slavery for any Greek survivors. When the diplomats scolded the wife of ...

(3 pages) 54 1 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

1 Spartan Women         The book Spartan Women, written by Sarah

Sarah B. Pomeroy, is a detailed monograph explaining various areas of the life of women during the Greek era. Because this book is a monograph there is no story line or character to follow throughout ... Spartan Women are historical figures such as heroin and goddesses that have played a major role in Greek civilization. The main focus is directed to the women of Sparta. Throughout the book Pomeroy c ...

(6 pages) 2466 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What advantages did Xerxes enjoy when he invaded Greece in 480 BC and why did he not gain victory over the Greeks?

vantages did Xerxes enjoy when he invaded Greece in 480 BC and why did he not gain victory over the Greeks?Cormac Griffin (A1177407)IntroductionThe victory of the Greeks over the Persians in the Secon ... enic history. Arguably, this is because the result was so unforeseen. The disjointed and fragmented Greeks, divided by rivalry and infighting, took on the might of the Persian Empire, the greatest Emp ...

(11 pages) 36 0 0.0 Aug/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies