Essays Tagged: "greek city states"

Corporal Punishment is physical abuse

al punishment was used in the ancient law codes of Hammurabi and Moses, in laws of Sparta and other Greek city states, in early Christian church teachings and in Anglo-Saxon common laws. It is still u ...

(3 pages) 227 1 4.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Contemporary political theory

Question #1 : Please discuss the political organization of the Greek city- states, particularly Athenian democracy at the time of Pericles, Plato, and Aristotle. A ... o, and Aristotle. Also discuss the backgrounds of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle and the fate of the Greek city-states historically.During the time of Pericles, Plato, and Aristotle, Greece was divided ... subject to serve the city-state without pay. The interesting observation in the organization of the Greek city-state is that only one-third the population had any power. The other two thirds (made up ...

(25 pages) 455 2 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

"Sparta: Historically Unique" -explains lifestyle/social structure/government of Spartans -explains why Sparta is unique -Bibliography and incorrect in-text citation included (should be fixed)

Throughout history the world has seen very few powers that have been quite as unique as the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta. Very few city-states of ancient Greece were able to rival the Spartan pe ... ent. Although oddly structured, it's main goal was to achieve stability. This is one goal that many Greek city-states strived for but could never reach. Sparta had a dual monarchy with two kings. Unde ...

(4 pages) 97 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

How important was the stable family to Roman society?

ests that from around 600BC to the 1st Century AD, families were organized in a similar way to mini Greek city-states. Everybody in one family lived in the same home. Those sharing a home would have i ...

(10 pages) 91 0 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

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

In 490 B.C.E. the Battle of Marathon was a brief but important event in the war between the Greek city-states and The Persian Empire. The results of the battle had unforeseen effects on Athens ... results of the battle had unforeseen effects on Athens and the future of Western Civilization. The Greek 'Golden Age', centred in Athens, brought about new forms of art, the foundations of future phi ...

(6 pages) 106 0 4.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Greece-Persia wars.

s, to rule Greece and would have crushed the first stirrings of democracy in Europe.The survival of Greek culture and political ideals depended on the ability of the small, disunited Greek city-states ... o-Persian Wars, lasted 20 years--from 499 to 479 BC.Persia already numbered among its conquests the Greek cities of Ionia in Asia Minor, where Greek civilization first flourished. The Persian Wars beg ...

(3 pages) 55 0 2.3 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

A Comparison of Ancient Cultures: Greece and Rome.

d on the same major body of water: The Mediterranean. However, it is also very difficult to compare Greek and Roman cultures because of the very fact that Greece is a country, or back then, a very lar ... the social structure. They way women were treated in both societies was dissimilar. In the ancient Greek city-states "women has no political role...and were rarely ever seen outside the family compou ...

(5 pages) 287 0 3.9 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Monarchs, Alexander the Great and Charles the Great.

hievements of turning his army into a "great military machine" (Perry, 70) and the conquests of the Greek city-states, taught Alexander great military and leadership skills.Alexander was given a "clas ... s.Alexander was given a "classical (Alexander the Great: Youth and Kingship) education based on the Greek principle of "a sound mind in a sound body." He was tutored by Aristotle; "Aristotle taught Al ...

(7 pages) 43 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Comparison of Athens and Sparta. Focuses on differences between the two city states i.e. Spartan militarism vs. Athenian arts, literature, culture.

Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict. Located amist ruggedmountains, the Greek mainland was both protected from its enemies, and isolated from its allies,making communicatio ... both protected from its enemies, and isolated from its allies,making communication between the many Greek city-states extremely difficult. Each city-stateand the lands around it were referred to as a ...

(6 pages) 147 0 3.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"The Parthenon".

The Parthenon is a marvel of Greek architecture and innovation and has the recognition of being one of the most perfect Doric tem ... tangible item of their power and wealth for centuries.The Parthenon was built under the rule of the Greek politician Pericles, who sought to restore Athens' temples, which were destroyed by the Persia ... re powerful, which enabling them to build some of the most spectacular temples and buildings in the Greek world. But Athens wealth and power caused jealousy among the other Greek city-states, especial ...

(5 pages) 113 0 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Explain Aristotle's belief that the "right attitude to property" is the key to justice in the household.

appiness, which in English is interpreted to suggest a personal human emotional state. However, the Greek translation carries connotations of public success and fulfilment, rather than a personal feel ... arries connotations of public success and fulfilment, rather than a personal feeling of contentment.Greek city-states consisted of several associations which together formed a state with a political c ...

(7 pages) 70 1 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

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

Roman diplomacy (Based on information from LIVY)

the Macedonian war and the 1st Syrian war. They were able to gain the loyalty of various vulnerable Greek city-states to take on the current challenger of power. The Consul's or diplomats were able to ... the illusion of Rome as the heroic big brother that is providing the support for the liberation of Greeks and receiving nothing in return except friendship.Philip V had angered the Romans by sending ...

(5 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

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

Aristotle: His Messages of Virtue and Moderation in Politics

Aristotle (b. 384 - d. 322 BC), was a Greek philosopher, logician,and scientist. Along with his teacher Plato, Aristotle is generallyregar ... on, Alexander the Great. Soon after Alexander succeededhis father, consolidated the conquest of the Greek city-states, andlaunched the invasion of the Persian Empire. It was in thisenvironment that Ar ... Aristotle's teacher Plato.The importance of wisdom and justice also directly parallel theclassical Greek ideology. Aristotle believed that nature formedpolitics and the need for city-states (governme ...

(6 pages) 107 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Thomas More's "Utopia"

sial issues in Mores day or in contemporary America. More's Utopia reminds one of the philosophical Greek city-states discussed by Socrates in Plato's republic. Utopia is an island similar to England, ...

(6 pages) 66 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Alexander- Ambitious Ruler

xander- Ambitious Ruler Alexander the Great contributed significantly towards the spread of Greek culture and the expansion of the Hellenistic culture. After King Philip II was stabbed to deat ... s led to his successful conquests at times of battle and conflict. As the era of independent Greek city-states ended, a vibrant new culture transpired from the mix of Greek, Egyptian, and Easte ...

(1 pages) 11 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


ildings. The Delian League tricked and robbed 350 city-states in Greece. In 5th century B.C. Greek city-states united so they could defend themselves from the Persian attacks. There were troops ... om the Persian attacks. There were troops from every city-state. When Persians took over Ionia, the Greeks were involved because of Cyrus the Great. The Lynians and Ionians were under control of Gover ...

(2 pages) 687 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Trojan War

The Trojan War took place over 3,000 years ago, when Ancient Greeks didn't call themselves Greeks yet. The war was between and the city and allies of Troy and th ... elaus found out, he was out for revenge. He desperately wanted Helen back. He asked the rest of the Greek city-states for help to avenge the capturing of his beautiful wife. Before long, he received o ... . Before long, he received one thousand ships to sail in his favor.Artemis, a god, was upset that a Greek had slain one of her hares, Agamemnon, Commander in chief of the Greek city-states, was forced ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Mar/2002

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