Essays Tagged: "Polis"

'Den hedervärde mördaren'

utala mord Boken handlar om kommendörkapten Hamilton. Han är sambo med en polis, somsnart ska föda deras första barn. Hamilton får i uppdrag av sin chef att l ... uppdrag av sin chef att lösa morden på tvågammla militärofficerare. Även polisen i Norrköping (ett av morden begicks där) berHamilton om en hjälpande hand. Mo ...

(1 pages) 27 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Plato, The Republic

ndly, that good government is attainable in those cities where there is a large middle class...'The polis is a partnership of citizens in a system of government that serves to achieve the common good. ... een households, clans, and villages for the sake of a fully developed and self-sufficient life. The polis gives those who possess wisdom and moral intellect a chance to move up to high positionsJustic ...

(4 pages) 163 0 4.7 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

King Oedipus, not the hero everyone thinks he is.

us, the greatest and noblest of all men, is once again being called upon by the Thebans to save the polis from disaster. The Chorus holds Oedipus as the object of universal adoration, but is he really ... lence consists of his ability to make decisions and act upon them, in a way that no one else in the polis can do. Oedipus has a heroic confidence in his own abilities, and has good reason for such con ...

(5 pages) 83 0 3.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

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

eparate villages to form a powerful state. The formation of villages to form a city-state called a "Polis" was common in Greece. A Polis usually was a small, agriculture in origin, community with a ce ... is why a powerfully state was needed to survive. The city of Athens' central place included the Acropolis, Agora, a wall, Religious temples, Theatres, public baths, Stadiums and the Olympieion. Archeo ...

(7 pages) 121 1 4.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

What are the key features and limitations of a liberal democratic state?

hich means the people and "kratos" which means authority. Democracy first flourished in the ancient polis of Athens, where huge gatherings were held in order to vote on certain issues.Liberalism is a ...

(6 pages) 204 4 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

The Good Life.

person's rational faculties. Aristotle follows the Hellenic tradition in seeing the city-state, or polis, as the highest form of rational organization, with the result that he identifies the living o ... eal of the good life in our society is clearly illustrated when we realize how vastly different the polis of Aristotle from anything which we are familiar."It is clear then", writes Aristotle, that a ...

(5 pages) 115 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Aristotle Vs. Epicurus. Dealing largly with their views on their ideal societys. Ultimately points to Epicurus as superior

While Aristotle makes some valid points in his argument for participating in the polis, Epicurus offers us the total package, which will, in the end, provide the citizens with a mor ... not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us." The polis completely falls short of emulating this feeling of security.This brings forth the sheer beaut ... on to an individual than politics. This lifestyle, void of the pain and deception brought on by the polis, aids the person in living a more fruitful and pleasant life. The concept of enjoying the plea ...

(4 pages) 51 0 4.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

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

Greek city-states extremely difficult. Each city-stateand the lands around it were referred to as a polis, and each polis functioned as an independentcountry, with its own laws and government. Despite ...

(6 pages) 147 0 3.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays


aspects that shape them. War and expansion to the social change within the Spartan's boundaries and polis. The two combined aspects helped Sparta achieve greater influence and power in the Greek World ... 0 B.C. Due to the social and political strain this caused it led to the transformation of the their Polis.To become the power that Sparta was it was not an individual effort but a community effort of ...

(3 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2004

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

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

ument is his claim that "man is a political animal", meaning that only within a civic community, or Polis can he successfully fulfil his purpose in life, to achieve Eudaimonia. Literally translated, t ... ogether to form villages which in turn create city-states. The highest of these associations is the Polis and, according to Aristotle, its primary function is to achieve Eudaimonia for all its inhabit ...

(7 pages) 70 1 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Compare Contrst Greek And Roman Women

the household was the only person to take part in a social life. Most males thought they owned the polis, the town they lived. They controlled the government and everyone in it. Women were permitted ... the household was the only person to take part in a social life. Most males thought they owned the polis, the town they lived. They controlled the government and everyone in it. Women were permitted ...

(5 pages) 62 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Central Athenian Historical Overview

many of the things we care most about. Take politics for example: apart from the word itself (from polis, meaning city-state or community), many of the other basic political terms in our everyday voc ... citizen as the man 'who has a share in (legal) judgment and office'. Also in the shadow of the Acropolis lay the theatre of Dionysus. Athenian drama, both tragic and comic, was a fundamentally politi ...

(4 pages) 44 0 2.3 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Athenian Society in the Classical Period based on the plays by Aristophanes

means and portray the way of Athenian life, including the impact of war, the role of the state and polis, the role of gods in human affairs, the role of women, and the nature of barbarism.During Aris ... eace with Sparta and thus cease the Peloponnesian war. The idea of women seizing the control of the polis, to surpass the politics and warfare of the men was seen as a fantasy as it was set at a time ...

(7 pages) 69 0 4.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Apuntes filosofia

E. CONTEMPERA -Comienzo S.V al S. I-Periodos Helénico(se centró en la Polis)-Periodo Helenístico(se centro en la monarquía) Y para ... reer en dioses" y ocuparse de las "cosas del cielo y las que hay bajo tierra".-Traición a la PolisÉl se define como un TÁBANO porque no hace mas que mantener a la polis atenta, ab ...

(82 pages) 27 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Ancient Greece

ied it at the foot of a hill, so inhabitants could take refuge from any attacks. This city-state or polis contained dependent territory, which they used for agriculture and pasture.The early archaic p ... ses. Each group contained a leading household, which contained many dependents.The citizens of each polis were divided in-groups that were based on what family they came from. Each city-state containe ...

(2 pages) 23 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

The History of the Greeks: Hellenic and Hellenistic

ificantly different from the Hellenistic Age. The Hellenic period saw the rising and falling of the polis while Hellenistic period was plagued by warfare among the remaining dynasties. Despite the dif ... istory was the Hellenic (c.750-323 B.C.). One of the characteristics of the Hellenic period was the polis, or very small city-state. Each polis was dedicated to one specific god. Each polis was self-g ...

(25 pages) 231 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Greek civilisation mainly the Archaic period

the Dark Ages would also gave the Greeks the rudiments of their greatest political achievement: the polis , or "city-state."The tribal or clan units of the dark ages slowly grew into larger political ... ent cultures and political organizations (notice that the word "political" is derived from the word polis ).Politically, all the Greek city-states began as monarchies. In their earliest stages, they w ...

(4 pages) 41 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The growth of the West Legon Boulevard and its effect on the provision of services.

d to village Agriculture"Settlements are the basis on which any form of village, town, city or mega polis are built on. In about 8000 BC, at the end of the last ice age, the world's population consist ...

(7 pages) 26 0 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Pericles Speech Position Paper(Position :Pericles' Speech was not an accurate representation of Athenian society)

ry, but the Spartan-like image Pericles creates is not accurate. Also, around this time period, the polis is declining because it can not support the amount of people under its rule due to the increas ...

(4 pages) 68 2 4.9 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"The Origins of Greek Thought" by Jean-Pierre Vernant

idea, Vernant rationalizes the revolution of Greek thought as it pertains to the development of the polis (city), the development of philosophy, along with the idea that logic was developed by accompa ... and the birth of democracy. This paper will focus on the relationship between the emergence of the polis, the origin of rational thought (logic) and its connection to the Greeks. Vernant posits that ...

(6 pages) 40 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History