How Democracy caused the fall of Athens Greece Athens is thought to be the birthplace of democracy. Here was where the Athenian democracy was first developed, consisting of the central and the adjacent territory of Attica in around 508 BC…
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The general standard of living became better, the poor earning more than before. The equality of rights for all, regardless of their class, was introduced. Later, great pieces of art and literature were produced. That period is called the ‘Golden Age’ of Athens. The people enjoyed being the ones helping out in creating new laws. The head went through their suggestions, so the city was ruled keeping everybody’s thoughts and wants in mind. The Athenians seemed to be happy in the way their city was governed. Several years later though, questions were raised and arguments arose regarding the democratic system. Greece produced many philosophers which are famous now like Socrates, his pupil Plato and Aristotle. They were great thinkers and had their own theories concerning the ruling of their city. Their questions and thoughts led to the rest of the general public raise their own queries until there was a general unrest. Nothing quite major, but the seeds of uncertainty were laid and one could easily imagine what the future could entail. There were several rulers who governed the state, Perciles being the most loved and greatest. But after his death, Athens did not remain to its former glory and that was partially due to the decision made by him whilst he was alive. Athens and Sparta were both powerful cities and great competitors. When the latter saw
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The Rise and fall of Sparta: Its Impact on Greek Culture. Sparta was Greece’s military state in ancient Greece, and the Spartans dedicated their lives to serve in the military. The philosophy guiding the administration of Sparta dictated that the life of a Spartan belonged to the state, and that soldiers should be strong enough to protect their people.
km. Most states which are related to Southern Europe are washed by Mediterranean Sea. Greece also borders Mediterranean Sea and is a part of Balkans Peninsula. As the country is washed by seas, its climate is rather mild with warm winter and dry summer. Landscapes are very beautiful.
Today, the temple is largely a reproduction of the original with many of the structural elements and components having been altered in the many reconstructions it has undergone. In the 1998, when it was lastly rebuilt, some of the composite art works such as the frieze were moved to the acropolis museum, it was dedicated to the Athenian patron goddess Athena who was also referred to as the God of victory.
Before this initiative, the government was controlled by the selected group of people, autocrats. Since that time, the definition of democracy has much extended but the basic philosophy remained the same - insisting on the rights and capacity of people to control their governments for the social wellbeing.
Civilization refers to the way of life of a people that has attained a high level of social organization. The basic unit of society is the family, several families grouped together make a tribe, and several tribes working for a common goal make a people or nation that share a common way of life or culture.
Athens is also the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the cultural and political impact of the city on the then known European continent during the fifth and fourth centuries B. C (Stoneman). Some of history's most revered poets, scholars, and military minds once called this great city home.
he ‘old’ world styles of flattened figures and animorphed images combining the figures of animals and humans in different ways for different meanings to the ‘new’ world styles which included more humanism in expression and optical experience reflected in the art forms.