There is no doubt that trading routes helped transfer goods and people, adding extra skilled workforce in many provinces and overall expanding Rome power by exchanging its currency. The legacy of the Roman Empire is past down in lecture and documents from generations. Today, the United States is considered to be the “New Rome” overall establishing good or bad the influence the Roman Empire did have in the ancient
Greece was a very high-class civilization, where the government was based on city-states. Perhaps their greatest invention of all was the form of government they came up with, which we still use today-democracy. However these Greek democracies are nothing like our democracy today. The probably most well known ruler of Greece was Alexander the Great. He was the leader of Macedonia, the city-state that took control over Greece, and he eventually gained control over Greece as a whole. Alexander the Great was probably the best leader of all time in Greece. He conquered new lands, but he was the first person to adopt the new land's customs, instead of forcing his customs on the new territory. This is why many of the civilizations he conquered actually were glad he took them over. He also encouraged his soldiers to marry the women from the new territories to show cultural involvement.
In ancient Greece, there was one dominant city-state, or Polis as the ancient Greeks called it, and this was Athens. It was a beautiful society that enjoyed art and literature very much and valued things like wholeness and excellence. However, one thing the Athenians did not value was women. They were deemed inferior by men, and treated more as a decoration rather than a human being.
Some policies and institutions of the Roman Republic were useful to help them succeed in conquering first Italy and then the Mediterranean world. Before of the institution of the republic, the romans were a monarchy since their beginning and they were basically a pastoral people. Rome suffer several changes and improvements under the control of the Etruscan kings. The Etruscan were civilization settled north of Rome in Etruria, and they once had control over almost all the Italic peninsula. The Etruscans influences in Rome were profound, they transformed Rome from a pastoral community to a city (91). The Etruscan built the street and roads that help the development of temples, markets, shops, streets, and houses. They basically brought urbanization to Rome. It is fairly to say that the Rome republic was a fusion between the elements of the Etruscan civilization and the Rome elements. The combination of the different political institutions and policies made the Romans succeed in their conquest territories.
When people wonder about Ancient Greece the first thing that comes to their minds is Greek mythology; gods and goddesses that have helped shape many historical events. “In ancient Greece, stories about gods and goddesses and heroes and monsters were an important part of everyday life.” (“Greek Mythology.”) The civilization showed that numerous characters and stories helped shape Greeks. The beliefs the Greeks had with mythologies was they understood the meaning behind all the characters that are known today. However, to the Greeks, they were not just characters, these were their gods and goddesses who gave them meaning and understanding of the world around them. Worshiping the gods and goddesses helped them with their religious rituals and the temperament of the weather. A famous wine-jar that was made during this time period was “Achilles killing the Amazon Queen Penthesilea, 540-530 BCE, black-figured amphora”. (Khan Academy) The civilization that they lived in grew around their worship and achievements.
It was a wonderful eye-opening experience to interview Carmen Anton, a Spanish immigrant for this project. I learned so many things about how she arrived in American as a small child with only her sister by her side and her strive to become American. The emotional struggles of Carmen and her sister, Elena, were real and I didn’t realize it was that emotionally draining to come to a new country. Her experience showed me how hard it is to fit into a new society knowing absolutely nothing about the world she was dropped into. The fact that she flew here with her younger sister and then live for three months without her parents to guide her in this unfamiliar setting, shows me how strong and brave Carmen was at the young age of eight. When she first came, she assumed it would be like
The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC marks the beginning of the Hellenistic Period and covers 300 years to the invasion of Egypt by the Romans. The word Hellenic refers only to the Greeks, but the term Hellenistic refers to `the Greek-influenced societies that arose in the wake of Alexander's conquest' (Sacks, 105). The Hellenistic world extended from Greece all the way to Afghanistan and resulted in the beginning of the mass spreading of Greek culture. Its central characteristics were the mass empires created by Alexander and his successors, the mingling of Greek and other cultures and the diffusion of religions
The Athenian society was known as the most powerful society and well-developed city in the ancient Greek world. The Athenian Society was also known for their brilliant innovations in a lot of fields of life that are still being used in today’s life. Those fields of life include literature, poetry, drama, theatre, schools, buildings, and government. The fact that Athenian society being the strongest and brilliant society in the Ancient Greek time makes it become the most interesting society to study about. This society has a lot to offer in terms of its history and culture. To really see what the Athenian Society look like, we have to look at some important factors. Those
According to legend, Remus and Romulus founded Rome in 753 B.C.E. Rome was then ruled by seven kings, two of which were Etruscans. Historians agree that this was most likely true. The Etruscans were a people who lived to Rome’s north and had a great influence on the Romans. Rome developed into a city under the Etruscans’ influence. The Etruscans built streets, markets, temples, houses, and shops in Rome. But in 509 B.C.E., the monarchy was overthrown and replaced by a republican government. Rome then extended into the valleys between the seven hills it was located on and built the Servian Wall to protect the city.
Arcelia De La Cruz Hernandez Sanchez was born on May 2, 1973 in Mexico, Leon Guanajuato. She grew up on a ranch with her 3 sisters and 5 brothers. She only lived in Leon and the only time she moved was when she crossed the border to live in the United States. Her setting influenced who she is now because she is religious, cooks mexican foods, and responsible because she had to take care of her siblings being the fourth oldest. Her setting also influenced her to become independent because she started working since the age of 13 and hasn’t stopped. Arcelia was pregnant with a girl named Karen when she got married to my dad Gerrardo. Then she got pregnant with another girl named Sarai. Arcelia wanted a better life for her family so she and most
In the text Black Athena by Martin Bernal, Bernal provides a contemporary and interesting perspective in relation to the discussion and examination of Ancient Greece’s development as a society as well as a culture. Throughout Black Athena, Bernal discusses the Ancient Model and Aryan Model, which are the two models that have been constructed and utilized to assist historians in understanding the reality and truth of how Ancient Greece developed to the society and culture it has become (Bernal, 1). Bernal specifies the clear distinctions when he discussing how both models have influence modern historians’ and their perceptions towards Ancient Greece; furthermore, he discusses how Ancient Greece has been examined and interpreted through the utilization of the Aryan model, which is viewing Ancient Greece as being influenced by Europeans (Bernal, 1). However, Bernal holds a completely different viewpoint on how Ancient Greece grew into the civilization it is. Through the examination of the linguistic and cultural similarities, Bernal argues the invasions by the Egyptians and the Phoenicians laid out the foundation for the development of Ancient Greek civilization and culture (Bernal, 2). In other words, he emphasizes how Ancient Greece’s development should be examine through what he calls the “Revised Ancient Model” (Bernal, 2), as he makes it evident that this model effectively shows the true and “complex reality” (Bernal, 3) of Ancient Greece.
Although developing several models of what many modern people would call a civilization and finally having most humans adapt to living life in or around the city took thousands of years, by 2,400 BC Sargon had established the first true empire. Despite the honor and glory that came with achieving such a monumental victory for humanity, the empire and its capital lasted for a blink in the eye of history before misfortune cast it aside. Subsequent ruling powers attempted to perfect the system that had failed the Akkadians, each with a seemingly new approach to creating a society that could withstand any negative forces that they might come against. The Phoenicians established and maintained themselves by trade. Greek city-states utilized a wide range of approaches and governing styles. The Macedonians, led by Alexander, modified and melded what those before them had used in order to establish one of the largest empires of all time. All of these great empires believed that they had finally found a way to stand the test of time and remain, and still they fell. The great Trojan walls were taken down by the simplest of schemes. Even the Romans, with their incredible aqueducts, large-scale architecture and a ruling body whose control spread farther than any had imagined, were eventually was disbanded by a series of unfortunate events including Germanic tribes and fanatical emperors.
Atalanta was born to two people with unknown names had a child in ancient Greece. The father had wished for a son, but was instead given a daughter who he named Atalanta. The father was not satisfied with the situation, and in his bitter disappointment he left his young daughter on a cold mountainside to die. Rather than dying from the cold, Atalanta was instead rescued by a she-bear who nursed her to health. Atalanta lived with the bear for a rather long stretch of time, which allowed her to develop amazing physical strength coupled with exceptional hunting skills. Eventually, hunters accidentally stumbled upon Atalanta in the wild, and offered to let her live with them. The time she spent living with the hunters also helped her to develop
Throughout history there have been many great empires, but none have made a greater impact than the Greek and Roman empires. These empires began as small city-states, and grew to become the powerful empires we know today. The Greek and Roman empires were not always enemies, considering the Romans were greatly influenced by the Greek culture. The two civilizations shared many similarities, but had different opinions on government operations. There are three different periods that span the history of the Greek and Roman empires; the Hellenic, Hellenistic, and Roman civilization. I will thoroughly examine the differences in religion, philosophy, societal struggles, territory expansion, trade, commerce and the decline of each
The video on YouTube named “THE ANCIENT GREEKS - ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE - Discovery History Science (full documentary)” by AncientDiscoveryHistory tells the story of the Ancient Greece. The video mentions that for over one thousand years, the charismatic and strong people of Greece made the most advanced technological wonders that the world has ever seen. Greece is a country of islands and city-states that was ruled by leaders whose thirst for greatness united people. However, Persia was the world’s superpower of that time. Persians were self-confident and multi-ethnic. Persia was a land power. A Persian invasion force of epic proportions came to Greece to add it to its empire, but Greece was ready to battle.