“Have you ever thought about how much Greek traditions have changed over time?” Chances are you answered no to that question. However, Greece is very interesting when it comes down to how much it has changed over time. Particularly in its traditions about death. The Greeks believe in very specific things when it comes down to what happens after death, and what they believe about death at the time influences their traditions for it, and the traditions for death have changed over time.
The Persian Wars, involving Persia and Greece, occurred in 480 and 490 BCE. Persia invaded Greece as she tried to expand her land into their territory. King Darius had already led Persia to gradually expand into Europe with Iona, Macedonia, and Thrace in her possession. The next place on King Darius’ list was Athens and the remainder of Greece.
Persia and Greece were beautiful and prosperous empires and where the most influential of their time. In this essay I will talk about the two main empires’ political structures and their economy and I will also state similarities and differences between the two empires. The two empires’ political structures might have varied greatly but their economies were very similar. Even though they had differences and had major battles they were still the ideal empires of their time.
In the period known as classical Greece in the years 800-323 BCE, Greece comprised of small city states (poleis) which were considered and operated as independent small countries. Amongst those city states Athens and Sparta were two of the most powerful and considered in Greek history as the most influential states to western civilisation. These two city states shared some common characteristics whilst in some instances they were very different from each other. Sparta and Athens had differences and similarities in the way they governed their city states, in how they established their military forces, how they treated women, their marriage customs and social gatherings
Although they bear some superficial similarities, the differences between Greeks and Persians during the years 1000-30 B.C.E are clear. The thought that the Greek empires are better than the Persian empires is one that I believe in.
Athens and Sparta started off as allies standing side by side when they took on the Greco-Persian Wars lasting between 499 B.C. and 449 B.C.. They remained superior among the city-states for over a half
The Persian and Athenian Empire had a lot of differences than similarities. There were different people who ran the Empires and they were ran very differently. Trade routes were different but some trade goods were similar to others. The Persian had one person running the empire while the Athenian Empire had many city states instead of one person ruling the whole Empire. Each Empire believed in different many gods, some believed in two gods, and some people in one god. A lot of them believed in different gods and The Athenian Empire believed in the same god. Thier religious are different than others.
Greece on the other hand was much smaller with a fraction of the Persian population with around 2-3 million people. Greece was made up of hundreds of small city-states and small settlements while Persia was one absolute monarchy. One way Persia became so powerful was with their rich agriculture while Greece destroyed all of their own rich farmland by causing deforestation and soil erosion. One of the biggest differences between these two states and the one I believe is the most significant was their approach to politics. Persia was controlled by the king and said king was in charge of all politics. Greece was one of the first places to use a system of government where the people managed the affairs and what went on in politics. I believe that this is significant because they both took a completely different approach to
Another similarity that Greece and Persia had was the influence that they had on modern day politics. Politics is different in every civilization, there are monarchies, democracies and even anarchies in some indigenous tribes.Greece was a democracy which allowed important men to vote on community issues. This being one of the first democratic locations in written history, a lot of America’s government is based on. America has a system like that of Greece, although, unlike ancient Greece, America has let women vote since the 1920’s and non-land owning men could vote. When people are given the ability to be autonomous and decide the activities that occur in their community, only positive effects will be an outcome, but when others come to a disagreement
Persia and Rome were epicenters for trade, military power, and agricultural prowess. The social and economic structure of Persia and Rome, during their rise and falls, placed a heavy emphasis on warrior status, the agricultural community, religion, and established trade routes. Both societies were very unique in how they did business with their people and other empires. During Rome’s rise their social structure was based on military merit and/or the wealth of their farm land. During Persia’s rise their social structure was based largely upon military status and their role in religious affairs. If one was a priest in the Persian empire then they were higher than a soldier. However, the social and economic structures of both empires were very different during the rise and fall.
Another difference that they had was their access to resources. At the time, resources defined whether or not a civilization was capable of supporting life. In times like these, if a civilization didn’t have enough resources, they immediately suffered and failed. Greece was unable to grow their own crops due to the fact that they were so far inland. The islands near Greece had fertile lands and they were capable of growing plants. As for Persia, they were also unable to grow crops because such a large part of Persia was a desert. Due to the lack of precipitation, Persia had to create irrigation systems that were capable of providing water for such a large amount of people. Greece had to rely on trade from the nearby islands.Since the distance
In a relatively resource-poor region, a society rose from the access of foreign sources of raw materials and markets abroad. This society came to be known as one of the largest nations in Eurasia. The rise and fall of this great nation has to do with war-fare and the conflict between city-states. Their division led to the widespread of language and culture. This is the great story of Ancient Greece and how individualism changed the view Greece had on certain issues. (Bulliet 99) From 1000 B.C.E to 30 B.C.E, Ancient Greece’s view on individualism changed the political system Greece had, over time changed the way individuals thought and made important Intellectual changes, and gradually changed the Economic system such as bartering.
Throughout the history of Greece, Athens and its citizens have always been a powerful force in the Ancient World. The name of their city is based on one of the strongest and most powerful goddesses to exist, Athena, so it is no coincidence that the Athenians exhibited characteristics that reflected their patron goddess when in situations of peril. During the reign of King Xerxes and his father Darius, Persia had risen to power, and had enslaved many groups including the Dorians, Indians and Ethiopians, and they felt that they should continue to consolidate their power until Xerxes held absolute control over the entire region. In order to do this, Xerxes had to gain control over Greece, in particular, Athens, and this was the challenge he struggled the most significantly. After multiple Persian invasions, Mardonius, Xerxes’ commander sent a message to the Athenians, stating that he would grant the Athenians amnesty, and give them back their land with extras, as well as let them have self government, if they stopped resisting him and joined his military alliance; this message also included many subtle threats. If I were an Athenian present during that time I would absolutely advise my fellow citizens not to accept Mardonius terms, because Athenians are a people who are intelligent and strong, and do not need to accept or succumb to the threats of a tyrant, because they already possessed the power to overcome these threats. This is proved through the fact that they knew Xerxes
I am researching the country where democracy originated from, which is Greece. Greece doesn't have that many natural resources. Bauxite, from which aluminum is created from, is a mineral found in Greece that is the most vital. There are layers of asbestos, nickel, magnesite, and marble also found in Greece. Asbestos was once known as a miracle mineral to the Greeks, due to its unique feature of not burning, but it’s now seen as a deadly mineral. This is because it can cause deadly diseases like Mesothelioma and Asbestosis. Greek doesn't have large quantities of coal, and its brown coal (also known as Lignite) is "of poor quality." Important minerals like chromium, copper, ore, uranium, and magnesium are small, and Greece's petroleum