The Fall During The Dark Ages

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Following the Myceanean fall during the Dark Ages in 8th century B.C.E, Greece was looking for a change in structure for the sake of urbanization and organization. Whilst later in 509 B.C.E., Rome, armed with a purpose of progressing life for the Roman people, sought many of the same terms Greece placed in their renewed government. Plagued with mistreatment from the Etruscan Kings, a new wave of political rule embraces Rome. On the same token, 8th century Greece embraces a life away from the aristocratic rule and followed into either oligarich or tyrant power between governed city-states – better known as poleis. Yet, these poleis, containing varying political systems looking for a future full of promise incoincidentally influences the …show more content…

(11) Although Classicist Christopher Rowe was not in any way shape of form present at the time of noting a Greecian power whilst it ruled, it was within his 2000 novel,“The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought” Rowe found evidence as to why the Roman Republic carried a likeness to the Greecian “political sphere”. Coming out from the Dark Ages, the new poleis populations carried a weight in their homes - a weight of political power. Abandoning the monarchic pattern stemming from the Minoan and Mycenean Ages, Greece enters the Homeric Age from 1200 B.C.E. – 800 B.C.E. where the nation of Greece is truly born with self-governing city-states at bay yet a national identity still stands. At this time, these city-states were still villages run by their own Kings who reported to a higher authority; the interesting trait of the Homeric Age intertwining with the Romans is not the King status, but it is the villages duty to balance their King and to check the King within their village custom before a law could. As political awareness grows in ancient Greece, so does the future of Rome’s governing structure. Once 800 B.C.E. hits, after all of Greece’s city-states have had their fair share of civil wars, the nation becomes aware of their needs for protection. City-states start building large citadels built upon the highest hills taking the name of their “acropolis”, to center and guard

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