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  • The Acropolis Of Athens And Athens Essay

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    The Acropolis of Athens Intro Over the years, the Acropolis of Athens, a large rock with a flat top that overlooks the city with an elevation of over 500 feet, served a variety of purposes to the people that lived on or near it. Any city built on an enormous hill can be considered an acropolis, but in today’s world, “The Acropolis” is associated with the ancient Acropolis of Athens. As stated in the New World Encyclopedia, to some, the Acropolis of Athens “was also known as Cecropia, after the legendary

  • Athens : The City Of Athens, The City, And Its Causes

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    The city of Athens is the capital city of Greece and is also Greece’s largest city. The city is full of rich history dating back to 3000 B.C and still stands to this very day. Athens is full of amazing archeological landmarks, beautiful views of the mountains and oceans. Many people visit Athens or Greece in general for the history that it holds. Athens, with many of the historical sites still standing, shows the ability of the ancient athenian people to make long lasting builds to stand against

  • The Acropolis: The City Of Athens

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    It is generally found in an extremely rocky region, just above Athens. The Acropolis is set 490 feet in the sky above the city of Athens and is approximately 7 acres. It’s most important buildings were constructed during the years of 495 BCE and 429 BCE. This was during the reign of Pericles. The Acropolis was originally meant to protect Athens from attacks. It served as a fortress. There are other acropolis’, however, the one in Athens is the most famous. In an effort to construct these buildings

  • How Is Athens Citizenship

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    Athens Citizenship In the beginning of the sixth century BCE the idea of people participating in a role of society started to develop and later evolved into the status of people given by their government; citizenship. With citizenship came the theory of social contract, which stated that if a citizen does their part for their nation their nation shall do theirs. As the theory evolved the Roman republic focused more on how their people interacted with the other citizens and participated in their

  • Was Athens Just?

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    108 Professor Easton Was Athens Just? Athens was a great city of the Fifth century from Greece. They flourished during that time and were at the height of their power. They were also a very smart people, and some of their ideas have lasted all the way until present day. Perhaps one of the most important is democracy. Athens is one of the earliest civilizations that use this form of government and it nearly lasted two hundred years. Its hard to become as powerful as Athens did without making enemies

  • Athens And Spart Sparta

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    Athens and Sparta are two rivals of ancient Greece. Athenians and Spartans lived their lives different, and they valued different things. Athenians and Spartans had an Assembly, whose members were elected by the people. Sparta were ruled by two kings, those two kings either ruled until they were died or forced out of office. Athens were ruled by archons, they were elected annually. Athens in the birthplace of democracy. Spartans focused on war and obedience. Young boys were trained to be warriors

  • Facts About Athens

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    Brief historical background of Athens city Metrics of status The first settlement of Athens was about 3000 BC, and it was located on the rock of Acropolis. According to the tradition, Athens was founded, by King Theseus united in several state settlements of Attica. According to the Greek Mythology, Athens is named after the goddess of wisdom, after she defeated Poseidon in a competition for patronage in the city. Poseidon gave the city a spring of water and Athena presented and olive tree

  • The City Of Sparta And Athens

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    responsibility in their own right. Its strict militaristic mentality was the backbone of its well-run city which was unlike the city of ancient Athens. Athens was dynamic and open to the world yet its democracy excluded people. Although good order was important, women played the part of dutiful wife, not being seen or heard as a valuable part of society. Sparta and Athens were radically different in its

  • The Parthenon In Athens

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    The Parthenon in Athens was constructed for the purpose of representing the power of those leaders at that time in Athens. There were some leaders who has a power in leading the sciety like elderly and rich people who used to control the entire societ who designed the way the building look like. This building reflect their power at that time. This shows that how Athenian were so powefull and their impact in the city. The Partenon was built as a replacement of the one destroyed in the war and as the

  • Essay about Athens, Greece

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    Athens, Greece Athens was the intellectual center of Greece. It was one of the first city-states of its time, and is still known as one of the most famous cities in the world. It was named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom and the city's patron. In 508 B.C., Athens became one of the first societies in ancient times to invent democracy. Democracy came from the Greek words, demos, meaning people, and kratein, meaning to rule. This form of government was usually held in a meeting place, which

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