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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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Athens: The Acropolis and the Agora

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    Athens: The Acropolis and the Ago Modern day Athens has managed to maintain an ancient landscape.? The Acropolis and the Agora are two major features of ancient Greece that have a home in this metropolitan city.? Both of these ancient sites preserve their power and mystery in a modern day world. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, an agora is an open space in ancient Greek cities that served as both a meeting place and as an area for various civic activities (?Agora?).? The Agora of

  • 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

  • Essay about Ancient Athens

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    Ancient Athens The last Olympic swimmer just touched the wall and the race has ended. Cameras are replaying every single movement from the race and a winner has been clearly decided. Just as these Olympic swimmers will gain a medal for placing, ancient Athens had numerous accomplishments of its own. Athens “prosperity … was due in large part to its stable and effective government” (SOURCE 1). When analyzing the history of ancient Athens, is easy to see how the accomplishments of a democracy

  • Classical Ideals : Ancient Athens

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    Professor Codella Humanities 300 3 November 2014 Classical Ideals The ancient Athens aimed for perfection with every detail in their lives; from the art, architecture, philosophy, they wanted nothing less than perfect. This high standard of perfection is known as the classical ideal. The ancient Athens’s society was based solely on high standards of living. The classical ideal was expressed in many ways in the Athens culture. Philosophy and religion helped paved the mind with perfect thoughts (Sayre)

  • Athens : A Of Great Wealth And Prosperity

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    Athens was one of the greatest cities that existed in ancient Greece. Ranging from a superb navy, to an outstanding belief in knowledge, they were set to succeed from the beginning. Athens was a land of great wealth and prosperity. This led to some of the world’s greatest pieces of art including the Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus. There may have been other cities with good militaries or strong trading partners, but there was never a city that could compete with the great city of Athens. Athens