However up until 500 BCE, the concept of Democracy was a foreign concept, and the great civilizations of that era were run by monarchs, aristocrats, and religious leaders of sorts. The term, Democracy, stems from the Greek word ‘demokratia’ which means rule by the people and it wasn’t until around 500 BCE in Athens where the first examples of democracy originated. While Athens is widely regarded as the first historical example of a democratic system, some scholars believe that the Roman Empire’s republic system was more democratic than that of the Greek. As I will come to
Tiered seats in the theatron provided space for spectators. There were two side aisles that provided access to the orchestra. The Greek theater inspired the Roman version directly, though the Romans made their own modifications to the concept of theater architecture. Overall you can find Greek theater influence throughout history.
Theatre in ancient Rome and Greece Our interest in the theater connects us with the ancient romans and Greeks. Almost every Greek and Roman city that is noted had an open-air theater also known as a theatron, the seats arranged in tiers with a panoramic view of the natural landscape. The Greeks witnessed the first plays of Thespis, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Epidaurus as well as later playwrights. Theater has evolved generation to generation but This essay will analyze early greek and roman theatre, more in depth look on the creation of theaters, well look at a play by Aeschylus, as well as The City Dionysia where dramatic festival were first held. In Athens Greece tradgeties were always performed in an outdoor open air theatre.
Ancient Greek theatre and theatre today are very similar. Theatre is the Greek word for “viewing”. Jane Shuter tells us that Greek theatre included three parts: the orchestra, the skene and the audience. The audience would surround the stage by being in a semi-circle. The rows would be curved in so people at the top would be able to see.
Another reason Athens had better cultural achievements was because Doc A states, “The Athenian leader Cleisthenes introduced a system of political reforms that he called demokratia, or rule by the people.” In fact, this government is still going on today and is in many countries including the best America. This government gives power to the people instead of just 1 to 3 rulers. The last reason why Athens was undoubtedly better than Sparta culturally was when doc C says, Rising 500 feet above sea level, the Acropolis in Athens showcases some of
Greek influence is evident in modern day art, music, philosophy, religion, and many other aspects. As astounding as it may seem that traces of an ancient culture can last thousands of years, it is due to the rise and development of the Greeks and the conflicts that continued to develop and refine the civilization. In the democracy of our government and the paintings that hang in museums, Greek influence is a major part of modern culture. For example, the Greeks developed a form of democracy, which influenced the form of the American Government. Greeks influenced Modern education as well, not only were forms of math such as geometry and algebra developed, philosophical ideals about religion, consciousness, and nature were suggested.
Greek mythology inspires and helps create new pieces of literature. The bag of wind in Stephen Hillenburg’s movie, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie is inspired by Aeolus’ bag of winds that is given to Odysseus. In Homer’s The Odyssey, the gods cause Odysseus' journey home to Ithaca to last longer. Circe, Zeus, and Calypso cause Odysseus to have more pain than he should have had on his journey home. Each one of these gods all have a part in causing Odysseus harm and elongating his journey.
The Ancient Greek theater in 6th century BCE Athens began with festivals honoring their Gods. Through the performance of tragedy and religious festivities. These, in turn, inspired the genre of Greek comedy plays. Thespis is the first Greek actor of tragedy. (Ancient Greek Theatre).
Sophocles is one of the most famous tragedy playwrights in Ancient Greece. Sophocles plays raised awareness in many social and political aspects of Ancient Greece. In addition Sophocles innovative theatre inspired future western performances, and his play is still being performed currently around the world. In comparison Aristophanes was known for his comedic plays. However, both styles of playwrights explore important aspects of Greek society.
We have pointed out that on many occasions musical elements were called into action when political power was being established and in order to intensify its legitimacy in public opinion. The musico-ritualistic practices were being considered, in the ancient near-east as in archaic Greece, as an attributive facet of political power, and thus, controlling and manipulating the sacred soundscape served to establish and bolster political legitimacy in public mindset. throughout this study we have seen that this element of sovereignty was reflected in many of the musical foundation stories, in which the sovereign, whether it be a God, a king, a tyrant, founder of cities or the legal reformer, often turned to the establishment of musico-ritualistic practices while founding, expanding or reforming his areas of