This was seen during the Punic Wars when Rome was able to defeat Carthage. It was able to defeat Carthage because unlike Rome it did not have a strong standing army. It was important for Rome to be able to defeat Carthage because not only did they conquer new land, reach new people, but also gained more resources for trade therefore, making their wealth prosper. The military also helped when choosing a new leader that would make changes for the empire. If it wasn’t for Julius Caesar army he wouldn’t have been able to take over Rome and implement better social and political reforms for the empire.
The people of the time obviously needed to do something and an act such as this is the perfect spark to light a revolution. This tale was a cautionary warning during the first century BCE when the Republic became an Empire. Augustus brought about a form of monarchy once again within the Roman Empire. Even though Augustus was good to his people, in reestablishing a monarch type rule without a clear line of choosing an heir, there is no way to ensure the safety of Rome from corruption once again. This is why Augustus sets up these new laws, in order to try to elongate the life of the Empire.
Athens had an empire, they stood up for values, they were the school of Greece, while Sparta were clinching onto their dear iron bars. This allowed for Sparta to forget about their state, and go on the offensive. Another example that ties this conflict together is the aspect that Athens a democracy could elect such ignorant leaders who only care about their own glory. Overall, Athens, a democracy, would last longer, as evident by their ruins, and Sparta, an oligarchy, would not last long because as always, an oligarchy will always
Since Caesar had defeated Pompey, a military and political leader during the Roman Republic, in battle and was a roman general at the time, Caesar went on to conquer and take control of Gaul ( modern day France) and allied himself with Cleopatra in Egypt by marrying her. Caesar was expecting to become dictator for life because of his accomplishments without the Senate voting on him. This shows that Caesar wanted anything that would better him in life and brings us to the next topic about how Caesar didn’t think about others first. This shows that Caesar wanted anything that would better him in life. The final reason why Julius Caesar was a villain is the fact that he took action first without thinking about what the consequences would be.
It became increasingly known across Greece that Athens’ only goal was to help themselves and to further the glory of Athens. Even allies of Athens began to disagree with Athenian rule. The harsh methods employed to maintain Athenian supremacy aroused the increasing resistance of the allies (Fliess 1961). The strong Greek city-states that were aligned with Sparta included Thebes, Corinth, and Elis. As the Peloponnesian War endured, it became clear that power in Greece was shifting away from Athens and towards the
The Romans had a system of indirect democracy where the people had the power to vote for representatives who would advocate for them on the state level. The Greeks had a government in which the people directly were involved in the governmental and legislative process. In addition, both systems were flawed in their representation of their people in their respective governments through neglecting a large portion of their population. Both societies did well to create term lengths to decrease the likelihood of corruption and abuse of power through creating accountability. However, the Greek democracy was a caliber above its counterpart.
Sparta and its allies grew discontented of the great growing power Athens was becoming therefore different conflicts broke out resulting in the Peloponnesian War. Its my position that Sparta was responsible for the fall of Classical Greece. I believe that Sparta was afraid that the great Athenian Empire would conquer over their allies and eventually conquer them. Secondly, according to Thucydides Sparta “secretly felt aggrieved” towards the great Empire the Athenians had built after the Persian War. Thirdly Sparta rejected the cooperation of 4,000 Athenian soldiers that were sent to Sparta to help against the revolt of helots in Sparta.
Democracy, a form of government, allows the people in their own nationality to vote for people in order for them to become representatives as a result to vote on new laws that would affect their own nationality. One of the many states of Greece, ancient Athens was indeed not truly democratic as a result of not inclusive, other than male citizens, to gain authority in ancient Athens, ¨Demokratia was ruled by male citizens only, excluding women, free foreigners(Metics) and slaves.¨(Document D), therefore ruling Athens was only accessible to male citizen since since women, free foreigners(Metics), and slaves were not allowed to rule as a result of not being male citizens. One of the many states of Greece, ancient Athens, was indeed not truly democratic as a result of not even using the essentials of democracy that is used today, “Thus, by our standards, it was oligarchy, not democracy.¨(Document D), therefore ancient Athens was not using democracy as their form of government, they were using oligarchy,another form of government in which a small group of people has power and control, as their form of government instead of democracy.
What this quote shows the leader, is how the Greek government did not just indict Manolis Gris to satisfy the people he did it to satisfy other nations as well. They knew that if they did not take quick immediate action that their might be negative large scale implications to their actions. Both Manolis Gris and Gerry Conlon were charged as a means to fulfill the utilitarianism framework, which allocates efforts in a way to benefit the needs of the many over that of the few, in both cases the needs of entire nations outweighed the importance of their freedom and so they were sentenced. Manolis Gris and Gerry Conlon both experienced a botched trial that was rushed and resulted in their false indictment. Manolis Gris's arrest was rushed, because there was an ultimatum.
City State vs. City State. The Macedonian War put an end to the “Greek Civil War” and the democracy. In 336 B.C.E. Greece became a part of the empire under King Alexander the Great of Macedon. Conclusion It was interesting to learn how the forms of government have progressed through the times in Ancient Greece.
Greece DBQ Theater, government, and religion were all essential parts of ancient Greek culture. A unique trait which all of these aspects of ancient Greek society shared was progression and development. Theater progressed from simply relaying stories to tackling controversial topics which sparked discussion. Government showed growth and progression in both Sparta and Athens. Sparta developed a militaristic society which eliminated socioeconomic inequality and Athens’s monarchy evolved into a free democracy where people’s voices were heard.
According to Thucydides, this was not the only factor that caused the war. Apparently, Athenians wanted to throw the Persians out of their home land after an Athens leader took over the Delian league. In which they did, the Athens took over a great sum of the Peloponnesian land. As the tension continued, Athens began to build a wall surrounding its empire to prevent Sparta from attacking. At this point in time, the tension between all the city states in Greece were on high alert.