Introduction The history of Western civilization was influenced by the Ancient Greece in more than a few ways, for instance, they inspired various achievements that shaped the early foundation of civilization in the west, and other parts of the world. Some of these developments arose during renaissance and industrial revolution, and impacted on various aspects of the modern world including philosophy, politics, education, and religion. Essentially, the Greeks accomplished great feats in these aspects of life, and the Ancient Greek Culture is popularly known as the birthplace of Western civilization. The purpose of this essay is to analyze how the ancient Greek’s political structure played an important role in the world history considering the fact that it had a noteworthy influence on Western Civilization.
Compare and contrast the factors that made Cyrus the Great and King Ashoka successful rulers. While most rulers of large empires would keep hold of their political control through the use of military force, both the Indian emperor King Ashoka and the Persian ruler Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid dynasty maintained their power by setting a strong example of moral uprightness, and promoting tolerance to all cultures. This brought peace to their respective kingdoms, and made the kings well loved by their subjects. These policies of tolerance generated a sense of unity within their empires, and dissuaded rebellions. Both rulers gained the loyalty of their subjects through the toleration of all religions in their kingdom.
• Alexander the Great was the best orator and a great commanding officer. He won multiple wars whether they were in Asia or at the sea while suppressing revolts from his conquered lands. On the other hand, Constantine the Great was the first Emperor to establish Christianity during his reign in Rome that shifted Western history. Both leaders were termed “Great” because of their own achievement. They had different set of ways in winning wars, improving Ancient Greek and Ancient Rome, and proving peace and prosperity.
Without a doubt, Ancient Greece has had great influence on the formation and development of western culture and civilization. Athens, arguably the greatest city-state of Ancient Greece, brought forth democracy into the world. It was during the golden age of Ancient Greece that Philosophy, Science, Math, Literature, and the Arts started to make their mark on western civilization. Greek thinkers established the modern fields we now take for granted. It was because of their cultural and intellectual revolutions that the world as we know it now exists.
The main objective of this essay is to describe and investigate the structure of the government in the ancient Greece’s most powerful city states, namely, Athens and Sparta. Both city states have gone through various cycles of wars, reforms, social upheaval and unrests, and each of these elements has had influenced the development of the governmental systems that we have bettered or inherited today. Athenians saw the need for fundamental changes in the government, allowing them to pave the way for direct participation of their citizens and citizen’s initiative in the democracy and elimination of the some oligarchical elements. The Sparta, although not as democratic as Athens, allowed women to be far more than reproductive machines whom were expected to live only to please the men.
Ancient Greece was the ultimate kickstart to modern military and government. “Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.” (Ancient Greek Philosopher). In this informational essay, topics will be discussed about the ancient Greek military and government. If a “hoplite” is a thought in anyone’s mind, then why not learn about it?
Countries in Western Europe and Eastern Europe were democratized and eventually were joined together by the Western multilateral institutions. Mark Lagon, author of “Promoting Democracy,” states, “The United States encouraged European integration to stabilize the West European democracies, and NATO was a bulwark within which Italy, West Germany, Portugal, and Spain democratized,” (Lagon, 1). Lagon is saying, the
The Articles had many weaknesses so we as americans had to create a stronger government to run our country on. I think the Constitution was a good idea for America because it fixed many of our country’s problems which were from the Articles of Confederation. The constitution gave us a national currency, gave us the bill of rights amendments, and made it so the powers were split equally between three branches. The ratification was good
The American Revolution was extremely important in history, because it created a democratic government in a time when monarchies were one of the most popular forms of government. It also showed that even small countires can tango with big countries like Great Britain. America inspired other nations to think about the way their government works and cahnge their government. Who know what the world would look like if the Americans hadn 't won the American revolution. Maybe the U.S would be called the United States of
Not only did Athenians have freedom, but at a certain time, they had exceptional power for the city. Over a few centuries, Athens became one of the wealthiest and most powerful city-states in Greek due to its growth of overseas trade. Also, because of the large fertile land making Athens become the producer and exporter of wine and oil. However, with all this wealth came social and political issues, usually between the wealthy aristocrats, who are descendants of the Athenian families that had ruled the city-state. Due to one of these issues, democracy was instituted.
Greeks Worshipped Gods To worship Hades, you must hit the earth with your hands powerfully to be heard. There were many ways and aspects of how Greeks respected their gods. Greeks did whatever possible to make the gods happy in order for them to have the crops grown or to even avoid death. However, worshipping the god of agriculture only would cause you trouble since the other gods might get jealous and punish you.