Compare And Contrast Gupta Empire And Athens

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Because the Golden Ages in Athens and in the Gupta Empire successfully achieved maximum potential in politics, economics and culture resulted in a prosperous, powerful nation that lasted many years. In Athens and the Gupta Empire both governments had similar ways of dividing the government. Pericles, the leader of the direct democracy in Athens, distributed power by dividing the government into three sections: the Boule, the Ekklesia, and the Dikasteria. This would allow certain laws be passed by certain branches. Likewise, Chandragupta II, the ruler of the Gupta Empire decided to rule a bureaucratic government by dividing the empire into different provinces. The provinces were ruled by princes who were loyal to Chandragupta II, which would allow one man to control a vast empire and make it stable. The ways Pericles…show more content…
Because India was the middleman of the path, the Gupta Empire traded with both sides of the path to richen the economy of the Gupta Empire. Similarly, Pericles and Chandragupta II prospered their economies by trading, which contributed to the Golden Ages of Athens and the Gupta Empire. Both Golden Ages contributed a vast knowledge of unique culture. In Athens, Hippocrates, a physician, discovered to study the body as one working machine instead of individual working parts and Sophocles, a playwright, introduced different genres of plays and added a third person to each play. Likewise, the Gupta Empire classified over 1000 different diseases and had traveling troupes of actors to perform plays. On the contrary, Athens was heavily art focused as it is seen in their sculptures which reflect balance, proportion, and perfection while in the Gupta Empire making discoveries was a main goal, as they discovered the earth was round. Even though the two Golden Ages had different mindsets of culture, the vast culture enriched the citizens to make the Golden Age in Athens and the Gupta Empire more
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