Olympic gold is sought after by present day Olympians, and represents victory for the athlete and their country. Successful athletes achieve great honor and respect for their victory when engaged in competition. Pindar’s epinician poetry celebrated Greek ethos during such competition. His victorious athletes were rewarded through epinikia (Kyle 194). Pindar’s victory odes expressed the importance of piety among the athletes with regard to how they prepared for a competition in order to become the victor (195).
"Running, long jump, shot put, javelin, discus, and equestrian competitions" are some of the many Olympic sports played many centuries ago. While these sports were made for entertainment purposes, they were also helpful for ancient civilizations. The Games had a religious and political significance and helped Greek historians and writers to keep track of time. These games were very important to history and to this very day The Olympics were held in honor of the Greek gods.
The Greeks played an important role in the foundation of Western Civilization’s political science (Wolfe 1). Behind the establishment of democracy lies a legacy filled of empowerment, strategic leadership, and loyalty that lead to the ultimate victory of political freedom. There were many Greeks however, who opposed and argued against democracy, but for the Athenians it’s what made Athens great. Athenians enjoyed a life enriched with their views of freedom, believing this is what allowed humans to reach their fullest potential (8). Political freedom did not come easy, yet was birthed from a war that changed the course of Civilization worldwide.
It is human nature to want power, to be at the top of the pyramid, to be king/queen, but that comes at a price as shown in Macbeth. In the play, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth will do anything to have absolute power and nothing stands in their way. From killing to going completely mad, they will become the next king and queen at all costs. The ambition and the want for power is so high that they kill many, they do whatever they can to be one step closer, and they go completely insane, all because they want that absolute power.
The film 'V for Vendetta ' composed by Alan Moore is based on a man who disguises himself with a mask and goes by the name 'V '. He is placed into a testing camp called Larkhill. At this testing camp, the doctors were testing hormone research on the humans because it was useless to do on rabbits and rats (Moore 80). These people that were placed into the camp were gays, lesbians, blacks, and anyone who was involved with the socialist group. This fictional narrative is a substantial superhero film that highlights the unbroken Conservative authority, the possibility of inhumane imprisonments for people with AIDs and a legislature that had expressed a want to annihilate homosexuality.
Macbeth is now king and the prophecy has come true. Macbeth feels invincible and goes into battle with no armor and is willing to kill anybody that stands in front of him. Macbeth believes he can’t be killed because of the prophecy. ” thou wast born of women. But swords i smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, brandished by man that's of a woman born”.
In today’s successful world, ancient Greece has played an important role in building the base of the country’s development and the prosperity of today. Whether it is a small contribution or a vast one, ancient Greece civilization is the secret behind the majority of countries growing rapidly. The Greek civilization excelled in many areas, which influences our life today: socially, politically, and economically as they have had a massive implication for the development of mankind. They understood the human propensities and the mind of the human; they were cultured so they didn’t want to get in any sort of interference in war. The approaches to government or the innovation that have affected socially or in the finance of a country economically,
These games were a stylized reflection of the Ancient Olympics, in that they took the basic concept of the games and altered them to reflect Coubertin’s modern views and values; foremost among them were nationalism and amateurism(pg14). Nationalism was intended to be apart of the games in that each competitor would take pride in competing and winning for his home country.
During the classical period from 500 to 300 B.C., the ancient Greeks experienced an age of long-lasting cultural developments. The developed in the areas of democracy, literature, but most importantly in art because art embodies that Greeks ideas and theories to be perfectionists. The Greeks created long-lasting developments in the areas of art during the golden age. According to document 2, Greek architects created one of the finest and most advanced buildings in the entire Ancient world. Not only did the Greeks create appealing buildings, but they would concern the areas of proportion and accessibility.
How did the Early Olympics worked in the beginning of 1896? The Olympics started on April, 6, 1896. The ancient Games were staged in Olympics, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 Greece, AD, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. The man responsible for its rebirth was a Frenchman named Baron Pierre de Coubertin,who presented the idea in 1894.
The olympics are athletic games that first started in Greece. These games were later revived and are now seen as massive global athletic events that bring the world together and are held every four years. The olympics between 1892 to 2002 brought together cultures due to bringing together nations regardless of wars while simultaneously divided nation’s teams because of countries enforcing their own political agendas onto their athletes, such as Nazi Germany making their athletes prove how Nazism is better than democracy. Women were also beginning to participate in the games and at first were barely participating in the games, economically the olympics became more and more expensive throughout the years and became a cash pit for large companies
The Olympics began centuries upon centuries ago. Most people today recognize the Olympics as a game between countries where skilled athletes from many parts of the world come to compete. But, people may not know or understand how the Olympics came to be, and what contributing factors influenced ancient civilizations and society. In these next paragraphs, I will be explaining the benefits of the ancient Olympic games.