Alexander the Great was a leader of Macedonia at a very young age. Here is my take on whether he is a hero or a villain. Alexander caused widespread destruction, according to the Persians, “Persians also condemn him for the widespread destruction he was thought to have encouraged to cultural and religious sites throughout the empire” (Ansari). Alexander thought it was an achievement to capture the Persians, “Alexander would have been familiar with stories such as these. The Persian Empire was not something to be conquered as much as an achievement to be acquired” (Ansari).
Akhenaten was a young ruler as well. The Egyptian thought he would run Egypt into the ground and he would be a bad leader. In his works he talked about how how he ruled Egypt. Akhenaten talked about how he became the ruler of Egypt in his works of literature. Eygptians thought Akhenaten was going to be a really bad ruler but he ruled during the peak of Egypt's wealth.
As philosophy progressed in the 7th, 5th, and 6th centuries, philosophers shifted from using mythos to logos. Mythos, which involves stories, myths, poetry, and inspiration, was closely tied to beliefs in the Greek gods. Logos, which involves reason, logic, language, and observation, began to replace beliefs in the gods. This did not mean that logic and reason completely replaced Greek myths. But philosophers began to explain the world relying more on logic and less on mythos.
Herodotus has done this through tying in the Persians involvement with Histiaeus and his death into their downfall. After enacting a peace agreement for Ionian cities, the Persians shift their attention towards Greece. (6.42.1) This is important to note as Herodotus further builds on the scope of the Persians conquest. However, Herodotus has done this in a way which makes it seem as though they’re overreaching as he only just finished explaining the Persians attack on Lasbos where they captured Histiaeus. By organizing the series of events so closely together, Herodotus is able to lead the reader into thinking about how the Persians actions and
Rome ultimately became the place for religious, political and social institutions. Roman art however was influenced and inspired by Greek art. The Egyptian and Near East civilization also influenced Roman culture throughout history. The Romans appreciated the arts and Greek culture. After the Greece dominated,
This period is also referred to as the Golden Age of Greece in which great monuments, art, philosophy, architecture and literature emerged becoming the building blocks of our own civilization today. The Hellenistic period however, was between 323 BC with Alexander's death and ended in 31 BC with the conquest of the last Hellenistic kingdom by Rome. It was the time in which the power of Athens declined due to its defeat in the Peloponnesian War against the Spartans. Although its theatrical traditions seem to have lost their vitality, however, a new form of theatre emerged which was New Comedy, comic episodes about the lives of ordinary citizens. Due to the vast historical changes and events the theatrical architecture of had to evolve to be suitable for new types of theatre and plays.
First section will explain how Plato and Socrates view the noble lie and how it is related to the case studies mentioned above. Second section will talk about Lewinsky-Clinton scandal and how Clinton lied for his own personal interests. And third section will discuss the Watergate scandal and its illegal activities that was
The controversy around the Marbles revolves around the broad permission Lord Elgin was given from the Ottoman government. However, although the Ottomans were in control of Greece at the time, I believe they should not have had the authority to hand over Greek heritage, as Greek heritage belongs to the Greeks, not the Ottomans. Lord Elgin motives have also been called into question. Was he selfishly collecting the Marbles, or trying to save them from destruction? Because of his willingness to sell them to pay of his debt, it is more likely that his motives were, in fact,
Despite our western world being heavily influenced by the Greek and Roman society, we have changed the myths of their would to fit the morals of monogamy, heroism, and good vs evil. One of the differences between the myth and the movie can be seen right in the beginning. Hercules is the son of Zeus and Hera, and not Zeus and one of his many mortal wives. Hera even cares about him, and so does Zeus. They have a party and everything.
(Bissa, 2009, p. 111). The prominent use of cedars in their temples was possible either by trade with Syria or with Lebanon. Several historians have argued that states such as Persia would not have considered trading with the Greek states, since Persia indirectly placed embargos on their vassal states when trade with the Greeks was the subject of consideration (Bissa, 2009, p.