Hellenic And Hellenistic Greek Theatre Architecture In ancient Greek theatre was an important aspect of their lives, they spent hours and even days planning and preparing for numerous plays to be performed in the festival of Dionysus and many other occasions. They took great care into evolving their theatre to improve its various aspects such as costumes, playwriting and architecture, trying to make the theatrical experience more enjoyable for the audience. Greek theatre architecture is the base in which modern day theatre originated from, it was a unique architectural structure at the time making it one of a kind. Greek theatre architecture had two time periods in which the architecture was significant or experienced an evolution, Hellenic
The Persian army consisted roughly about 40,000 men. Persians plan to assassinate Alexander the Great failed and the fled. Alexander the Great won victory and only 115 of his men were killed. In this battle, Alexander the Great showed great leadership as a commander of an army without any help at such a young age. “This battle was in some ways the most important of Alexander’s career…It was important because it was the first real battle in Asia…the circumstance of the battle reveals not only courage and confidence, but also his fine political sense and his enormous good fortune” (History Western Civ.
According to Alexander the Great and his Empire, “ He established many cities in different parts of the empire. Like the cities in Greece, they had marketplaces, temples, and theaters. People from Greece flocked to settle in Alexander's cities. They brought with them their Greek laws, art, and literature. Alexander insisted that local soldiers and government officials speak only Greek.” Even though Alexander did spread Greek Culture, this is not a heroic act as he destroyed other cultures in the process.
.In spite of Alexander’s victory at the Battle of the Hydaspes River against King Porus of Paurava in 326 BCE, he appointed his the king to rule a big region for his brave fight. In this battle Alexander’s horse Bucephalus was killed. The king named one of the cities after his horse
Glubb (1977) considered a series of empires from the Assyrian (859-612 BC) to the British (1700-1950) and identified six common stages of their rise and fall: outburst (pioneering); conquest; commerce; affluence; intellect; and decay. These stages could be superimposed onto the spiral depicted above. My conclusions From my reading to date about Greek civilization in the 4th and 5th centuries BC, I consider that Butler’s premise on economic and military changes, which is essentially that it ultimately systematically undermined Athens, is valid. There were undoubtedly other factors that contributed to and perhaps hastened the end of the Athenian Golden Age, in particular the untimely epidemic that devastated Athens and its leadership in 429
56). Growing up, Alexander had a great father and ruler figure from which to learn from. Alexander was also his father’s right hand man in battle. He spent his whole life in battle which impacted the warrior he became. Alexander’s father was assassinated in 336 BC.
Most of their art was for daily use only. They made a lot of vases and bowls so they could use them in their every day. Other types of art all over the world also influenced Greek art. The Greeks started taking some ideas from what the romans were doing. Greek art wasn’t really made to out in the museums just for display.
As described by Edd Morris, “Gothic architecture marked the first time that beauty and aesthetic values had been incorporated into building design". Builders wanted to see who could construct the better, more decorative building and all for the prestige of the Christian region. This is where the pride toward religion began to blend with the creation of religious architecture. Gothic architecture is still very important and used constantly with designers, explained further here, “Artists still gather inspiration from gargoyles, architectural and religious features that were found in churches beginning with the 1200s’ (the rose, stained glass, ribbed vaulting), Gothic text (typography), Gothic floral elements (like the ‘Fleur de lys” Gothic symbol), Gothic cathedrals with pointed arches and high towers, Gothic religious paintings and much more. In some design works, the Gothic style is mainly used as inspiration to create unnatural creatures with masculine, forceful, tough, gloomy, sinister, and mysterious traits.” Many modern-day logos are inspired from gothic architecture and we don't even realize it.
The Emphasis upon the Decorative Style: competition drew different groups of builders to conceive and construct grander and more decorative designs, for the glory of the Christian region. The most important element of the Gothic style of architecture is the pointed arch, which was likely taken from Islamic architecture that would have been seen in Spain at this time. The pointed arch relieved some of the drive, it then became possible to reduce the size of the columns that supported the
These ‘cultural allegories’ are associated with an increasing tendency concerning communication and border crossing (Tziovas, 2004). At this point, it will be useful to mention certain other –non western European- orientations of the Greek fiction since 1974 that reveal the fragmentation and the hybridity of the self, the division of identity as well as the rise of the Other (Mike, 2004). Vagelis Hatzivassiliou (2004) claims that the focus of Greek literature has been also turned to the Balkans because of the influx of Balkan immigrants in Greece. Prose writers base their material on the intersection between the locals and the foreigners inside or beyond Greek borders outlining their meeting point and their differentiations. In a similar way,