Some ways that Athens became so superior was because of their cultural achievements made by the people, the government of the city-state, and the geography of this admirable yet still growing city-state. Athens undoubtedly had more cultural achievements than Sparta. One way they had more cultural achievements was because when Doc B states, “On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece.” The reason this made them better is because These games are still going on today because of how popular they were through all of the time from the Greeks to the americans. These olympic games have lasted now for over 122 years. Another reason Athens had better cultural achievements was because Doc A states, “The Athenian leader Cleisthenes introduced a system of political reforms that he called demokratia, or rule by the people.” In fact, this government is still going on today and is in many countries including the best America.
By 51 BCE Caesar had conquered 800 cities and subdued 300 tribes (Bishnoi.) By the end of Caesar’s leadership he had conquered a lot of people and places, which meant all that land belonged to the Roman Empire. All in all, Caesar may have been egotistical, but he was truly the greatest military leader in European history due to his astounding military IQ, the way he cared for and fought with his men, and how he expanded the Roman Empire to its great lengths that we know today. His success gained the Roman Empire its wealth, provided a stable economy so there could be specialization, which allowed them to invent things such as roads, highways, plumbing and sewage, concrete, and even the calender. Julius Caesar’s legacy lives on through these innovations that are used in everyday life to this
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,
One of the greatest architectural marvels of all time, the Roman Colosseum has astonished the world for almost two thousand years and by showing Rome’s power and wealth. The Romans were big fans of many different forms of entertainment such as athletic games, board games, and even gladiator fights. The Colosseum was used to host these games and entertainment for thousands of people to watch and enjoy. The Colosseum represented much that was great about Rome such as its architecture, leaders, citizens, and much more. Being built in the 70’s and 80’s A.D., the Colosseum is one of the oldest standing structures to this day.
The legacy of ancient Greek drama still plays a huge role in modern society with many ancient Greek plays still being performed to this day. Ancient Greek democracy still plays a huge part in society with major countries such as the USA following its ways. Without Greek legacies such as these ones, modern society just would not be the way it is today and that is why Greek legacies still hold relevance in modern society.
In the year 61 BC, Julius Caesar was named governor of Spain. In 60 BC Julius Caesar joined Crassus and Pompey to form an alliance called a triumvirate. A triumvirate is a group of three leaders. “Together Caesar, Pompey and Crassus ruled the lands that Rome controlled.” (www.harcourtschool.com). In 59 BC, Caesar was elected consul, the highest office of Rome and shortly after that he was made Governor of Gaul and was in charge of its military.
Pericles was an Athenian Statesman born in 495 BC in a small town named Holoros, north of Athens. He came from a family of rich Aristocrats, and was deeply involved with changing the structure of Greek government. In 461 BC, Pericles was pronounced the leader of Athens. He created laws that allowed every citizen to be a part of the government, and laws that balanced the rich and the poor. Pericles strengthened Athens by creating and introducing direct democracy to them, and also by valuing their arts and literature.
Augustus and Marcus Aurelius are two of the Emperors of Rome who truly valued what it meant to be Roman, and lead Rome in a way that they felt was right. The last words of Emperor Augustus were, “Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble.” During his 40-years reign, Augustus almost doubled the size of the Roman Empire, adding new territories in Europe and Asia Minor. Instead of following Caesar’s example of the Roman Republic, he created the Roman Empire, ruled by an emperor holding power for life. The reign of Augustus was one of the most important because he laid the model that the other emperors would follow. Augustus was responsible for new military ideas, a new money currency, the network of
Augustus Caesar was one of the most powerful leaders in Rome’s history. He was born on September 23, 63 BC, and died in August 19, AD. As the first emperor of Rome and for establishing the Roman empire, he is very well known for doing these things for Rome. His birth name was Gaius Octavius Thurinus, but people usually called him Octavian. Octavian’s mother was related to Julius Caesar.
Also, many letters of our modern day alphabet originate from the Greek alphabet such as the letters A,B,E, and O. The Greek alphabet evolved over several centuries, and by the 5th century BC, it used 24 letters - 17 consonants, and 7 vowels. This alphabet turned out to work quite well and it became the source for the Latin alphabet that we use today.
For 700 years the Roman Empire was in control of Spain which assisted in making the structures in their area as stated by Ryan Howland. Spain 's history dates back 100s of years. Spain is one of the best places to visit the Roman ruins because of the many Roman structures built in Spain, and the fact that it controlled the Roman empire for 700 years, Spain has also spent time in preserving the ruins. According to Julie Kellogg Toledo ( a city in Spain) boasts a plethora of churches, synagogues, mosques, convents, and palaces. They also built amphitheaters that provided entertainment for the Romans at the time.
The Roman architects and builders had to design the Colosseum to provide the biggest arena in the world capable of holding between 50,000 - 80,000 people. Just one series of games might last for 100 consecutive