Socrates was born in Athens the place that was booming in arts, science, and philosophy. According to History.com Staff, Socrates had “...[a] moderate wealth... (History.com Staff)”, yet for some reason whenever Socrates was out in town he was “barefoot[ed], long-haired and unwashed... (History.com Staff)”, which must have been bizarre for the people of Athens that time considering that beauty was held up to such high standards. One of
His father died when he was eleven years old, so he lived with his mother and would move around Virginia to stay with relatives. Washington was hoping to join the British navy, but his mother did not want that so he respected her wishes and stayed home. George Washington did not have a terrible childhood, but still much is not
Due to Phaedo arguably being Plato’s most famous dialogue (Dorter, 1920: 3) there is much discussion to whether or not his arguments for life after death are at all convincing. Consequently, I will analyse each argument individually by discussing different scholarly critiques and views on Plato’s work, however I will
A key part would be how Larson intensively wrote about the dirty antics of the politicians. For example, Alexander Hamilton trying to prevent Adams from becoming Vice President. He willingly put words into Adams’ mouth to make him seem unfit for the position. This has ultimately changed my perspective on Alexander Hamilton. I thought of him as a very key figure in history because of the Revolutionary War not because of his sabotage of political affairs.
Aristotle is a Greek philosopher who was born some time around 384 BC in the city Stagira, which is in the Greece kingdom of Macedonia, and he died in 322 BC (Wikipedia). Aristotle was a well known philosopher, in fact he was such a well known philosopher that he was given some nicknames from the Ancient Greek people for his modesty. When Aristotle was younger (17-18) he, “...joined Platos Academy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven” (Wikipedia). At the Academy Aristotle was a great student, but wasn't the best because he was concern of the way they scrutinized philosophical issues and the way world works, and it's not just the perfect forms and realm of ideas that matter, regarding their theory of ideas (Gradesaver).
Before the Lincoln assassination John was valued as the shining and happy one. Obviously this was before he was on a quest to take out the President of the United States. Edwin had his own sins he was facing, as he was an avid alcohol abuser.1 Even after Booth murdered Lincoln, Edwin went on living his life. Carter asserts how Edwin was surrounded by controversy at this time period but went on working in the public light and didn’t shy away.2 Edwin later passed away at the age of fifty-nine. He would have a very unique encounter with Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert Lincoln which will be discussed in a later
The Book called the Odyssey is centered around the hero Odysseus. The part about this story that makes it hard to talk about is the debate around whether Odysseus is a hero or not. Many Literary scholars of The Odyssey by Homer have argued that Odysseus is not a hero, closer examination shows that he clearly was a hero because he led them to victory in the Trojan War, he turned his men back into actual men, and he even went to the underworld where few to none have escaped freely. The reason this is debated a lot is because of the choices he made during the war and the journey back home. To understand why he was a hero the story must be known.
Plato is the thinker or theorist who came with addressing who should rule in a political environment in what Plato outlined that only Philosophers should rule. This ideology will be addressed in the essay with substantiated reasons on why Plato thought that philosophers should rule. 1.1 DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS 2 PLATO BIOGRAPHY Plato was born around the year 428 BCE in Athens. Plato 's birth name was Aristocles, and he gained the nickname Platon, meaning broad, because of his broad build. His family had a history in politics, and Plato was destined to a life in keeping with this history.
The ancient historian, Thucydides, a realist and aristocrat by birth, gave the world The History of the Peloponnesian War, but with a questionably biased view of the happenings of the 5th century BC, specifically the causes of the Peloponnesian War and the key personality(s) that played an influential role to the end result, a deep understanding of his writing style and attitude towards history must be learnt to allow for his work to be viewed as a credible source. The writing itself was the most scientifically accurate piece of work at the time but readers are misled by the downplaying and ignoring of events that negatively portray the role Athens had in the war. This deliberate action has been the foundation for countless scholars’ analysis of the reliability of Thucydides as a historian. Even though Thucydides was significantly more advanced and accurate than other historians to date, his pro-Athenian attitude, specifically surrounding the causes of the war, resulted in a History that has proven difficult to view wholly as a credible source. The causes of the Peloponnesian War described by Thucydides as “the truest” are accurate but intentionally ignore the motives behind them that would insinuate that the true aggressor of the Peloponnesian War was in fact Athens.
In Greek mythology, they are concerning about the gods, heroes, and the rituals of the ancient Greeks. In other way, the myths consist of a considerable element in fiction was accepted by the critical Greeks, such as philosopher Plato. Greek mythology is an influence Western culture upon unparalleled and it has been profound by the myths. Upon the Renaissance of the present day,they have been inspired fro the thrilling legacy of the ancient Greece. Those origin from the myths were being determine on the impossible and no one were trust on the myth version.