To an extant, their governments never really achieved the idea of all are equal before the law. Apart from these parallels, they have many differences, for instance, Athens was heading towards ‘one man one vote’ which reflects its social progress and its right direction in becoming a democratic state. However, “The Sparta system combined elements of apartheid, oligarchy, monarchy, militarism, terroistic secret police…and democracy all
Caesar’s expedition in Gaul was to some extent the cause of the breakup of the First Triumvirate. While Caesar’s expedition in Gaul brought him unrivaled glory and status, which might have upset the First Triumvirate balance of power and turned the senate against him, due to instability in Roman politics, the alliance between Caesar and Pompey was already on uneasy grounds. Crassus’ death during his campaign in Parthia unsettled the First Triumvirate, resulting in a faceoff for power between Caesar and Pompey and a tip in balance that even further lessened the power of the senate. Historians such as Goldsworthy even argue that Pompey was reluctant to go to war and had not the Senate intervened, the alliance could have continued. Before Caesar’s expedition in Gaul, Caesar only a politician with little military experience (Goldsworthy 15).
Many of the most famous ancient philosophers and philosophical ideals originated from Greece. In his paper, The Ancient Greeks, Part One: The Pre-Socratics, Dr. C. George Boeree explains different aspects of ancient Greek philosophy. Firstly, he explains several of the reasons as to why philosophy became so prominent in Greece compared to other nations during the same time period. Next, Dr. Boeree defines some of the basic subcategories and subsections of philosophy, mainly metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Lasly, he lists many major philosophers and their ideas that still stand the test of time.
Noticing that the empire had grown to a size that was uncontrollable by one leading power, the Persians disassembled the empire into satrapies─small portions of the empire that were monitored by regionalized magistrates, called satraps. These satraps, typically due to their relationship with the king, were appointed to overview a satrapy, and to collect taxes or men for war. Comparably, the Maurya Empire recognized the ever-increasing need for a new system of control, thus the Mauryans separated the empire into multiple provincial structures, in which spies, disguised as common townspeople, would enforce the law as well as collect taxes. Both the Persian and Maurya Empire deemed it necessary, due to the rapidly growing enormity of their empires and the consequential receding amount of control that their bureaucracies had, that they needed to be broken up into different sections. These sections, in both empires, would be monitored by the king’s appointees, allowing the king to neglect simple tasks that he would otherwise have to do, which, in turn, would slow each empire’s overall progress, and instead focus on larger issues that would not only benefit the entirety of each empire, but would also allow for progress to
She is beloved and respected by all the gods. Unfortunately, the powerful rulers of Thebes and Athens hatred grew for one another. The ruler of Thebes seeing that the border between Thebes and Athens isn´t clearly defined, saw a perfect opportunity to gain land. He sent soldiers to the border to claim and protect a part of Athens´ land. When this was done a messenger of Athens went to the king to report.
Pythagoras found that the square root of two could not be expressed as an integer or a fraction. He titled these numbers the “unspeakables,” and tried to overlook them as if they did not exist. Today, they are termed irrational numbers because they can continue on to
A major inconsistency with Shakespeare’s authorship is that all records show that Shakespeare was neither a worldly nor a well-travelled man. In fact, “There is no record that he traveled at all during his formative years, or that he ever left England.” (DoubtAboutWill.org.) Therefore, the logical question is whether someone who has never left his country would have the ability to vividly and in such great detail depict places he had never seen. In addition to being confined to England for his entire life and purportedly writing about other countries, Shakespearean novels also speak with unbelievable familiarity regarding issues of aristocracy and nobility neither of which Shakespeare had experienced in his life. (DoubtAboutWill.org.)
Atlantis is a fictional island because there has been no evidence of the island, no authentic pictures or artifacts from the island, and evidence has been found that Plato wrote the story of Atlantis to prove a point. 1. Atlantis is fictional because there are no real evidence like pictures or artifacts of the island existing. There are only drawings of Atlantis but no actual pictures. 2.
In conclusion, these are just the three most powerful gods of Greek mythology. Zeus the god of the sky, Poseidon god of the sea, and Hades god of the underworld. In summarization there are fourteen gods in total in Greek mythology. However, these are just several of the most powerful. Let me introduce you to the World of Greek mythology.
The author suggests that, first it is necessary to destroy their principalities so as to have full claim to the authority, second, those in authority should go there in persons or deploy a puppet regime so as to stake their claim for the cities. Finally, they can decide to allow them to continue living under their norms and laws, but come up with a government made up of minimal people who will ensure the state is in harmony with the authority at the realm. Machiavelli gave example of the Spartans and the Romans in their quest to rule over Athens and Thebes, and Capua, Carthage, and Numantia respectively failed due to the way they wanted to exert their authority over them. Thus, they were forced to destroy them to have hold over them. The author identifies the best way to have a hold over a state/city is by destroying them, rather than letting it destroy your