Cartwright argues that it was Cimon who had encouraged the Greek cities to join the Delian League, yet more sources agree that it was ultimately Pericles who transformed the Delian League into the Athenian empire. Through his Cleruchy reform, Bradley affirms that Pericles not only improved the economic lifestyle of the Athenian garrisons by migrating them away from overpopulated Athens to the agarian lands of Delian League allies. Pericles also colonized Delian League members as he converted their governments into the democratic system of Athens, effectively coercing their allies to Athenian control. To reinforce Athen’s imperialism, Pericles unlike any general before, took a step further by moving the Delian League treasury to Athens in 454BC and utilizing both the Cleruchies and the power of the navy to suppress revolts such as the Black Sea rebellion. As no other politician labored towards maintaining Athenian autonomy alike Pericles did, Athens’ Golden Age of Empire would have never excelled without him.
Ever changing values like that of the Greek who, following the victory in the Greco-Persian War, championed the Parthenon to be an ultimate representation of their values. Embracing humanism and rationality in every marble stone, the Parthenon breathed the ideals of the Greek. Tall Doric columns circumnavigate and support the temple; each column subtly curving with a stringent
“The purpose of the building is not known for certain but the name, porch and pediment decoration suggest a temple of some sort. However, no cult is known to all of the gods and so the Pantheon may have been designed as a place where the emperor could make public appearances in a setting which reminded onlookers of his divine status, equal with the other gods of the Roman pantheon and his deified emperor predecessors.” (Cartwright, Mark. "Pantheon.") This temple also has an illusion of space despite the building materials being made of heavy concrete walls. Inside the viewer is struck in awe and the amount of space rather than what is was made out
The first event was in 323 BC and is when Alexander the Great died and his generals fought for the empire. The Hellenistic Age is considered to start here, but for a little while war broke out through the empire. When the war was over all of the rulers were Greek. This caused the Hellenistic spread as I mentioned earlier. The second event is when Theocritus was born circa 300 BC.
The Greeks inspired a huge building frenzy of temples for the Gods through the empire. Ancient Greece is probably the most influential for architecture in the worlds history. The Romans used much of the Greeks architectural ways while building Rome. Even to this day there are plenty of examples of modern day buildings built with Greek influences. The architecture of Roman somewhat mirrors Ancient Greece through its architecture.
Aesthetic and classical portrayal of power attributed to the gods and the fates but who did the Athenians and especially Pericles think they were kidding? Everyone outside Athens was made aware of the authority and iron clad rule that existed at that point. Whose patron goddess was in full regalia but that of Athens? When you look at the Pantheon you see that it is a different type of temple. The Pantheon in its last version, was completed by Hadrian in 128 AD, one of his various rebuilding projects throughout Rome.
Rise of Democracy: Age of Pericles, Delian League, Rebuilding the Athens Democracy is political system where everybody has equal rights. A country is ruled by the leader, who is elected with voting of citizens. The beginning of democracy is linked with Pericles leadership in Athens in the fifth century BC. Pericles ruled the government during the Golden Age of Athens, which is known as Age of Pericles. Pericles was the most important political leader for Athens who influenced Greek politics.
In this essay I will discuss the Parthenon and the Pantheon. These are two of the most recognised buildings from Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. I will explain the style and Function of each building and how the differences in both cultures can be seen in these buildings. History The Parthenon started to get build 447 and 432 BC. It was designed by the Greek architects Iktinos and Kallikrates.
After the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C., three kingdoms emerged from the empire: Antigonids in Macedonia, Seleucid in the Near East, and the Ptolemaic in Egypt. These three kingdoms marked the Hellenistic Age and the cosmopolitan culture that was different from the classical Greek traditions. The domestic trade routes between each respective regions were initially pushed by the kings in order to create a self-sufficient country instead of solely depending on international trade with other nations. This allowed for a rapid movement of culture to a society that quickly began to regard the accumulation of the cosmopolitan view of the world as important; duly, this created a wide expanse of interest and accessibility to the idea of learning. The increased prosperity from the open trade created a new era of homogenized culture between the kingdoms.
One example of Rome’s confusing concept of democracy can be found in The Histories, which was written by the Greek historian Polybius in 119 BCE. Polybius was captured by the Romans and taken back to Rome and later wrote The Histories after befriending high-ranking Roman officials. The main purpose of his work was to describe how Rome became the dominant world power.Polybius states that, “No one can say for sure whether the constitution is an aristocracy or democracy or despotism.” Polybius the goes on to say that the consuls had almost complete control over the government and were able to run the military and spend as much public money as