Moreover, these offers of resistance only added to the pressures of the diverse populations. The Romans were tolerant to the diverse beliefs and fostered a sense of coexistence. However, local unrest, or public disturbance remained unwelcomed
The citizens of Pylos sacrificed a total of 81 bulls because they don’t want the gods to smote them but also because they believe that despite the ‘god’s mistakes’, they still know what’s best for humanity. Randomly scattered throughout the text, epithets show the powers the gods have compared to mortals; for example, ______________people in ancient Greece lived in fear that any beggar could be a god or goddess in disguise, forcing them to act kindly at all times. The Greeks valued hospitality highly because of this. The mutually beneficial relationship between gods and humanity both bolstered Odysseus’ passage home. One quote that shows this is -----’’-’-’’________Without Zeus Athena and the other gods, Odysseus would never have left Kalypso’s island or made it back to Ithaka alive.
People can relate to other people and their emotions. This is why pathos is usually the main rhetoric that is seen. Ethos makes us believe things easily and since most people won't look more into things, it works. Logos appears to our logic which is not very hard if it makes sense. They can also give us a visual and our eyes will take care of that.
War would be Rome’s primary tool for expansion, they learned swiftly to be defiant in the face of danger. Near the end of the trouble with Carthage they refused to surrender and in so doing they chose an uncertain future. History shows Rome triumphed in the end, Rome’s army was able to adapt to virtually every situation. “For while the Carthaginians entrust the preservation of their liberty to the care of venal troops; the Romans place all their confidence in their own bravery, and in the assistance of their allies. From hence it happens, that the Romans, though at first defeated, are always able to renew the war; […].” After Carthage Rome’s hunger for new lands was nearly insatiable, this perhaps was brought about by the very act of the long war with the Carthaginians.
The virtue he possessed that motivated him to establish a new home in modern day Rome was one of honor, which was very important to ancient civilizations, both greek and Trojans alike. To them virtue meant having honor, this is how they lived their spiritual journey. The journey that Aeneas takes in book six shows that the ancient cultures of the Greeks, Trojans, and Romans had a concept or understanding of the afterlife that influenced their moral decisions and values. They believed much like Christians that the good would be rewarded and the evil would be punished. While what they believed to be virtuous is different than what we as Christians believe, they like the character Aeneas still
He maintains that the ruler 's primary goal should be conquering, staying in control of the general public and to always have the idea of war in mind. His ideas seemed utterly straightforward as he used simple logic, thus i liked his view points, even though i had a few disagreements with his ideas of solutions to some problems. Some of his central opinions based around the idea that its better to be feared than to be loved by people. to not be unbiased and to disregard flattery. In one of his chapters, it was explicitly stated by machiavelli that being feared by people is more secure then being adored by the.
Nietzsche’s ideas on hurting and benefiting others to control our power, our need to be correct, and the people we chose to show our power are all true. The House of the Scorpion’s cast of characters shows many ties to his ideas on power, especially the character El Patrón. His philosophy runs through the veins of our everyday lives, whether it be in hated societies or the allies of the top 1% of the world. Purposely seeking out power is not a negative characteristic if the person searching is motivated by intentions of well-doing instead of evil. Power is a complex thing that controls how we treat
The most important gods to the Romans were the Greek gods from Mount Olympus. The gods names were changed by the romans from Grecian names to Roman names. The chief among the Roman gods was the sky god, Jupiter. Two other forces that belong to an early phase were Janus and Vesta, the powers of the door and hearth. Janus originally stood for the magic of the door of a private house or hut and later became a part of religion.
In ancient Greece, every city-state had temples devoted to different gods including a patron god of that city state. These temples were not only places where worshippers could go the pray to the gods but also a place where worshippers could make offerings to specific gods in order to appease them. This could be either to try to solve a problem or, more commonly, bribe a god so that they may have luck in the future. These offerings came in many forms including a portion of a family’s harvest or weath. In order the appease the gods of the Maya religion, the priests conduct human sacrifices on top of large pyramids that bring them closer to the gods.
The Kallipolis is a utopian society founded on knowledge and communal responsibility. Individuals are held accountable for their actions and are encouraged to allow thought where justice equals wisdom, coverage, and temperance. The goal is for happiness throughout the entire polis. Other types of governmental set ups are guaranteed to fail throughout time due to human nature and resources. A timocracy is a society that is ruled by soldiers, such as that in Sparta, which offers protection, but usually fails because of improper monetary funding.