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
The impoverishment of the peasants had forced them to seek regular loans from the rich. If a Roman entered into a formal agreement or nexum while contracting a loan in which the debtor's person was pledged as security, failure to honor the agreement resulted in debt bondage. Debts incurred due to frequent participation in wars, as well as to meet diverse economic needs, had made indebtedness a chronic peasant problem. Debt bondage had allowed the landed aristocracy to acquire unfree labor for their estates. When the peasants and other poor people were unable to repay their loans they were enslaved.
Slaves: slaves were also found in Athens, but unlike the Spartans whose slaves where owned by the states, in Athens, slaves were owned by individuals either poor or wealthy. The slaves were either citizens (those that lost their citizenship) or foreigners. This was changed by Solon that no one should use himself to pay for his debts; he then created three groups, the wealthy, merchants and the
The French Revolution was fought by lower and middle class, and peasants. The french did not have much of a trained army its was more of a rebellion of a certain class of people because not all classes of people supported the french revolution. Also the French Revolution consisted of a lot more violence than the American Revolution. During the French Revolution, there was a period known as the “Reign of terror” which was a period of extreme violence and brutality against people who did not support the French Revolution. The purpose was to scare people to support the revolution or they would die.
Thus, having these two city states with dissimilar lifestyles from one another, Athens and Sparta conflicted with each other which later on led to them going to war with one another (paragraph 4). In conclusion to Athens surrendering in their continuous battles against Sparta, I believe that Athens did win through influence over Sparta. While being present in the war against Sparta, The whole of Hellas, which was used once to carry arms, reminded Athens
He shows this by using Figaro and the Count who are in two different classes. The Count is from the rich class and holding a position of power. Figaro who works for the Count was part of the lower class also known as the common people. Leading up to the events of the French Revolution there was constant distress between the common and noble people in society. Figaro believed that “Whereas I, lost among the obscure crowd, have had to deploy more knowledge, ore calculation and skill merely to survive than has sufficed to rule all the providences of Spain for a century” he was smarter than the Count who did not have enough education to hold his role as a leader.
Introduction In Ancient Greek, there was no center government nor empire to control the city-states. Instead, each city-state was self-governed resulting in many different format of governments. These different formats of governing developed independently in different city-states and was experimented by these entities for their success if not could be changed. This paper will compare and contrast, aristocracy, tyranny, oligarchy, and democracy as forms of government in Ancient Greek city-states.
Rome a Great Civilization The Roman empire was one of the greatest empires to ever be established on Earth. The ancient civilization was born from the fallen civilization of the defeated trojans, (www.regent.edu. 1). Political as well as Biblical history keep historians busy deciphering truth and myth within the pages of the ancient documents that were produced during this time period. The Roman empire was a republic that included the votes of the poor as well as the wealthy, and although the poor could never hold political office, the wealthy knew better than to lord their power over the commoners within the empire.
In society, there are those who are highly regarded, and those who are looked down upon. This system displays itself through exclusive gated communities. Those who are high up in society separate themselves from those who are of lower status by locking themselves in private residences. In Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, the employees of powerful companies are the most valued and live in compounds. In The Corporation by Joel Bakan, white, affluent families are the most valued and live in fantasy worlds.
It didn’t help that the slave duty was at a whopping twenty percent. This only brought the farmers into more debt with which their tobacco could not render enough profit to get them out of. According to William Allason, the poor farmers were dedicated to lowering the duty on slaves as low as possible as opposed to shutting down the slave trade altogether, for the farmers needed hands to cultivate their product. (Holton, 71) Britain sided with the gentry’s
The opinions of these men were different from the choices made during our reenactment, because of the factions represented during the final
The rich people began ruling the civilizations whether they actually knew anything or not. Everyone else was basically forced into poverty during that time. People would make pottery just to earn some money it got so bad. This is an example of Greek not being a democracy because in a democracy everyone gets a say, and during that time only the rich people had a say in who became the leaders. I started out with the question, were the Greeks very democratic?