Greece: Thematic Essay Alexander the great was a great conqueror, who was able to conquer many territories and it turn gather all of its riches. He was able to conquer territory from Greece all the way to the border of India forming the Hellenistic civilization. Alexander was one of the most feared/greatest conquerors of all time and was able to spread Greek culture through all the territories he conquered and in turn he accepted some of the culture of the civilizations he conquered. Alexander the Great conquered a great deal of territory and because of this was able to create cultural diffusion between the civilizations he conquered and his own civilization of Greece. Alexander the great’s father Philip the II was the king of Macedon and was able to conquer all of the Greek city-states. Even though all of Greece was under his family’s control Alexander wanted to expand. He was able to conquer all the land up to the border of India which included Persia and Egypt. In the lands he conquered he spread Greek customs. For example a statue of Buddha was found wearing a Greek styled dress/toga. Also in the lands he conquered he encouraged Greek people and his soldiers to accept the newly conquered people. He did this by setting an example, he married a Persian woman and encouraged his men to do the same. He amassed great wealth from these regions and set up cities named after him all over his land. The people who he conquered also believed that he was great. For example through roads such as the Silk Road word had gotten out that he was a great conqueror and was looking to expand, so when he went into India they were expecting him. There were soldiers on top of elephants, on the Hindu Kush but because Alexander’s soldiers were too tired they turned back. Also the Egyptians believed that he was so great that they made him pharaoh. So Alexander the Great had many successful conquests and was able to gain great wealth and ideas from other cultures he conquered, and in return was able to spread Greek culture, becoming one of the greatest conquerors of all time. Alexander conquered territory all the way from Greece to India becoming one of the greatest and most feared conquerors of all time. He brought about the Hellenistic civilization by conquering land from Greece to the border of India. This civilization had many cultural achievements. The cultural center of this civilization was Alexandria, Egypt where there was a great library with the accumulated knowledge of the world’s…
Ancient Greece: People and Events
The Minoans were the inhabitants of ancient Crete. The Minoans were an early part of the Bronze era which was 3000 BC to 1100 BC. They used and essentially began with the linear writing system which eventually led in Greek as their writing style, a language which has yet to be deciphered but may believe that it represents a form of early Greek writing. It was used for religious and accounting purposes from about 1800-1450 BC. Soon after…
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Ancient Greece Style Of Pottery
The orientalizing style is an example of creative cultural interaction. This style was the product of cultural ferment in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean of the 8th and 7th centuries BC. During this period, the Assyrians advanced along the Mediterranean coast, accompanied by Greek mercenaries. Phoenicians settled in Cyprus and in western regions of Greece, while Greeks established trading colonies at Al Mina, Syria, and in Ischia…
Greece Debt Crisis
Greece started spiraling out of control financially in late 2009, which leaves them where the Europeans are today, debt. Greece government (Parliamentary Republic) relies on borrowed money to balance their books and begins to really get out of hand when credit rating agencies downgraded Greek government to “junk” pushing the cost of borrowing so high that the country effectively overdraft cancelled over night.
The general information on Greece would be that the government…
Ancient Greece and Persia had many differences and some similarities. In the political and economic aspect, there are more differences than similarities, such as their economy, type of government, etc. The 3 main topics include Persia, Greece, and their similarities and differences.
First and foremost, Persia had a very unique, modern way of ruling. Their administration was influenced by a Mesopotamian kingdom of Lydia that Cyrus conquered. They adopted the idea of standardized…
Thematic Development: What do you think is the most important word, phrase, passage or paragraph in this work? Explain why it is important.
I think the most important phrase that is continuously used throughout the chapter thus far is “I just wanted to get settled”. I assume that this expression is significant to the story especially at the beginning because in the many years of friendship between Bridget, Lena, Libby and Carmen, they have never spent a summer apart from one another. In the time…
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Analyze similarities and differences in methods of political control in Sparta and Athens.
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Sparta and Athens were two of the strongest city-states in Ancient Greece, and…
Ancient Greece-a society that shaped the world to come. There are several reasons I chose this particular society over all the others. One reason would be the way that ancient Greece existed as a large culmination of city-states (a city-state being a central city and its surrounding villages, which together follow the same law, have one form of government, and share languages, religious beliefs, and ways of…
Doing Business in Greece
Greece is an extraordinary country rich in ancient civilization, famous for giving birth to democracy! According to (Business culture, 2014) Greece is an open economy that relies heavily on the service sector, while the remaining national output comes from the industry and agricultural sectors. On top of that Greece is still a significant agricultural and fisheries producer for Europe, but the tourist industry will always be the basis of the Greek economy…
1984 by George Orwell
English Pre-IB 10
1984, written by George Orwell, is a novel about a man who defies the rule of society. Winston Smith lives in a world where the earth is dominated by three super powers: Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia. Oceania is governed by a mysterious figure that goes by the name of Big Brother. Oceania’s government is split into four ministries: The Ministry of Truth (deals with the education, entertainment, etc), the Ministry of Peace (deals with war), the…