Between Sparta and Athens, the city-state that had the best educational system in order to create their citizens more capable of meeting the challenges of Greece would have to be Sparta. I would say Sparta because they were a much more inclusive city-state compared to Athens, and their teachings were much more serious and important to them. And according to the several challenges of Greece, such as the economy struggles, powerful and sometimes hostile neighbors, enemies, and extreme lack of necessary resources; a Spartan lifestyle is needed in order to meet these challenges. Spartan lifestyle was mostly based on being a strong, brave, and healthy minded man/solider. So in order to accomplish this goal all Spartan boys were to begin training at the age of 7 years old, and served until they reached the age of 60. One of the many types of lessons the Spartans were taught, was how to proceed in certain situations. Such as during training, if they were still hungry after the supper they were given they were forced to steal their food, and if you were caught you would have been whipped, but not for stealing, but for not getting away with it. Even though the teachings of Sparta seem very violent and brutal, they also learned how to read and write, and were taught music and poetry as well. They were taught music and poetry because they believed that if a solider can be graceful on his feet, he should be just as graceful with a shield and sword. The music that was used for this teaching was military in tone-army songs, because it was most helpful in keeping in their drill. This teaching and the best military strategy, the phalanx, enabled them to win most of their battles.…
people do to make a living- Labor, supply,
7 Important Periods
• Ancient Iran, 1000–30 b.c.e.
• Greek Archaic period 800–480 b.c.e.
• Persian Wars
– (Greece vs Persia)
• Classical Age of Greece 480–430 b.c.e.
– Athens on top
• Peloponnesian War (100 years of fighting) 431
BCE- 340 BCE
– Athens Vs Sparta
• Alexander the Great 336 b.c.e
– Macedonian but kicking
• Hellenistic Age 323–30 b.c.e.
– Spread of Greek (Hellenistic culture)
Ancient Iran, 1000–30 b.c.e.
agony. Inappropriately stored. Problem solved by making plaster casts of them.
Conversation vs Reconstruction is a major issue. Should money be spent on either? Comprising authenticity against conversing what we already have. Tourists put strain on science. It does provide funds and stimulated ongoing awareness about the city. Plants crumbling the walls. Pigeon droppings contaminate frescoes.
Herodotus (first Western historian)
– 5th century BC (everyone uses Herodotus as he was…
Bronze Age, marked by the prevalent use of iron.
Geometric Style; a phase of Greek art, characterised largely by geometric motifs in vase painting, that flourished towards the end of the Greek Dark Ages, circa 900 BC to 700 BC. Its centre was in Athens, and it was diffused amongst the trading cities of the Aegean
Orientalizing Style; The period is characterized by a shift from the prevailing Geometric style to a style with different sensibilities, which were inspired by the East.
without adhering to the notion -that the Mediterranean world somehow dominated the classical period
Complicated – passed through two centers
Rome preserved many of Greek achievements
Rome vs. Greece
Mighty empire vs. inept/Greek city-states
Mastered engineering vs. scientific thought
western Europe – Greco Roman vs. Eastern Europe – Greek influence
Shared political ideas common religion artistic styles economic structures
The Persian Tradition
550 BCE Cyrus the Great – massive Persian Empire across…
possessing amphibious capability, a nation can inflict a weakening affect upon the enemy by forcing him to disperse his forces disproportionately in order to meet the various potential threats presented by invasion. Examples of this include Britain vs. France when Napoleon was force to tie up 300K troops, and similarly Germany in WWII. In both cases, significant forces were prevented from being used elsewhere, thus weakening the enemy over all. Even as recently as the Persian Gulf War, the threat…
427 BC: Plato born in Athens to a prominent political family.
416: A symposium takes place in Agathon’s house to celebrate his winning a drama contest at the festival of Lenaia, dedicated to Dionysus. Plato would have been 11 years old.
399: Socrates is executed by the city of Athens for misleading the youth.
399-387: Plato leaves Athens in disgust at its political system and travels east.
387: Plato establishes a school outside the walls of Athens, in the grove of Akademos, dedicated…
Battle for World Domination: Zeus vs. Osiris
The Ancient Egyptians and the Ancient Greeks both lived near the majestic island of Crete. The ancient Greeks lived to the north of the island in Europe, and the Egyptians lived to the south in Africa. Other than location, these ancient powers had other similarities and differences. Some of the similarities and differences can be categorized in 5 categories: food, shelter, religion, government and weapons. While only about 1000 miles apart, these highly…
Evolution. Dictionary.com. Web.
Newton, Lisa. Ethics in America Study Guide. New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc., 2005. Print.
Newton, Lisa. Ethics in America Source Reader. New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc., 2004.
Thucydides’ Vs. Plato: The Good Life
Two prominent Greeks, Thucydides and Plato analyzed and wrote critically about the ethical implications of life. Both philosophers had very differing perspectives on the nature of the Good Life. Some people believe that Thucydides…