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Greek Society and Cultural Values

they know was agreed upon in full assembly; and should it be decided that this is not so, the poor have discovered a hundred excus...

Ancient Greek Civilization Aspects Glimpsed in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

the defeat of Troy and it is about the adventures of Odysseus, king of Ithaca and throughout his travels, the story "provides a pi...

Ancient Greeks and Politics

basically a war between Athens and Sparta (Thucydides, 1881). This came about as a result of the growth of the Athenian Empire, a...

An Ethical Exploration

come forth (Honderich, 1995). The Epicureans and Stoics had played an important role in the philosophical tradition (1995). Epicur...

Impracticality of Direct Democracy

in fifth century Athens, actually led the nation (190). Some might argue that the leadership was based on age and gender and so al...

Tom Morris's If Aristotle Ran General Motors

happens, people fail to achieve happiness and feel only increased levels of stress (Morris, 1997). If businesses incorporated Ar...

History of Humanism

many years, but started to become less open during the dark ages. It was at this time that the Christian church took control. The ...

Defining Judicial Review Throughout History

civil and criminal courts, all lawsuits were treated as civil suits (Long). The victim prosecuted the case rather than any legal r...

Greek Culture and 'The Iliad' by Homer

occurs near the end of the conflict. These two warriors fight over who has the greater claim to a captive woman who is also the d...

Ancient Greeks on Rationality and Science

store by astronomy, for example, and little by astrology, which is seen as having no scientific rationale and is therefore dismiss...

Athenian Empire and Pericles

indeed a city of art and beauty - at least for those among the wealthy who could afford both art and beauty. As with any urban are...

Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rome

does provoke Didos suicide one has to question to what extent he would embrace the label of hero. At the same time, besides the in...

Ancient History's Contemporary Social Influence

writing was the mainstay of civilised life. A seated scribe holding a papyrus roll was one of the most popular subjects in their e...

Western Civilization and its Greek Influence

the sciences we note that many civilizations prior to the Greeks had their own form of science but most of that science was based ...

Western and Non Western Art of Ancient Times

powerful texture. The cloth that apparently is draped around the woman seems quite tight, and beautifully well distributed. It app...

Contemporary Product Name and the Greek God Apollo

their strong financial record demonstrates a doubling in their enrollments and their gross revenues between 1995 and 1999 (Company...

Past Cultures and Societies' Sex Scandals

occurred throughout political history. Numerous American presidents have deceived their wives and, therefore, their country...

Divination and Magic in Ancient Greece and Rome

by fate. There is little human determination as to what manner of action should take place. And yet, it is human decision that c...

Greek Styles of Government and the Film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

relationship between a city or Nations government and a person is much like that of a parent/child relationship. The state nurture...

Grecian and Roman Styles of Death

Fields(Pearce, 2002). From early Greek accounts, then, one could easily conclude several things about the ordinary Grecian...

Edith Hamilton's Mythology

Chaos. Gaea, the first Titan, was the earth, itself. After she emerged from the Chaos, she gave birth to her own consort, Uranus, ...

The Ancient Indus and Egyptian Civilizations

extant of the distinctive grey geometric ware produced in Crete during this period. Towards...

Greek Plays and the Use of Messengers

In twelve pages this research paper examines how messengers were used in the plays of ancient Greece. Eight sources are cited in ...

Epic Heroes Gilgamesh and Hercules and Violence

In ten pages this paper discusses how violence is portrayed in the heroic epics of ancient Greece and Mesopotamia. Six sources ar...

Ancient World and Art

called herself the Goddess (1989). In ancient Egypt it seemed as if dynastic power had passed through females even when the Pharao...

Lysistrata and Pleasure

or reader cannot help but smile when Lysistrata demands the women repeat the oath: "To husband or lover Ill not open my thighs th...

Christian Theology and Greek Culture

In ten pages this research paper investigates how Christian theology and thought were influenced by the culture of ancient Greece....

Explaining What Cannot Be Explained Through Mythology

In five pages this research paper examines the social function of mythology with the emphasis being on the myths of ancient Greece...

Ancient Greek Literature Compared with the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe

In eight pages Homer's 'The Odyssey' and Sophocles' 'Oedipus Rex' are compared with Poe's 'Ms. Found in a Bottle' and 'The Purloin...

Ancient Greece and Medieval Societies Compared

In five pages Ancient Greek society is compared with the Medieval society represented in the epic 'Beowulf' in terms of citizen ex...