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Ancient Greece

Alcestis In ancient Greece there were separate gender roles. Women were expected to act a certain way. They had many limitations in their life. How they were supposed to act was regulated by Greek men. Euripides creates a tragedy that has a positive tone through its main character Alcestis. Alcestis is shown as a perfect submissive wife capable of making tremendous personal sacrifices. She is seen as a positive force, more so than real Greek women were. Euripides was a play writer in ancient Greece. He...

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The Role Of Slavery In Ancient Greece

In ancient Greece boys went to school at age 6 while girls where tough by their mothers(. The richer boys had a slave escort them to school, the poor boys walked to school on their own. Slaves played an important role in ancient Greece. If someone became a trader they could move up in statues. Where someone was in statues depended on different things (Daily life in ancient Greece, women in ancient Greece, Robert). In Sparta the boys were taken at age 7 from their parents and put in barracks and...

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Democracy In Ancient Greece

Introduction Ancient Greece is normally associated with the origin of democracy. Basically, Greek government evolved from single rule to small group rule to rule by the people. Because each city-state in ancient Greece possessed its own government, some of these types existed other than democracy, namely monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, oligarchy. This essay will compare and contrast the ancient governments, namely monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, oligarchy and democracy in Ancient Greek city states...

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Women in Ancient Greece

By: Kimberlie Jarvis Women's role in Greece can be seen when one first begins to do research on the subject. The subject of women in Greece is coupled with the subject of slaves. This is the earliest classification of women in Greek society. Although women were treated differently from city to city the basic premise of that treatment never changed. Women were only useful for establishing a bloodline that could carry on the family name and give the proper last rites to the husband. However, women...

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Hades In Ancient Greece

There were many gods and goddesses in the parthenon of ancient greece. Every one of them had an individual power. Almost every festival in ancient greece was some sort of celebration for a god or goddess. Hades was the god of the underworld. In ancient Rome, he was called Pluto. First, Hades was a very mysterious god that rarely left his kingdom. Because he was a very solitary person, nobody knew what he looked like. His name in greek means unseen, though he is described as being muscular...

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Popular Religion In Ancient Greece

Greek Mythology was a popular religion in Greece during ancient times. It is the base of the myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, regarding their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and origins and significance to their own cult and ritual places. Greek religion and Greek mythology has affected Greece in a significant way. The religion was the most popular throughout the time period from 1800 BC to 146 BC. During this time, it affected Greece’s architecture, political structure...

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Ancient Greece Essay

 Ancient Greece Essay Athens and Sparta were two Greek city-states that shared a bitter rivalry. Geographically they are very close to each other, near the southern part of Greece, yet they were very different in their life styles, government, education etc. Regardless, both Athens and Sparta hold great historic value for the world and Greece. In this time period of Classical Greece, Sparta protected the country with it’s outstanding army while Athens stood as a symbol for art, freedom, and democracy...

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The Classic Period of Ancient Greece

The classic period of ancient Greece was considered a Golden age. The classic style developed throughout Hellenistic Greece and Rome. It included perfection harmony and balance. The sculptures were amazing and the architecture had to tell a story. In the classical period the statues in Greece became more natural. Instead of statues of gods there were statues of real people doing everyday things. The kouros statue, which means boy in Greek, was one of the earliest statues. It was from the archaic...

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Antigone - Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece is arguably the birthplace of democracy, a society built on principles of equal rights and privileges. Ironically equality did not exist in this democracy because women could not vote. Woman had no say in government because they were not considered citizens. Women were treated as inferior to men, subjected to stay at home, marry and bear sons. This was a much maculated society. Sophocles lived from 497-406 B.C.E in Ancient Greece during this form of democracy. His plays reflect the...

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A Woman's Role in Ancient Greece

Running head: A WOMAN'S ROLE IN ANCIENT GREECE: 1000-500 BC A Woman's Role in Ancient Greece: 1000-500 BC A Woman's Role in Ancient Greece Most people can relate the city of Athens to freedom and democracy, as well as relate the city of Sparta to a highly restricted military dictatorship. This is because school has taught us that modern democracies are modeled after Athens, while military dictatorships are modeled after Sparta. However, history shows us that women had much more liberty...

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