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  • Difference of Athens and Han China

    To the question how great were the differences of classical Athens and Han china? My interpretation is that there was a huge difference in these two empires. Like there form of government‚ art‚ geography‚ and population. In classical Greece (9th–6th centuries BCE) the form of government is a democracy which is ‘administration is in the hands of‚ not of a few‚ but of the whole people’ (Pericles). Where as in Han china (206 BCE – 220 CE) the form of government is a bureaucracy which is a body of non-elective

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  • Five Types Of Leadership Styles Of Athens And Sparta

    Greece has several hundred city states otherwise called “poleis.” Each of these is considered to be a country on its own. Athens and Sparta were the most influential of all the city states and they practiced democracy (Brand‚ n.d‚ p. 1). All other “poleis” however used other forms of government strategies although Sparta did practice other forms‚ other than democracy. Five types of leadership styles will be discussed which are; monarchy‚ aristocracy‚ tyranny‚ oligarchy and democracy. According

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  • Compare and Contrast Athens and Sparta

    John Mulderig HIS_121_N*CTN*CTN2 Athens and Sparta: Opposites do not Attract Athens and Sparta‚ two civilizations of equal power‚ yet unequal mindsets: their societal views caused these two great empires to face a divide unlike any other in history. Sparta‚ with their cold iron and colder hearts left enemies in ruin. Athens was intelligent‚ yet militaristically inferior to Sparta. Allies during the 1000 years war‚ the two faced increasing animosity that eventually climaxed in ancient Greece

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  • Women in Classical Greece

    In Classical Greece (ca. 480-323 B.C) young girls were usually left to the care of a nurse‚ spending most of their time in the women’s quarters of the house which was often located on the upper floor‚ this was called the gynaikon. The gynaikon was where mothers would nurse their children and spin/weave thread. The picture to the right shows the art of working wool‚ this was one of the key responsibilities of the Greek women‚ along with childbearing‚ retrieving water and managing the household. The

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  • Athens is Better than Sparta

    Two very important poleis are Athens and Sparta. After studying these poleis it is clear that Athens is the better polis because of its government‚ education‚ and society. The government in Athens was better then Sparta’s government. After laws were written down and enforced‚ power was divided equally in Athens government. In Sparta "the ephors had unlimited power to act as guardians of the state‚ and they used that power freely (112)." This shows that in Athens the government was split up equally

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  • The Business Life of Ancient Athens

    The Business Life of Ancient Athens The Business Life of Ancient Athens is an informative book about different aspects of Ancient businesses and Ancient ways of dealing with money. This book first starts out by explaining the agricultural aspects of Ancient Athens. Agriculture was not well for Athens‚ so they had to trade a lot. It is recorded as early as the 6th century BC that grain was a very big part of an average Athenian’s diet. Therefore; much grain trade was necessary because Greece

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  • Roles of Men, Women and Slaves and What Their Significance Was in the Life of Athens During the Classical Age of Greece 479-336 B.C.E.

    The population of Athens was made up of four distinct groups: Male citizens‚ foreigners‚ slaves and women. For the purpose of this paper my intent is to show the different roles of men‚ women and slaves and what their significance was in the life of Athens during the Classical Age of Greece 479-336 B.C.E. Athens was and still is known as the original culture to create the ideal of democracy and was the first democracy in the ancient world. (Pomeroy‚ 2012)(Levack‚ Muir‚ & Veldman‚ 2011).

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  • Athens vs Sparta 2

    Athens vs. Sparta Athens and Sparta in contrast had many similarities and differences such as the view on women‚ politics‚ economy and military structure. Sparta and Athens each had similarities and differences regarding the status and view of women in society. Women in Sparta were judged on their physique and physical and athletic state. Women in Sparta had designated arenas in which they would exercise and compete in athletic tournaments‚ usually secluded from the men who were out training

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  • How Great Were the Differences Between Han China and Ancient Athens?

    How Great Were the Differences Between Han China and Ancient Athens? Isabelle Han China and Ancient Athens were both very successful cities. The Chinese empire was much larger and was a more unified nation than Greece. Greece was made of many city-states that fought between themselves more often than they fought together. But despite their disputes‚ Greece had managed to produce many talented philosophers and historians‚ such as Pericles‚ Sophocles‚ Socrates‚ and Plato. Many historians think it

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  • Classical Nashville

    Classical Nashville: Athens of the South provides readers who are classically defunct in the areas of classical architecture‚ and also those knowledgeable on the subject of classical architecture‚ a vigorous and enlightening journey into the origins of classical architecture in Nashville. Classical Nashville does not merely offer an insight into the architectural makeup of the city. Far from it‚ Classical Nashville stems back to the earliest beginnings of Nashville‚ before it was a wild frontier

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