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    Myths Shaping Greek Identity Greek myths helped the people who composed and listened to them shape their identity through a variety of ways. During the Archaic period‚ writing began again. During this period of history‚ there were a variety of communities and each Greek community developed into a city-state or polis. Each polis had classes or social ranks which were the aristocracy‚ the poor‚ and the middle. They also didn’t have kings which lead to politics. During this period‚ women did not have

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    "The Greek Way"

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    “The Greek Way” by Edith Hamilton Edith Hamilton. The Greek Way. New York: W.W. Norton & Company‚ Inc. 1930‚ 1942. Pp. 7-338. The author of “The Greek Way”‚ Edith Hamilton was a pioneering female educator and writer on mythology. Edith attended college at Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania. In 1895‚ she became the first woman to study at the University of Munich in Germany. Hamilton became the headmistress of Bryn Mawr Preparatory School for Girls in Baltimore‚ Maryland‚ in 1896 at the age of twenty-nine

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    Greek Polis

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    The development of the Greek polis--whether a military oligarchy in Sparta or democracy in Athens--allowed citizens to participate in political issues. This concept of the "rule by the people‚" mainly in Athens‚ gave the citizens a sense of freedom and harmony. Greeks applied the label "polis" to all of the states‚ regardless of their political distinctions‚ because each was a koinonia‚ a community. After this period‚ the concept of the polis began to change. The regulation of power changed‚ along

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    Greek Sculpture

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    Greek Sculpture Greek Sculpture evolved and transformed throughout the ancient civilization through nearly nine hundred years and three major historical periods. Over the lengthy time that the Greeks prospered‚ many artists and sculptors worked to perfect the arts that they labored on. They started from the ground up and their art continuously developed from the feet‚ eventually up to the head where the sculpture was perfected. Each period‚ from the Geometric to the Hellenistic had significant

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    Greek Vase

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    attributed to the Metope Painter and was created around the third quarter of fourth century B.C. South Italian vase painting has been the subject of “neglect [and] general disparagement” due to the “emphasis placed upon the study of Archaic and Classical Greek art.” South Italian art has been looked upon as “provincial and colonial‚ imply[ing] that it is somehow inferior to the art of the motherland.” Although South Italian vase painting may be a “direct descendant of the tradition of vase-painting in

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    There are many Greek influences that still affect us today such as Democracy. The Greeks created the world’s first democracy. Athens started out as a monarchy and then advanced to and oligarchy until it finally reached a democracy. The government consisted of over 6‚000 assembly members all of whom were adult male citizens. The assembly voted on issues throughout Athens‚ and passed laws. The required number of votes to pass a law was simply the majority but in order to banish or exile someone 6‚000

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    Greek

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    according to the Iliad‚ leader of the Spartan contingent of the Greek army during the War. Prominent in both the Iliad and Odyssey‚ Menelaus was also popular in Greek vase painting and Greek tragedy; the latter more as a hero of the Trojan War than as a member of the doomed House of Atreus. Menelaus fought bravely at Troy‚ although he did not occupy as important a position as his brother Agamemnon‚ who was the commander-in-chief of the Greek forces. At one point he agreed to settle the conflict by single

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    Greek Refugees in Poland

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    Greek Refugees in Poland The 2011 census in Poland showed that only 0.15 % of the country’s 39 million people are foreigners; 1‚5% are representants of other nationalities but holding a Polish passport (www.stat.gov.pl). Polish people constituted 65% of the population of the country before World War II. This situation changed dramatically after WW II. Firstly‚ as a result of the war‚ Poland lost its Jewish population (before the war: 10%); under the terms of the Congress in Potsdam‚ 2.5 million

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    Classical Greek History

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    The Classical period of Greek History is defined as ending with Philip of Macedon and his son‚ Alexander the Great. For 50 years prior to Alexander the Greek polis ended in war‚ then the dominant polies jockeyed for prominence—first Sparta‚ Thebes‚ and then Athens (Coffin). Since the Classical period was coming to and end‚ the Hellenistic era was beginning. At this point‚ according to our historical findings‚ the Hellenistic period began‚ and ran for about three hundred years. Precisely‚ the Hellenistic

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    long been a part of numerous societies’ individuality and identity. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth century‚ the Greeks of the Ottoman Empire fought against the Turks for their freedom and autonomy. The Greek’s movement against Ottoman rule attracted various groups of people who developed distinct views of them and their well being. While many supported the Greeks and their liberating fight for emancipation‚ there were those who opposed them and their betrayal against the higher authority

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