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Greeks

 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...

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Greek Polis

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 Life

are involved in the greek community. Studies show that being involved in a fraternity or sorority can help develop and build skills in many areas such as speech, social, and communication skills. The majority of the presidents and also over 70% of all Senators and Congressman belonged to a fraternity. A student longing to be a part of one of these organizations has many things to consider including, cost, location and recruitment. Another thing to consider is that some greek organizations have certain...

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Greek Sculpture

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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Roman and Greek Cultures

Roman and Greek Cultures by Brooke Rhodes Diana Hansen Art History 106 The Roman and Greek era is one of the most interesting and captivating times in history. From the epic poetry to the wars of Julius Caesar, nothing compares. Though we read about the Greeks and the Romans, there are a lot of similarities and differences between them both. The Greeks keep the heart of human circumstances in matters of love or war and government or social behavior (Greeks). Unlike the Greeks, the Roman...

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About the Roman and Greek Cultures

ROMAN AND GREEK CULTURES By Misty Andrews Topics In Cultural Studies SID# 2265664 Abstract: This paper entails about the differences and some similarities about the Roman and Greek cultures. In this paper it talks about Roman and Greek government, architecture, arts, religion, and the philosophy. In all aspects there wasn’t to many differences between them. However, there were lots of similarities. They shared and learned a lot from each other, even though they were different...

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Comparing Greek and Roman Architecture

When comparing Greek and Roman architecture and design we see many similarities as well as differences. Greek culture and society came into fruition roughly 1250 years before the rise of the Roman Empire and Roman artisans were strongly influenced by their Greek predecessors. However, the Greeks were not without their own influences. Egyptian building styles and art were refined by the Greeks as seen in their use of column and lintel construction. It is notable that influence from Persia and the Ancient...

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The Effect of Geography on Greek History

How did geography affect Greek history? In what ways was Greek civilization molded by the land, the sea, and the weather of the Mediterranean area? To answer this question I looked at a relief map of Ancient Greece. I saw how easily the land could be divided into city-states. Thinking about the geography of Greece; there is hardly a place where you cannot see the sea, and hardly a place where you can grow anything very easily. This, plus the prevailing winds in the Aegean and Adriatic seas...

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Ancient Greek History

Ancient Greek History Why should one study the Ancient Greeks? There exist almost countless contributions that Greek culture has made to western society in the areas of art, literature, philosophy, drama, architecture and politics. Lasting visions of thought and inspiring intellect helped shaped today's western culture with notions of democracy and personal freedoms. Greek scientists made revolutionary discoveries in medicine, mathematics, physics, and astronomy. It was the Greeks who, through...

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Impact of Roman & Greek Theatre

without the early findings of the Roman and Greek Theatre. Try to imagine if you will a society completely oblivious to technology or what the future will hold? Imagine society that was forced to work on the basis of innovation and create a pathway for the future to follow in. These are the societies to whom we as drama students owe all credit to. Without their crucial implementations to the world of theatre, we would not have made it thus far. Roman Greek www.dstaplesphotography.com...

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