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One of the Ancient Greek city states, Athens has become the Capitol of Greece. It was home to Plato and Aristotle as well as a center of cultural activity up to the modern day.


Farming, trades, seafaring, fishing, military drills and skills,religious observence.
The School of Athens
This is a very complex matter, but I'll try to give you a briefanswer. Ancient Greek Cities-States where a very small town or citywith its around territory part of them. Greeks would speak the samelanguage (in many dialects), have same religion, customs andbloodline but were very topicists and...
Athens led the League during the latter stage of the Persian War478 to 449 BCE, and after peace was arranged in 449 BCE, itconverted the League into an empire of its own, continuing to levythe annual war funds by force, and spending the proceeds on itself,glorifying the city and putting half its...
I think it is because they had a democracy and the rest of Greecedid not, in some retrospect the Greeks may have come up with ademocracy.
That' s tricky one. Athens had the most bulletproof judicial systemup to date, yet they sentenced Socrates to death. I think I'd pickmodern day Canada or Sweden.
It implemented the decisions of the Assembly of the citizens andkept 50 on duty 24/7 to handle immediate problems as they arose.
Democracy began by the Greeks wanting to vote to make decisions ofgovernment rather than be ruled by the elites.
The male citizens met in fortnightly assembly and made decisionswhich were carried out by the Council of 500.
Well, Sparta valued warfare more then smarts as for Athensencouraged the education for the young boys.
No, it was built in Athens, Greece.
Pure democracy is a nonsense phrase. Athens was a direct democracy,as opposed to today's representative democracy. The citizens met infortnightly assembly and made decisions which were implemented bythe Council of 500. That is about as pure as you can get, comparedwith today's representative...
Athens is the capital city of Greece
Acropolis of Athens is a flat-topped rock that rises 150 m (490 ft) above sea level in the city of Athens, with a surface area of about 3 hectares. It has a complex history and is the site of the following architectural monuments:- . Parthenon . Old Temple of Athena . Erechtheum . Statue of Athena...
It was the fort of a city. Temples were built on it. The treasury was located there under protection of the city patrongod.
To go to school at age 7, at 18 they were aloud to vote techniqually but had to go to military school til age 20.
It was the first democracy.
What "Golden Age" do you mean? There have been many. Assuming that you are asking about the Golden Age of Greece, it applies to Athens, and lasted about 200 years, from the defeat of the Persian Empire in 546 to about 300 BCE. This was the fime frame in which the Parthenon was built, and Athens...
It changed over time - Megara, Thebes, Corinth ...
if you mean what i think then some bad things then were there was a lot of disease and it is said horrible monsters may have been strewn about.
it was beter because their govnerment was democracy which means the people were the rulers no king or any body like that
Athens was able to beat Sparta because they had a bettter naval unit than the Spartins
He was killed by a scared messanger when he was trying to find out the equation to the circumference of circles. There was an army invading and a messenger was sent to tell Aristotle. Aristotle said"DON'T DISTURB MY CIRCLES!!!!!" and the scared messenger murdered him.
Athens has four seasons just like every other place in the world.
yes, the Parthenon was built on the acropolis and has been on top of the acropolis for 2,500 years
Millions if you go the wrong way
During the Dark Ages of ancient Greece, the two wereindistinguishable. Small city-states that we know very little aboutwith complex tribal beliefs and a king called a basileus. During the Archaic Period, however, the two developed into distincttypes of city-state. Athens went from an autocracy to...
Athense. He was a military leader in 477-431B.C.E
Men worked then exercised or attended meetings of their assembly. Women's lives mainly revolved around their home and family.
Naval dominance was a trademark of the Athenian military. The Athenian army was no match for the size and effectiveness of the Spartan army, but what they lacked on land, they made up for at sea, with an innovation that completely changed the face of naval warfare and would make Athens the dominant...
I think what makes it so cool and unique is that its history has been recorded for more than 3,400 years. Another reason it is so great is bcuz it is so big. It was ranked 25th richest city in the world in 2008.
Athens got their food by hunting and fishing.
I'm not going to lie, there was honestly not very many "good things" about living in Athens for a women. She was appointed a male guardian as a young girl (maybe 11-13) and he was to find her a husband and pay her dowry to her future husband's family. Then, after she was wed (against her will), her...
The Parthenon is a temple built to honor the god Athena, hence the name Athens, where the Parthenon is built. The Acropolis is the hill where the temple stands.
During the 17th Century Venetian expedition against the Turks whohad occupied Athens, a French artillery officer serving with theVenetians decided to show his marksmanship by lobbing a shellthrough the roof of the Parthenon. It hit a Turkish gunpowdermagazine inside and collapsed the roof and some...
Athena, Goddess of war and wisdom
Well Ares is a god, and Athens is a city named after Athena, Ares'half-sister, so Ares.
It was that the girl kids stayed hame and learned skills like cooking, cleaning, took care of kids while the boy kids went to school for about 2-3 years and learned the basics
people called satraps were governers for the provinces.
there should be. im trying to find them myself though
Many temples, statues, and monuments were built in the Acropolis. One of them is the temple of Athena-the goddess of warfare and battle strategy that the city of Athens is named after, otherwise known as the Parthenon. Help small
Most likely women did not have jobs in Athens. Only in Sparta were women allowed to have jobs, most of were owning shops.
Athene or pronounced Athena had no children, thus, she thenceforth she had no daughter. In the Percy Jackson series, it states otherwise, for there is a cabin of Athene or Athena's children.
There is no time difference between Johannesburg, South Africa andAthens, Greece .
The Athenians formed the Delian League. Athens was the head. Eventually Athens started bossing the other cities in the league around, and the Delian League turned into the Athenian Empire.
About 30%. You could just type in this question in Google, and you can just read what's there because that's where I found it.
Yes, ancient Athens was an example of a direct democracy. Citizens voted on all issues of public policy.
Most men were sent to war whether they liked it or not. They served in the armed forces at sea, on land or in the air. Those who didn't go were wanted to do the jobs the soldiers did before they left.. Women did most of the work after the men left. They were encuraged to join the workforce as...
The Mayflower Compact was the first example of self-government inthe British colonies.
What the heck, that is not true all city states have there own importance. Sparta is important too, you have to know that. . Well Athens was the most important for its trade routes and government system, and Sparta was a powerful but only for they war skills. For that reason Athens was very...
Athenian girls did not go to school, but were trained to do house work. They were always under the control of men.
By giving the poor more political powers which was reformed by Solon and Cleisthenes in order for equal power between the rich and the poor.
Athens never had freedom because, they had slaves. They were never lucky like us you could say.
performances suitable for the different seasons of theater operation
Athens, along with Eretria, supported rebellions by Ionian cities in Persian territory in Asia Minor. Persia determined to stop this by installing a puppet Athenian tyrant in Athens, and sent an expeditionary force in 490 to enforce this. The expedition was defeated at Marathon.
yes but only boys went
The Parthenon was built in Athens to honor Athena, the patron goddess of the city.
It was one of the strongest and most well organized cities. It had a strong government. Also, it was one of the richest citystates in Greece
Yes, it is named after the Greek God Athena. Daughter of Zeus, as a mark of respect for the God of War and Wisdom.
A ship was required transport inter-island and between the Peloponnese and mainland Europe. Her dependence upon sea vessels contributed to the development of Greece's naval excellence. On land, chariots, horses and mules were modes of transport. Horses were better suited to light travel and were...
It changed over time. Basically in Athens adult males made up the citizen body and thearmy and navy; women were kept at home in virtual purdah runningthe family and household. There was a large number of public andprivately owned slaves with no rights and provided a workforce tohelp run the city...
It was a high area on which a defensive fort was established. Asthe city grew around it, it had temples erected and city funds wereheld there under protection of the god.
Taken from "Pearson my world history" Solon lead to polis, andreformed the courts. He also ended the practice of selling intoslavery
No. It was just a name modern commentators made up to describe apeak period in the development of Greek culture. The mass of peopleeked out a precarious subsistence in the midst of continuouswarfare, strife and natural disasters and climatic challenges..
The Greeks didn't live on the Acropolis because that was where the Gods lived. The Acropolis is a temple above the city of Athens.
it was built in 432 B.C. ~ ......... so that's over 2 thousand years old !! ~........... some also say that it took 50 years ~ HowlSt6ormheart
Acropolis looks like most Greek temples. It was once a church and then a mosque and now it's just a temple.
The Pnyx was important because the Athenians went there to do voting by a secret ballot and a show of hands
Yes it still is. Its were the Parthenon is.
The Assembly of the citizen body at their fortnightlymeetings.
i think its that only free man could speak in the assembly or citizens elected represenatives to make desisions thank u :)
Athens built an empire by using the money from the Delian League torebuild and beautify Athens!!
Almost all of the 5th cenury BC. Most commonly it is referred to the second half of the century (448-404) also know as the age of Pericles.
they were often captured from surrounding towns.
Hellênismos is the name we associate with the ancient religion, but what they called it, we can't be exactly sure. It is a paganistic view, with the majority of the Parthenon represented. Athena, being the patron of the city, was often held in a slightly higher regard, but not too highly, lest...