Empire of Ancient Greece

Empire of Ancient Greece

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Empire of Ancient Greece chronicles the remarkable legacy of the Greeks, as well as the diversity of their societies - from the thriving democracy of Athens to the militarism of Sparta to the oligarchy of Thrace. It explores the conditions that made it possible for the ancient Greeks to develop a culture that set the foundation for our intellectual lives today, and explains why Greek power eventually declined. Connections in our own world to the ancient Greeks are numerous, including the Olympics, much of our classical literature, the scientific method, architecture, and many English words.Aristophanes did not hesitate to name names in his plays, making sport of Athensa#39;s leader Cleon, the philosopher Socrates ... of The Clouds), and even Dionysus, who was portrayed as a coward in The Frogsa€”which was being performed at the festival ... Its intent was to satirize current events and discuss important ideas, using songs and the chorus as well as actors. ... words for the two main styles of drama, tragedy and comedy, come from the Greek words tragoidia and komoidia.

Title:Empire of Ancient Greece
Author: Jean Kinney Williams
Publisher:Infobase Publishing - 2009-01-01

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