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Another Golden Ages Prezi

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Golden Ages Of Athens and The Roman Military by: Matthew Gunther, Cj Lord, and Kenny Dove Leaders/Philosophers Pericles He lead the greeks through the reconstruction Rome He was born in 490 b.c. to Xanthippus and Agariste Family Fact: His father held high command of the squadron that annihilated the remainder of Xerxes army. (479 b.c.e) First act (recorded) was his assistance in the prosecution of Cimon. this took place in 463 b.c. died of the plague in the fall of 429 b.c In about 458-456 b.c he had walls built between athens and the piraeus and the piraeus has three harbours and about four and a half miles away from athens. He was general for 29 Years He built the statue of athena, the parthenon, and the protylaea Socrates Socrates was born in 470 b.c and died on 399 b.c Socrates did not write much, however, what he did write was based upon Plato and Xenophon's works. (he taught Plato) He was a stone cutter by trade (which did not always provide the best pay). However Socrates did become a hopolite (heavily armed infantry) which shows that he did make some decent money. Plato He was born on 427 b.c and died on 347 b.c. He was a student of Socrates and ended up teaching Aristotle. Fun Fact: The name Plato was given to him by his wrestling teacher. (Plato /platos means "broad") He was named after his grandfather, Aristocles. Once Socrates died Plato went on a long journey, and once he returned to Athens he founded a school know as the Academy. roman military ranks Unit Size: The lowest unit was called a pedites which is a single armed soldier. A centuria is a pack of one-hundred pedites The Centurion would lead the centuria, and two centuions would conjoin to form a minipuli A cohors is made from three minipuli A leigon is comprised of ten cohors A leigon is led by a general Random Fact: Ceasar was the general who decided to make leigons smaller so they could be more mobile. The average size went from 6000 to 3600 troops. Inferior Ranks: Calones, often slaves, performed pedestrian tasks such as clerks, secretaries, and cooks Muliones cared for pack animals (they were usually slaves). Engineers and architects were known as Fabri And the exploratores and Speculatores were the "eyes of the army" (Library.thinkquest.org), they would search ahead of the army and look for benefits and constrictions of the land ahead. All about Athens Humans of this time period considered themselves to be the embodiment for the gods. The Athenians assisted the Greeks in battling the Persians All males over the age of 20 born to Athenian parents were able to vote in the assembly Everyday details were left to the council which was composed of five-hundred citizens. (those of which were chosen annually) The top position was known as a general there were ten in the Athenian society. They were also chosen annually This was a patriarchal society there for women did not receive much education. Athens was a very socially accepting society and art was very prominent because of this. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/eb11-pericles.asp http://socrates.clarke.edu/aplg0260.htm http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato/ http://www.iep.utm.edu/plato/ thinkquest.org His Beginning/ achievements: Pericles assumed the leading position of the state after Ephialtes, was assassinated. After the Persian wars he began to rebuild the city of Athens to prevent further aggression. Pericles created a democracy that is unparallelled to any ever established. It was an extremely fair form of government http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/fab_five.html
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