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Influence of Greek and Roman Societies on the Modern World
Transcript of Influence of Greek and Roman Societies on the Modern World
Parthenon White House California Aqueduct http://teachergenius.teachtci.com/ancient-greece-and-rome-and-their-influence-on-modern-western-civilization-2/ Cleisthenes creates Democracy Athens Accepts Direct Democracy 508 B.C Ancient Rome Athens falls 431 B.C Modern Day Rome becomes ancient power 509 B.C Rome falls Dark Ages 500-1200 A.D Renaissance and Enlightenment 1300-1700 A.D Ideas of Democracy Spread to Countries American & French Revolution Many Countries Confirm Having Democratic
Ideals 500 A.D Ancient Greece Modern Day Greek Theater http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Theatre/ comedy tragedy Architecture of Theater Epics and Myths Rhetoric Matters could be decided with out divine right or violence Dialogue In Theater Freedom Born in Politics by Aristotle Implementation in Rome Publication with Montesquieu John Calvin, pilgrims United States of America Separation of Powers Roman Senate, Consuls and the Assemblies SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE: Uncle Sam is Zeus Olympics introduced friendly competition around the world... ...and brought nations together through the world of sports. Swimming, running, wrestling, javelin throwing and boxing were all derived from ancient Greece. Not only were sports for entertainment... ...they were for honor. Athleticism was seen as a sign of strength, like we see it as a sign of respect today. While Greek's focused more on entertainment... http://www.questia.com/library/literature/literary-styles-and-movements/epic-literature ...the Romans took things to a whole new level of brutality in games and sports alike. This more aggressive approach helped bring us to Major League's, like baseball or football. From a nice game of handball to a glorious chariot race... http://courses.durhamtech.edu/perkins/aris.html ...games and sports share common ground with what they used to be and what they have become. ...from a fast paced sprint to a fight to the death...