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Greece (Thebes)

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Erin Anderson-Birmingham

on 27 September 2013

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Transcript of Greece (Thebes)

Jamie, Connor, Brooke and Erin
Thebes
Conclusion
Political and Military History
Geographical
Features
Political and Social Organization
Introduction
Military/Political History
Political Structures
- Aristocracy
- Famous citizens were commonly in power
- All males in power
- Did not like concept of monarchy
- Later aristocracy was seen as rule by a privileged group
Ancient Greece
Battle of Leuctra
Battle of Delium
Battle of Haliartus
Kithairon mountain range
Religion , Mythology & Culture
Seven against Thebes
Significant Individuals
Oedipus
Epigoni
Crates
- Hellenistic Philosopher
-wrote book on Philosophical subject
- Habit of entering houses uninvited
- wrote short poem and several philosophic tragedies
Pelopidas
- athlete and Warrior and later boeotarch
- lead conspiracy to free thebes
- helped bring revenge to sparta
Pindar
- Greek lyric poet
- 2 daughters
- won 1st place in the dithyrambic competition
- poetry spoke of the ancient games and Greek mythology
Social Structure
- Men were the important ones in society
- Most families and city-states owned slaves
- Approximate Social order
* Men in Power
*Noble Men
*Regular Men
*Women
*Slaves
- part of the Peloponnesian War
-surprised the Athenian army
- burned the Apollo temple
- Thebes vs Sparta
- Epaminondas creates a new tactic for war
- Gained Greek hegemony
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- Persian-funded to declare war on Sparta
- persuaded Theban ally to invade Spartan ally
- Sparta attacked city of Haliartus
- Thebe force caught Spartans off guard,
resulting death of Lysander
Political and Social Structures
Significant individuals
Geographical Features
Religion, Mythology, and Culture
Thebes today
Map of Ancient Greece
Oedipus & the Sphinx
Remains of Cadmea, central fort of Thebes
Modern Thebes
Remains Of Statues of Thebes Rulers
Political Statues Remains
Remains Of Ancient Building
HARD TO INVADE
THIS MAP SHOWS MOUNTAINOUS AND
LOW POINTS OF LAND
Located in northern part Greece and is close to the east cost

Rocky mountainous terrain

Surrounded by Kithairon mountain range

Ocean to the east
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