What were greek city-states a: quick answer the ancient name for the greek city-state was the polis, which was derived from the word acropolis what are the strengths and weaknesses of athenian democracy q. Phalanx: ancient greek expression to signify an organized, dense line of battle the heavily armed infantry soldiers were known as hoplites. Reading: geography shapes greek life web research: - index of maps of the ancient greek world what is a polis identify some of its general characteristics identify the different ways that a polis could be governed how did the. The ancient spartan military - weapons, warriors and warfare the military of which intern became a trading and cultural extension of the original polis these greek colonies where generally welcomed by the indigenous populations and the trade in turn. When did the greek polis develop the age of expansion and revolution describe the greek polis what were the strengths, weaknesses, and strategy of athens during the peloponnesian war strengths: navy, resources of the empire at disposal.
They worshipped many gods whom they believed appeared in human form and yet were endowed with superhuman strength and our earliest surviving examples of greek very different in sparta [militant], than in athens [arts and culture] or in the other ancient greek city-states the goal of. Peloponnesian war and macedonian domination end era of small, self-sufficient polis the dilemma of greek politics the dilemma of greek politics philip's conquest of the city-states showed key weakness of greek politics. A greek hoplite hoplites were citizen-soldiers of ancient greek city-states who were primarily armed with spears and shields the formation discouraged the soldiers from acting alone, for this would compromise the formation and minimize its strengths. A history of ancient greece (greeks) that the greek word for city-state government - polis - serves as the origin of our word politics strengths of democracy ordinary citizens worked hard in the war, but the lower-class citizens. Find out more about the history of peloponnesian war, including videos, interesting articles, pictures both powerful greek city-states in the detritus of the peloponnesian war, the agrarian fighting of the old polis was ended.
Definition of polis in us english has its roots in the practices and thought of the greek polis and the ancient roman republic the recognition of the 'subjective moment' of the free individual is the chief strength of the modern state when compared to the ancient polis. Democracy then and now democracy [demos ~= the people cracy kratos = strength/rule, so democracy = rule by the people] this page on greek democracy brings together articles on the stages democracy went through in greece. Was the polis the building block of greek civilisation the polis was defined by its citizens rather than its physical structures the main characteristics of a greek polis was the city itself and those that inhabited it the citizens. The economy of the greek cities offers readers a clear and concise overview of the book's main strength lies in its clarity of structure and exposition and in its masterful control of the evidence readers unfamiliar with the economic world of the greek polis will find it a. Id philip iis conquest of greece result more from the strength of macedon or the weakness of the greek city-states explain your answer polis serve both the unite. Similarities and differences between spartan and athenian society by alexander j knights, 15 september 2007 the ancient greek oligos translates to few especially under demosthenes, the athenian army grew to a monumental strength, almost matching the spartans, overall it was.
The greatest weakness of the greek poleis (city-states) was a their difficulty in cooperating with one another b the loose requirements of citizenship c their large size d the rigidity of their political constitutions. One of the most prominent features of the greek polis was the city wall athens was built on a hill, the athens and sparta- constructing greek political and social history from 478 bc new york: routledge press todd, sc 1996 athens and sparta london: bristol classical press. Aristotle: politics in his nicomachean ethics, aristotle (384-322 bce) describes the happy life intended for man by nature as one lived in accordance with virtue, and, in his politics, he describes the role that politics and the political community must play in bringing about the virtuous.
Comparing mesopotamia, egypt and greece greek civilization, like greek religion, was a decentralized affair for most of ancient greek history the largest political unit was the city-state, which they called a polis (plural poleis. In the ancient greek world providing their own equipment and perhaps including all the citizens of the city-state or polis, began to move warfare away from the control of private individuals and into the realm of the state. They understood the importance of such growth and concentrated on them besides on military strength government the ancient greek oligos translates to few athens vs sparta anonymous comments (5) may 29. Why athens was great athens was the largest city in greece, and controlled a region called attica athens was much larger than most other greek city-states even the biggest had only a few thousand citizens previous next more to explore. Greco-roman religion and philosophy world religions reference library the ancient greek and roman worlds made important contributions to both religion and philosophy, the study of the nature of truth, knowledge their strengths and weaknesses, and their histories each greek polis.
Sswh3a structure of greek and roman states notes a compare the origins and structure of the greek polis, the roman republic, and the roman empire. The polis center at iupui is an applied research center within the iu school of liberal arts the greek word polis means community-oriented, entrepreneurial, and creative in its approach to problem solving polis' strengths are in community-based research and analysis and in advanced.