In place of loyalty: friendship and adversary politics in classical greece paul woodruff the ancient greeks who invented democracy had no concept that matches our concept of loyalty no word in their language can be reliably translated by the english word nothing like loyalty oc curs on any. The mythology of the ancient greeks included a dazzling array of deities, demigods, monsters, and heroes these figures inhabited ancient greece never became a unified empire instead other myths present examples of trust, loyalty, and eternal love—or of the pitfalls and problems of love and desire the tragic myth. Homer uses his skill as a playwright, poet, and philosopher to inform the audience of the history, prides, and achievements of the ancient greeks, and, also, to tell of there are many, many examples of loyalty and faithfulness in the odyssey philoitois is the loyal ox herd who also helps odysseus overcome the suitors. Family is based on tradition which happens throughout history the greek family is influenced from the byzantine traditions (michopoulou) family will always be a critical factor to the greeks antigone is a greek tragedy that expresses strong family values, focusing mainly on loyalty she appeals to the important struggle. Although ancient greek society was dominated by the male citizen, with his full legal status, right to vote, hold public office, and own property, the social groups source material is always from the viewpoint of the slave owner but there are references in literature, particularly in greek comedy, of friendship and loyalty in at. When looking at ancient greek literature, one can see the importance family plays in greek culture we see this displayed in the greek works medea by euripides and antigone by sophocles throughout these literary works we see that family is a strong and important cultural value which remains undiminished in value. The greek language distinguishes at least four different ways as to how the word love is used ancient greek has four distinct words for love: agápe, éros, philía, and storgē however, as with other languages, it has been difficult to separate the meanings of these words when used outside their respective contexts.
Proxeny or proxenia (greek: προξενία) in ancient greece was an arrangement whereby a citizen (chosen by the city) hosted foreign ambassadors at his own expense, in return for honorary titles from the state the citizen was called proxenos (πρόξενος plural: proxenoi or proxeni, instead of a foreigner) or proxeinos. Sparta was a warrior society in ancient greece that reached the height of its power after defeating rival city-state athens in the peloponnesian war (431-404 bc) spartan culture was centered on loyalty to the state and military service at age 7, spartan boys entered a rigorous state-sponsored education, military training. The odyssey gives us two extreme versions of women in ancient greek society penelope is the version of the ideal woman she is the embodiment of chastity, generosity, cunning, and intelligence throughout the years that odysseus is gone, she remains loyal to her husband, devising schemes to keep the suitors at bay. Why the ancient greeks thought adultery was worse than rape assault, the sort of thing anyone could expect at any time, adultery was seduction, an attempt to subvert the loyalty of the woman to her husband, family and home ancient greeks wouldn't recognise george osborne's idea of democracy.
Decline of ancient greece and ancient rome 835 e “the warlike states of antiquity, greece, macedonia, and rome, educated a race of soldiers loyal to greece inheritance of the title of emperor was unstable this led to power struggles, violence, and insecurity the neighbouring states were increasing in power and. A basic level guide to some of the best known and loved works of prose, poetry and drama from ancient greece - the odyssey by homer. Soon, hundreds of city-states had formed in ancient greece to be a citizen of a city-state: the ancient greeks referred to themselves as citizens of their individual city-states each city-state (polis) had its own personality, goals, laws and customs ancient greeks were very loyal to their city-state the city-states had.
Silver footed, fair haired thetis, ares the god of war, nike the goddess of victory, the furies and the muses, zeus the presiding deity of the universe and the magical, mysterious olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical greek and roman deities you'll encounter in this book myths and legends of ancient greece and. C101, ancient greek culture welcome to a web site that discusses some less revealed themes in the odyssey the odyssey is not just about the heroic odysseus, but more importantly about the underlying themes from the greek culture the following page discusses in detail four of those themes: spiritual growth, loyalty,. Family scene on funerary stele it is likely that many ancient greek brides and grooms never even met each other before their wedding day greek historian ian drinking and lewd jokes the ritual marked the end of bachelorhood and the groom assured his comrades he would remain loyal to them and not leave them.
Long before the athenians first instituted their radical direct democracy in 508 bc, homer's “odyssey” began to teach the ancient greeks to recognize good leadership when they saw he respected his obligations to those under his rule, earning the affection and loyalty of his family, servants and subjects. Ancient greek term papers (paper 9227) on loyalty shown in the odyssey : loyalty to family, community, and the gods is an important quality in the lives of ancient greek citizens these qualities are clear demonstrated in term paper 9227.
Loyalty to family, community, and the gods is an important quality in the lives of ancient greek citizens these qualities are clear demonstrated in the odys. 6 days ago ancient greek civilization has contributed to many parts of today's society the teachings and doings of ancient greeks have remained important lessons that many societies still base their own laws and ethics on the ancient greeks implemented their values of loyalty, glory, intelligence and hospitality into. The male body of ancient greece is ample, firm, and muscular—so why weren't these same aesthetic ideals applied to the penis foes served as foils to male gods and heroes, who were honored for their self-control and intelligence (along with other qualities requiring restraint, like loyalty and prudence.