The Greek God Hera Although, Hera is a loved goddess by many mortals and other gods and goddesses, if she found out her husband Zeus was sleeping with another woman, she would punish his lovers and their children until death. She was a very jealous wife and would do anything to protect marriage. Hera was the daughter of Cronos and Reah, sister of Poseidon, Hestia, Hades, Demeter, and Zeus (brown.edu). Hera’s worship is known to go back farther than her husband, and brother, Zeus....
The Fall of the Roman Empire Many different historians, teachers, philosophers, archeologists and ordinary people have talked about, and brought up ideas and hypotheses about how this glorious Empire fell. This civilization and their way of life is, in some historians' opinions, the most prosperous and content time in human history. Many writers differ not only in their style, but also in how they view and interpret the events of history. ...
The Impact Julius Caesar Left on Roman History Julius Caesar was a strong leader for the Romans who changed the course of the history of the Greco - Roman world decisively and irreversibly. With his courage and strength he created a strong empire . What happened during his early political career? How did he become such a strong dictator of the Roman Empire? What events led up to the making of the first triumvirate? How did he rise over the other two in the triumvirate and why did he choose to...
One of the reasons for the success of the Roman Empire was that the Romans treated their Empire as the world. This belief formed the social cement, which kept the Empire sustained for as long as it did. The Roman’s reign over most of Europe would only be temporary. After all, there were forces outside the Roman Empire, which were eating away at the Empire itself. Regardless of whether we accept the fact that Rome fell as a result of internal pressure or invasions from the outside, or...
In Greek mythology, Hades was the god of the underworld. But the underworld was often referred to by his name as well. His-oldest name was Hades, Aides or Aiidoneus, " the Unseen." He was the son of Cronus and Rhea, and brother of Zeus and Poseidon. Having deposed Cronus, the brothers cast lots for the kingdoms of the heaven, the sea, and the infernal regions. The last, afterwards known as Hades from their ruler, fell to Hades. Here he ruled with his wife Persephone over the other powers below...
Historic Achievements of the City of Athens A city such as Athens triumphed over any other of its time. This is mainly due to its great achievements performed. In fact, a city so powerful had an effect on western civilization today. Many societies in modern times have been positively helped by Athens. Athenian architecture is a crucial element that made the city so beautiful. No other city was nearly as divine as Athens was. The creating of columns immensely helped in the building of...
“All of Egypt is the gift of the Nile.” It was the Greek historian Herodotus who made that observation. The remarkable benefits of the Nile are clear to everyone, but through history he was the first to talk about it and consider its fascination. Through history, the Nile played a major role in the building of civilizations. The first civilizations to appear in history started on a river valley or in a place where resources are numerous and example of these are in India where Indus...
Ancient History of the Hieroglyphics Have you every wondered where all writing began ? Have you often thought of the secrets about life that ancient civilizations took to their graves with them ? If so, you should be very interested in learning about an ancient writing technique called hieroglyphics, which many scientists believe is the origin of all writing (Bolia 2). Hieroglyphics are not only one of the oldest recorded languages, but it also has a documented history longer by far than...
Sparta and Athens: Comparison and Contributions The two best-known societies in ancient Greece were the Spartans, and the Athenians. The two cultures were very different from each other but both contributed ideals that modern man still uses today. The most obvious difference between the Athens and Sparta is its ancestry. The Spartans were descendents of the Dorian invaders, while the Athenians were of Ionian descent. Both city-states faced a turning point in their history, and each on was...
Pyramids: The Prodigious Prodigy How old are the pyramids? Who built them and what do they stand for? Why can’t the pyramids be reconstructed, today, in the same fashion as they were built thousands of years ago? The pyramids of ancient Egypt are phenomena that cannot be explained exactly. Many people have perceived different understandings for the way a pyramid was built, how many men it took to build one, and what its purpose was. The tradition of pyramid building started in...