Ancient Greece Feb 18 Exam 2

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Ancient Greece Feb 18 Exam 2 AN ARISTOCRATIC SOCIETY  Aristocratic Values Every Greek aristocrat thinks of himself a little of Achilles o Has a similar code of honor Aristocrats are the people that we know most about from the Dark ages Wants to avoid shame Goal: honor, glory, fame o Not achievable any more because there is no war going on o No journey’s to go on (like Odysseus)  How to get kleos now if you’re an Aristocrat? o Respect Claim decent from Zeus, Achilles, or some Homeric hero By looking toward ancestors Wealth You can be wealthy but not noble Helps you to support an aristocratic lifestyle o In the context of the polis/ city-state Only way to achieve kleos now is to be a big man in the polis A sure path to aristocratic kleos Civic glory, not heroic glory Aristocrats will build big buildings, and some will win great victories at  Olympia, some will become a general and lead the polis’ army in battle Athletic competitions More ways aristocrats can gain respect
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o Becoming an athletic victor
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