As per our lesson this week the greeks owed many of

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As per our lesson this week, the Greeks, owed many of their intellectual and cultural achievements to the Egyptians. However, what makes them so legendary was their emphasis on the human as an individual. As per lesson, "Surviving artifacts from the Greco-Roman period tell a unique story of the Greeks’ interest in individuality, which would later become one of the foundations of Western philosophy and art"(Lesson 2). “The Greeks were the first to be interested in, and indeed to glorify, human beings simply as human beings - for themselves and their own unique qualities rather than because of their place in a religious, familial, or social order” (Frese-Witt, Brown, Dunbar, Tirro, & Witt, 2001, p. 67). Ancient Greek culture revolved around a democratic government in city-states in which decisions were made by the Assembly, mainly composed by adult male population. Women were never really viewed as citizens, they passed from the protection of their fathers to their husbands, even though they considered themselves democratic, they were a slaveholding culture. Typically, slaves made up about 35% of the total population. A sizable portion of slaves were engaged in domestic services, but the majority worked in industry. Slaves were not employed in Greece for the pursuit of consumption and leisure but as a means to “free” citizens for participation in government. With all that been said, i think they made a statement of their culture and beliefs, by plasmating it in their buildings, knowing they will tell their stories forever. Sayre, H. M. (08/2012). Discovering the Humanities, 2/e VitalSource for DeVry University . [Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from Week 2 Lesson. Greco-Roman Influences. Chamberlain University. Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Cassandra Fortune Cassandra Fortune
Mar 8, 2018Mar 8 at 7:53am Manage Discussion Entry Hi nuria, I found this to be very interesting. Women had no right and they couldn’t make any decision politically, the Greek men look at women as objects that need to be protected but yet they were consider as democratic government. Perhaps democracy wasn’t always what it is today Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Trudy-Ann Copperfield Trudy-Ann Copperfield Mar 6, 2018Mar 6 at 5:51pm Manage Discussion Entry Hello Professor and Class, Architecture from the Ancient Greek and Roman era shows excellence of workmanship. According to the Owlcation “Ancient Greek temples featured proportional design, columns, friezes, and pediments, usually decorated with a sculpture in relief.” These specific elements gave ancient Greek architecture its one of a kind character. Ancient Greek architecture is also known for the invention of the classical order Dorian Order, the Iconic Order and the Corinthian Order. According to Sayre “The classical Greek orders became the basic design elements for architecture from ancient Greek times to present day. The Doric is the heaviest of the columns. The Ionic is lighter and noticeably smaller. The Corinthian is smaller yet seemingly supported by mere leaves.” (2016, PG 52.)

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