The Golden Age of greece
Greece Experienced a Growth in Art
Sophocles- the most important playwright in the Golden Age of Greece. He wrote important plays like Antigone and Oedipus. He was important as a Greek playwright and enhanced the Greek culture through his work in the Arts.
Greece Experienced a Golden Age in Architecture
Acropolis: Many different temples that were built to the Greek Gods; the building were located in Athensimage of acropolis
Parthenon: A Greek Temple locate in the Acropolis in Athens, which was devoted to Athena, the goddess of wisdom
Greece experienced a Golden Age in Philosphy
"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing"
Plato - philosopher and in Classical Greece, and the founder of the Academy in Athens
"Love is a serious mental disease."
Aristotle - Greek philosopher who was a student in Plato's Academy. Aristotle primarily worked in the sciences and question the make-up and existence of everything. Eventually Aristotle created his own academy called the Lyceum.
The Gupta Empire Golden Age
Golden Age of the Roman Empire
Rome Golden Age in Government Law & Military
Roman Law - The Roman made great advances in law. Roman law was found in 12 tablets some of what stated:
- All men were equal under the law
- Those accused could face their accuser
- Those accused were innocent until proven guilty
- You can only be punished by actions not thoughts
http://www.csun.edu/~hcfll004/12tables.html (link to 12 tables)
Roman Military - Rome's military had armored cavalry units, units, siege weapons and a well trained militia called the Roman Legion,
- Praetorian Guard: an elite group of soldiers to protect the Roman Empire
Rome Golden Age in Architecture
Pantheon - Built as a Roman temple dedicated to the gods. The building displayed a mastery of architecture with massive arches and a huge dome.
Colosseum - Largest Amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire. It held 50,000 spectators. It was used mostly for gladiators games for 500 years
Baths of Caracalla - Public bathing was an important part of Roman social life in the Golden Age, it was a place to relax and meet with friends.
Rome Golden Age in Infrastructure
Aqueducts - Aqueducts were constructed to bring in fresh water to the Roman cities, private homes and public baths.
Romans also developed indoor plumbing to take waste away from homes.
Golden Age in Mayan Civilization
The silk Road
- The items exchanged included silk, gold, jade, tea, and , spices
- Diseases religion, culture philosophies and ideas wore also traded