Athenian Human Nature: Wrong or Different

That's all they car about. How to get peace - they don't give a damn about thataE (14).

Immediately, the reader senses some vexation coming from Dikaiopolis towards the Assembly. He is obviously not happy about the way people were treating their right to a voice in matters concerning the state. Finally, at midday the Athenians begin pouring into the Pnyx. The first to speak is Ampitheus. However, he is immediately seized by the guards because he claimed that "the gods have commissioned him to make peace with the SpartansaE (15). Surprisingly, Ampitheus is "Doubly DivineaE - meaning he is immortal (14). Immediately the reader's attention is brought upon the treatment of gods by the humans. The Assembly, or rather the Executive, seems to completely disregard his offer thus showing that they had no fear of the supposed wrath of the gods. Were the Athenians no longer afraid of higher beings Apparently not. This is an example of how the relationship of humans to the gods had changed over the years. For instance, in ancient Egyptian times, the people considered the gods to be in charge of everything. Contrastingly, in ancient Greek times, the people, by disregarding


 
 
 
 
 
 



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PROFESSIONAL ESSAYS
 
Aristotle's Political Science Writings... aim only at the good of the rulers are wrong. ... Aristotle was not an Athenian as Plato was and did ... necessary for the leader to understand human nature and the ... (2427 10 )

Aristotle's Works... aim only at the good of the rulers are wrong. ... Aristotle was not an Athenian as Plato was and did ... necessary for the leader to understand human nature and the ... (2648 11 )

PLATO ESSAY: Plato's Dialogues... end, Socrates informs Euthyphro, an Athenian youth, of ... a thing (piety), they are still wrong or do ... ascension is the glorification of human nature, the reunion ... (4888 20 )

Plato's Dialogues... end, Socrates informs Euthyphro, an Athenian youth, of ... a thing (piety), they are still wrong or do ... ascension is the glorification of human nature, the reunion ... (4888 20 )

Aristotle's Political Throught... Aristotle was not an Athenian as Plato was and ... assumption made by him regarding human nature, human behavior, and ... is to go against the basic human yearning for ... (6562 26 )

Classical Age of Chinese Thought... the descent of the Athenian democracy into ... broadly optimistic in their interpretation of human nature. ... darker, somewhat Hobbesian conclusion: Human beings were ... (5230 21 )

 
 

 
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