Philosophy : Critical Analysis of Plato’s Apology
As an essential milestone not merely in the Ancient Philosophy’s history, however correspondingly for the determining of the theory of western politics, contemporary principles, distinctiveness and responsiveness, the Apology by Plato has been for several years a rudimentary book in the prospectus of conformists, historians and academics. As this paper goes to demonstrate, the Apology ought to be observed as an indispensible manuscript for those who target having an Ancient Greek knowledge of philological and philosophy.
The Influence of Ancient Greece on Contemporary World
It is no secret that the whole Western Civilization in this or that way stems from the culture that thrived on the Balkan Peninsula more than two thousand years ago and was characterized by unusual level of development of a number of sciences and schools of thought. Ancient Greece was something like a beacon of civilization among the ocean of barbarity – and even the very word “barbarian” was first used by the Greeks and meant every person that did not speak Greek language and thus wasn’t considered to be a member of cultured humanity.
The Glory of Ancient Egypt
Egypt is probably best known for its magnificent ancient pyramids. These unique installations serve as a proof that an incredibly sophisticated civilization came into being a long time ago. Although lately Egypt seems to be regarded merely as an inexpensive holiday destination, with the most common associations being “pyramids”, “camels”, and “all-inclusive”, the Ancient Egypt was a place where a lot of inventions that we use this very day were made. It doesn’t feel that important anymore, as we tend to take these things for granted, because it seems only natural that somebody invented, say, a toothbrush some time ago. And yet if you give it a little more thought it can in fact blow your mind.
Ancient Rome as a Direct Predecessor of European Civilization
Ancient Rome, though unmistakably belonging to the antiquity along with Greece and some other nations of ancient Mediterranean, possesses a number of quite unique features that made its role in the world’s history very special. At the first glance one may think that Rome and Greece are almost identical in their architecture, sculpture, system of religious beliefs and overall style. There is, nevertheless, an inherent difference lying beneath.
Shame and Prejudice of Holocaust
Some events in the history of mankind create a strong mixed feeling of frustration, fear and curiosity. When we start talking about Holocaust and discuss it in acceptable way with our children, it becomes one of the biggest challenges that are derived from the ethical and moral aspects, involved in any discussions of this occurrence in the history of humanity. It is impressive how different and even radically opposing can be the stories of Holocaust coming from the participants, literature sources and studies in countries that have personal attitudes in regards to this event. One aspect, though, that is always finding understanding and solidarity is when people learn that Holocaust is the cruelty of abnormal ambitions of particular individual or groups that can so easily bring together people, contaminated by the crowd philosophy.