Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Archons of Athens

Related Topics

  Britain.tv Wikipedia - Archon
2 Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
During this period Archon Eponymous was the chief magistrate, the Polemarch was the head of the armed forces, and the Archon Basileus was responsible for the civic religious arrangements.
Archon was also the name of a popular game for 1980's 8-bit computer systems where opposing teams of good and evil characters did battle on a game board somewhat similar to a chess board.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Archon   (925 words)

 Athens, city, Greece. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The main landmark of Athens is the acropolis (412 ft/126 m high), which dominates the city and on which stand the remains of the Parthenon, the propylaea, and the Erechtheum.
Occupying the southern part of Athens, the Acropolis is ringed by the other chief landmarks of the ancient city—the Pnyx, where the citizens’ assemblies were held; the Areopagus; the Theseum of Hephaesteum, a well-preserved Doric temple of the 5th cent.
Athens became a minor ally of growing Rome, and a period of stagnation was broken only when the city unwisely chose to support Mithradates VI of Pontus against Rome.
www.bartleby.com /65/at/AthensGr.html   (1888 words)

Athens is the capital city of Attica, a province of central Greece, northeast of the Isthmus of Corinth (area 2 ; see also map of Attica and of Athens).
Athens is the most famous of all Ancient Greek cities, not so much by its political role --though for a while during the Vth century B. it was the head of an empire that dominated a large part of the eastern Mediterranean world-- as by its cultural legacy.
Athens was under the protection of the goddess Athena, the giver of the olive-tree, and Poseidon, the god of the sea.
plato-dialogues.org /tools/loc/athens.htm   (5201 words)

 Archon of Athens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the late eighth century BC, there were three archons, the archon eponymous, the polemarch (replaced in 501 BC by ten strategoi), and the archon basileus (the ceremonial remnant of the Athenian monarchy).
Leosthenes and Autocles are strategoi; Athens and Sparta are defeated by the Thebans at Mantinea.
Athens is captured by the Roman troops of Lucius Cornelius Sulla
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Archons_of_Athens   (723 words)

 Q   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Archons were chosen generally by combinations of election and lot and originally served for life, but terms limited were later installed limiting them to a single year.
The Archons, either seven (corresponding to the planets) or twelve (corresponding to the Zodiac) in number, were thought to imprison human souls in material reality and blocked the way to the realms of light.
Archon is sometimes known as "the chess game" and in fact had a chess board on which pieces could be moved.
www.polysep.ucla.edu /wayne/Archon.htm   (422 words)

 archons - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Originally in Athens there were three archons: the archon eponymos (so called because the year was named after him), who was the chief officer of the state; the archon basileus, who was primarily connected with sacred rites; and the archon polemarchos (the polemarch, or military commander), who—theoretically, at least—had military leadership.
The archons were elected, and after they had served and their records had been approved, they entered the Areopagus.
After 487 BC the archons were chosen by lot; the office, which had previously been limited to the two upper classes, was opened to the third class.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-archons.html   (302 words)

 Archon - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
1 Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
In 1966, Archons were organized into a service society dedicated to Saint Andrew.
In late antiquity some variants of Gnosticism used the term Archon to refer to several servants of the Demiurge, the "creator god" that stood between the human race and a transcendent God that could only be reached through gnosis.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Archon   (642 words)

 Dr. Vess's World Civilization Virtual Library
Be able to discuss the role of Athens after the Persian Wars and the conflict with Sparta.
Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of the arts and eloquence.
Athens, Sparta and the Persians A. The problem of Greek unity B. The Persian Wars i.
www.faculty.de.gcsu.edu /~dvess/athens.htm   (845 words)

 Eponymous Archons, Greek Dialects, and Syracuse
The other three were the Polemarch (polémarkhos, "war leader," the third archon), who was the commander-in-chief, the King (basileús, the second archon), who succeeded to the religious duties of the original Kings of Athens, and the Eponymous (epónymos) Archon, the first archon, after whom the year was named.
The Ionic dialect of Athens, Attic, is distinctive.
This was an episode in the Peloponnesian War (431-404) between Athens and Sparta.
www.friesian.com /archon.htm   (1501 words)

 Ancient Greece: Athens
The archons, however, always had to submit to the approval or veto of the Areopagus, and they also became members of the Areopagus when their term in office expired, so, in reality, the Areopagus ruled the country.
The situation was a powder-keg waiting to go off; suffering under unmanageable debts, sold into slavery, with the government under the control of the wealthy people that were the causes of their problems, the average Athenian farmer was primed for revolution.
The next one hundred years would be politically and culturally dominated by Athens; the event that would catapult Athens to the center of the Greek world was the invasion of the Persians in 490 BC.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/GREECE/ATHENS.HTM   (1331 words)

 Draco - Phantis
Draco was the first law scribe of ancient Athens, Greece.
The laws, transcribed in 621 BC when he was archon eponymous, were particularly harsh: the death penalty was the punishment for even minor offenses.
Because of the cruelty during his time as archon, there are many terms associated with Draco’s name, such as draconian, which means excessively harsh or severe.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Draco   (475 words)

 Archons of Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Archons of Athens were the supreme council of the Athenian Republic during the Classical Age.
There were nine Archons, this list details the chief archon (and hence the constitutional Head-of-State of the Republic).
Athens itself continued to hold a primary position among Greek cities until the closing of the Academies by Justinian in 529 CE.
www.hostkingdom.net /Archons.html   (688 words)

 Detail Page
Archons (arkhontes, rulers) were holders of the highest magistracies in city-states in central Greece, including Athens, and they had wide executive and judicial duties.
Archons in Athens may have originally been elected for life from the aristocracy, but there is evidence to suggest that their terms were eventually reduced to 10 years, and then to one year from 682
Archons were originally elected from the Eupatridae, but from the time of Solon the magistracy was open to other wealthy citizens.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=HLAG0037   (828 words)

 ORDER OF SAINT ANDREW THE APOSTLE: NEWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Award Ceremony coincides with the Annual Meeting of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America and the Investiture of new Archons at the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America.
The Athenagoras Human Rights Award was established by the Order of Saint Andrew in 1986 in honor of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras who served as Archbishop of the Americas and universally acknowledged as a visionary leader of Orthodoxy.
Nicholas J. Bouras is an outstanding member of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate," said His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America.
www.archons.org /news/detail.asp?id=135   (549 words)

 Athens Page1 for Greek Vistas Study Tour 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Athenians set up a seige of their own stronghold and forced Cylon and his brother to escape while the rest of their group was killed on the altars of the Acropolis--a sacrilege which caused the power of another family, the Alcmaeonids,to decrease as they were considered accursed.
The Romans conquered Athens in about 190 B.C. When Rome was divided into Eastern and Western Empires (about 529 C. E.), Athens became a backwater because the Byzantine Emperor moved the schools and government posts to Constantinople.
Athens became the capital of an independent Greece in 1834.
tec.uno.edu /noctiite/Greece/Images/Athens.html   (586 words)

In Ancient Greek Athens was called Athinai (Αθήναι, plural for Athena), Athens was the leading city in Greece during the greatest period of Greek civilization during the 1st millennium BC.
During the "Golden Age" of Greece (roughly 500 BC to 300 BC) it was the Western world's leading cultural and intellectual center, and indeed it is in the ideas and practices of Ancient Athens that what we now call "Western civilization" has its origins.
After its days of greatness, Athens continued to be a prosperous city and a centre of learning until the late Roman period.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Cities/Athens.html   (239 words)

 Greek Chronicles - translations
Smicrinas [of Tarentum] won the stadion race, and the archons at Athens were [Aristodemus], Thessalus, [Apollodorus] and Callimachus.
Aristolycus [of Athens won the stadion race], and the archons at Athens were [Lyciscus], Pythodotus, Sosigenes and Nicomachus.
Anticles of Athens won the stadion race, and the archons at Athens were Theophrastus, Lysimachides, Chaerondas and Phrynichus.
www.attalus.org /translate/chronicles.html   (2235 words)

 Eponym - Medbib.com, the modern encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In ancient Greece, the eponymous archon was the highest magistrate in Athens.
Archons of Athens served a term of one year which took the name of that particular archon (e.g., 594 BC was called after Solon).
In Rome, one of the two formal ways of indicating a year was to cite the two annual consuls who served in that year.
www.medbib.com /Eponym   (688 words)

 Wikinfo | King of Athens
Before the Athenian democracy, the tyrants, and the archons, Athens was ruled by kings.
Cecrops was considered the first true king of Athens, although he was a mythical half-man half-serpent.
In 753 BC the kingship was replaced with an archonship (see Archons of Athens).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=King_of_Athens   (176 words)

 Apollodorus of Athens - Phantis
A pupil of the scholar Aristarchus of Samothrace, he left Alexandria around 146 BC for Pergamum and eventually settled in Athens.
Apollodorus' chronicle gave dates by referring to the archons of Athens.
Most archons only held office for one year, allowing scholars to pin down the years to which Apollodorus was referring.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Apollodorus_of_Athens   (162 words)

 [No title]
The 6 archons of Athens, known as the thesmothtai, were the layers down of law.
With the new law code the city-state of Athens would intervene in what were formerly the family matter of blood-feuds.
As a result of Solon's political reforms, the population of Athens was divided into four political groups based on their agricultural output.
www.angelfire.com /ult/gr11/GOVpage.html   (897 words)

 Solons Reforms and Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Solon was one of the archons in ancient Athens.
Cleisthenes was the founder of democracy in Athens.
He proposed the constitution in 508 B.C. The constitution made Athens a democracy.
members.tripod.com /~project52/solon.html   (269 words)

 Strategos - Medbib.com, the modern encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Strategos literally means 'leader of the army', hence the translation general, but once Athens at the instigation of Themistocles became a naval power, the generals had charge of the navy as well.
The ten generals were equals of each other without any ranking: at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC the generals decided the battle plan by majority vote.
See also Archons of Athens for a list of the known strategoi.
www.medbib.com /Strategos   (1224 words)

 A short chronicle
He is slain by Hyllus the son of Hercules Atreus the son of Pelops succeeds him in the Kingdom of Mycenae.
Demophoon, the son of Theseus by Phoedra the daughter of Minos, Reigns at Athens.
Some of these Archons might dye before the end of the ten years, and the remainder of the ten years be supplied by a new Archon.
hbar.phys.msu.su /gorm/fomenko/inewton.htm   (5850 words)

 Athenian Litigation
Describe the changes the oligarchs made to the Athenian constitution in the oligarchic revolution of 411 and under the regime of the Thirty in 404/3 (in terms of the role and composition of different institutional bodies).
Describe the constitution of Athens after the restoration of the democracy in 403 (in terms of the role and composition of different institutional bodies).
In Athens, private citizens rather than state agencies inititiated litigation (even for criminal prosecutions).
abacus.bates.edu /~mimber/AthLit/discussionqs.htm   (4886 words)

 Alexander the Great - Sources
[4] [In the 109th Olympiad] [344 B.C.] Aristolycus [of Athens won the stadion race], and the archons at Athens were [Lyciscus], Pythodotus, Sosigenes and Nicomachus.
[5] In the 110th Olympiad [340 B.C.] Anticles of Athens won the stadion race, and the archons at Athens were Theophrastus, Lysimachides, Chaerondas and Phrynichus.
[6] In the 111th Olympiad [336 B.C.] Cleomantis of Cleitor won the stadion race, and the archons at Athens were Pythodelus, Euaenetus, Ctesicles and Nicocrates.
websfor.org /alexander/minor/chronicle.asp   (814 words)

682 B.C. Republic of the aristocracy in Athens.
Term of office of the archons reduced to one year.
The naval engagement at Artemesium, battle of Thermopylae [with Leonidas in command], the naval battle of Salamis [under Themistocles] and the destruction of the Acropolis of Athens by the Persians.
www.noteaccess.com /APPROACHES/AGW/ChronologT.htm   (1554 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.