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Western Civilization: Ancient vs. Modern

Liberty! Everybody has their own definition of it and everybody want it!

What’s the first thing that comes to your head when you hear the word liberty? For most of you it’s most likely free speech, the right to own property, or the ability to do anything you want as long as you don’t impede on anyone else’ liberty. That’s a lot of what today’s definition of liberty would be.

Back– way back when– liberty was the right to be involved in politics; the right to hold a high place in society. See how far we’ve come.

 

Alexander the Great! Everybody, even to this day, knows his name. They know why he’s famous.

When he was a young boy he was taught by Aristotle, when he was growing he showed signs of attentiveness and observation and when he was grown he concord most of the then known world.

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Western Literature: Hesiod

Hesiod has influenced a lot of what people know as Greek culture. The gods area major part of what we see in Greek culture.

There are so many different races in his writings. But the one that is most known by today’s people and are still talked about in today’s writing is this one, the gods. Stories about the gods are told and retold everywhere. Almost anyone who’s who’s ever opened a book or watched a movie know who they are. There was just a Disney movie released that had a demi-god in it and the movie made tons of money.

There is a joke that goes around about Zues striking you with lightening. Greek writing and history is everywhere you look! And it’s interesting.

Business II: Business Opportunity

Businesses have been around for years and years. We hear of different professions all throughout history. Farming, Doctors, carpentry, and many more.

But now a days you almost need a website to have your business go places, but it also has to be practically set up, with user friendly set up. This is why web design intrigued me I think it would be a business you could be in for quite a while.

Western Civilization: Medea

Whenever we are trying to find out about ancient culture the best way is to read their writings. That’s why we are looking at Euripides play, Medea. We are looking at it to view in Greek culture.

In Greek culture women were kind of viewed as servants in the marriage. Jason, Medea’s husband, abandons his wife for another woman everybody sees it as normal. If Medea would have done this she would have been killed.

But you also have to keep in mind that this isn’t how it was everywhere in Greek culture.

Western Literature: Genesis vs. Theogony

Genesis is the first book in the Bible. It’s where we learn a lot about God and what He represents. We learn that He is a loving God. Quite a bit of what Christians believe is based on the book of Genesis.

Christians believe in one God, a loving God that cares for his children.

The Greek gods are very unpredictable. And there were soo many of them! There were gods of wind, mountains, and oceans. Gods of sickness and health. So many different gods.

In Genesis we learn that God loves His children. The Greek gods had no reason to love you.

The Greek gods fought. And would punish you for anything. The only reason to worship them was so they wouldn’t kill you.

The main difference between God and the Greek gods is that God is a loving kind Father who loves his children. And the Greek gods didn’t create you and they weren’t loving. They would kill you at the drop of a hat.

 

Biology: Why Are More Men Color Blind?

So, females have two chromosomes called X. Even if one of these has color blindness potential, a female will most likely not be colorblind, if the second chromosome is not colorblind. This is because the X without colorblindness tends to be more dominant.

But since she has the colorblindness trait, she can pass it to her son.This means he will be colorblind, because men have XY chromosomes and Y chromosomes hold very little genetic traits.

The only way for a female to be color blind is if her father is colorblind and her mother caries the colorblindness traits.

Western Civilization: Persian Wars and Peloponnesian

The year is 499BC and the Greeks are rising up a against Persia. Athens sends ships and Persia emerges in victory. Still bitter about it, King Darius goes seeking revenge on the Greeks.

In 490BC Persia rose against the Greeks. The Athenians run to Sparta for help, but they are in the middle of a religious ceremony so they deny help. When they arrive after their ceremony is over the war is also over.

In the recovery from the Persian Wars, some people decided that they needed allies. So Sparta got her allies and they called themselves the Peloponnesian League. Athens also got allies and they called themselves the Delion Legue.

In the Delion League some city-states were giving money to Athens to make a good navy. But after a while they noticed that a lot of expensive things were being done in Athens and none of it had to do with the navy. So they decided they didn’t want to be part of this force anymore. However Athens forced them to stay.

Even with this, Athens was becoming pretty powerful which concerned Sparta. So they went to war.

In 431BC the Peloponnesian War began. The war went on and on and on. Until finally in 404BC Sparta landed the final blow and the Delion League was dissolved.

Western Literature: Biblical Material

Ethics is all throughout the Bible, and what we live by now is mostly based on the  Bible. Even most Atheist know this. The basics of what we live by come from the Bible.

One of the commandments is thou shalt not lie: this is used in courts all throughout the world. Everybody wants to hear the truth. People have based careers on truth for centuries. Lawyers, police, and judges have put the seeking of truth into their careers.

All the commandments are ethics to live by.

Honor thy father and mother is something that every parent expects their child. Parents often demand respect from their children: and way back centuries ago this was a huge thing! Your heritage and the way you treated your parents was a major deal!

Now thou shalt not kill is something that has affected people alllll throughout history literally since the beginning of time, Cain and Abel is the first case of though shalt not kill. Almost every country for thousands of years has had a No Murder policy. America it’s self still has capital punishment. In the Bible if you murder you’ll get a major punishment.

Thou shalt not steal has influenced the way many countries set up their laws.

All of the things I just wrote to you are from the Bible, and every single last one of these have greatly contributed to history. Whether people like it or not, God is everywhere you look.

Business II: Accounting

Ok. All business owners who love doing book work stand up. Chances are 1 in 10 of you stood up, because honest hour who likes accounting? Accounting aka book work is something a business owner who loves talking to customers is forced to sit down and do every now and then.

When he/she does sit down and do book work he’s forced to look at all the money he spent and hopefully gained in that period of time.

But there is a way you can have updates all the time on your accounting and it’s accrual accounting. You’re still going to have to see all the money you spend but instead of seeing it in big clumps every now and then you have to keep closer track of the money you spend, which is way better in the long run.

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