gods remained more human, The men were more divine. As in Beauty the Natural element its sensuous coefficient remains, so also in this customary morality, laws assume the form of a necessity of Nature. If God himself is to be manifested in a corresponding tamburlaine and Zenocrate: Love or Possession? expression, that can only be the human form: for from this the Spiritual beams forth. These games and aesthetic displays, with the pleasures and honors that accompanied them, were at the outset only private, originating in particular occasions; but in the sequel they became an affair of the nation, and were fixed for certain times at appointed places.
The interpretation and explanation of Nature and its transformations the indication of their sense and import is the act of the subjective Spirit; and to this the Greeks attached the name manteia. Poseidon has still the wildness of that element in his character; but he is also an ethical personage; to him is ascribed the building of walls and the production of the Horse. In Greek Beauty the Sensuous is only a sign, an expression, an envelope, in which Spirit manifests itself. So that's Probably why the two civilizations were pretty similar. Other Greek Kingdoms arose in Asia Minor, in Armenia, in Syria and Babylonia. There were cities likeCorinth which were ruled by several wealthy families as anoligopoly. Solon gave the Athenians a constitution by which all obtained equal rights, yet not so as to render the Democracy a quite abstract one. Thomas Aquinas and proof there is a G-d.
The general idea which this embodies, is the form in which man realizes his relationship to Nature. With Democracy in that form in which alone it existed in Greece, Oracles are intimately connected. At the beginning of the Median wars, Lacedaemon was in possession of the Hegemony, partly as the result of having subjugated and enslaved the free nation of the Messenians, partly because it had assisted many Greek states to expel their Tyrants. Zeus, perhaps, may be regarded as ruling the other gods, but not with substantial power; so that they are left free to their own idiosyncrasy. Cadmus, according to the legend, founded Thebes. Thus was Greece freed from the pressure which threatened to overwhelm. In accordance with this principle, Lyrical Poetry that which is the expression of subjectivity especially flourished there; a kind of subjective amenity of nature shows itself also in the so- called Sacred Legion which formed the kernel of the Theban host, and was regarded. The Macedonian Empire After the fall of Athens, Sparta took upon herself the Hegemony; but misused it as already mentioned so selfishly, that she was universally hated. To some extent too the kings of the period reckoned it their greatest glory to render and to keep the Greek cities and states independent. As a general principle, the Democratic Constitution affords the widest scope for the development of great political characters ; for it excels all others in virtue of the fact that it not only allows of the display of their powers on the part of individuals.
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