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Gender Equality Essay

765 words - 4 pages

Bangsa Yunani telah memiliki berbagai macam pengetahuan dan teknologi yang tinggi, yakni:
Menciptakan perahu layar yang ramping sebagai sarana untuk mengarungi Laut Tengah dan menghubungkan daratan Yunani dengan daerah-daerah pantai timur Pulau Sicilia.
Membuat barang-barang dari tanah liat.
Menghasilkan karya arsitektur yang megah seperti Kuil Zeus, Kuil Partenon dan Gedung Teater Raksasa.
Mengembangkan industri untuk menunjang perdagangannya, yakni keramik yang bentuknya beraneka ragam dan dihiasi dengan indah.
Menghasilkan karya-karya benda logam berkembang pesat terutama untuk menyediakan alat-alat perang.
Kemajuan bangsa Yunani ...view middle of the document...

Dengan sistem itu, kekuasaan berada di tangan dewan rakyat. Pelaksanaan pemerintahan dilakukan oleh sembilan orang Archon yang setiap tahun diganti. Para Archon diawasi oleh Aeropagus (Mahkamah Agung) yang para anggotanya berasal dari mantan anggota Archon. Athena banyak menghasilkan para filosof yang pemikirannya sangat berpengaruh pada kehidupan manusia hingga dewasa ini
– Orang Yunani membangun hubungan dengan bangsa-bangsa lain seperti Mesir, Babylonia, dan yang lainnya, sehingga terjadi tukar-menukar pengetahuan
– Penduduk Yunani memiliki hak otonomi kemerdekaan dan kemakmuran di bidang ekonomi, sehingga mereka lebih berkonsentrasi untuk menumbuhkembangkan pengetahuan.
– Bangsa Yunani menghargai logika dan cara berpikir yang rasional.
–  Bangsa Yunani selalu terlibat aktif dalam urusan politik, ekonomi, dan sosial. Hal itu membuat mereka selalu berusaha untuk mencari pemecahan dalam setiap masalah yang muncul.

2. Sparta
 Pemerintahan Sparta didasari oleh pemerintahan yang bergaya militeristik. Pola ini diperkenalkan oleh Lycurgus tahun 625 SM. Pemerintahan dipegang oleh dua orang raja, sementara pelaksana tertinggi dipegang oleh suatu dewan yang bernama Ephor yang terdiri dari lima orang. Setiap Ephor memiliki dewan tua yang berusia lebih dari 60 tahun, yang bertugas untuk mempersiapkan UU yang diajukan kepada dewan rakyat (perwakilan dari semua warga kota). Para pemuda yang terseleksi secara fisik dan mental, dijadikan tentara. Keberadaan polis-polis di Yunani mengakibatkan mereka saling bersaing dalam memperebutkan hegemoni kekuasaan atas wilayah Yunani. Sehingga tidaklah mengherankan apabila di Yunani selalu terjadi peperangan di antara sesama polis-polis tersebut. Tetapi, datang tentara Persia...

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