- Attention Getting Device: Among the most famed and glorious regions in the world, Athens stands out being one of its kind. This is because of its historical magnificence that is evident to date. According to numerous historical scholars, Athens’ capital acts as the birthplace of both world’s civilization and democracy. These two aspects took place in Greece before spreading to other regions globally due to mingling of people while undertaking their respective commercial and other activities. The location of this state is in the prefecture of Attica extending to peninsula and central Greece (Marshall Cavendish Corporation 1453). The Athens’ location compared to other states in the same continental region enjoys moderate winter sessions but heightened hot seasons, hence possessing best climate in Europe (Marshall Cavendish Corporation 1453
- Point: In this essay, I intend to highlight varied aspects concerning Athens, Greece and what makes it famous not only in the past but also currently.
- Adaptation: To date, numerous regions in the world have attracted tourists’ attention and admiration due to their magnificence scenes but have not surpassed Athens, Greece because of its civilization and other historical sites.
- Credibility: In relaying the required information to support varied aspects in this study, I have conducted adequate research whereby I will outline each argument besides backing them with relevant, valid and reliable sources.
- Enumerated Preview: This research seeks to highlight varied aspects and some of remarkable sites that have prompted Athens, Greece to be a preferred region by numerous tourists and as a reference by historical scholars as the birthplace of democracy as well as civilization.
Transition: Athens stands out globally as a remarkable state not only as civilization and democracy’s birthplace but also as a source of ancient philosophy, which has extent to other global regions.
- Athens acts as Europe’s historical capital comprising of the most ancient and celebrated structures dating back to Neolithic age (Keridis 19).
- Some of these astonishing structures include Acropolis monuments (one of the globe’s seventh wonder), Partheon, Areios Pagos and Olympian Zeus Temple (Sacks, Oswyn & Lisa 43).
- Athens’ numerous historical sites characterizing the entire state attract innumerable tourists who not only come to view Athens’ fascinating regions but also study.
- Study in this case is mostly for historical students intending to write academic theses concerning civilization and how the region contributed to the current democracy and philosophy.
- This is because Athens similar to other few states like Egypt has traces of earliest regimes and how these earliest conquerors used to manage their states as well as the place of religion in the then society.
- Religion besides some myths during then administrations played a significant role in “expounding” certain region’s mysteries, for instance, weather alterations.
- Greeks deemed gods and goddesses had the power to makes their lives easy not only in this mortal world but once they were dead.
- Athena almost assuming the name of the state acted a goddess of war and wisdom who also protected Athens (Budin 257).
Transition: Historically, Athens stands out as a fascinating region not only in Europe but also globally, which has prompted numerous people especially upcoming scholars aspire in their lives to visit this place.
- Compared to other regions in Europe, Athens’ climate is very enjoyable and bearable due to its milder winter periods that favor outdoor activities (Marshall Cavendish Corporation 1453).
- Numerous people globally prefer visiting Athens to view its intriguing historical places as well as newlyweds choosing the region for their honeymoons.
- Temperatures in this region are high during summer and lowest in winter but incomparable to extreme degrees in other parts of Europe except Moscow (Hoornweg 186).
- The mystery about weather and its varied changes has a long account in Athens there earlier its alterations people deemed gods used to influence it contrary to the present day whereby experts are capable of using advanced technology to determine as well as predict its variance. Greeks deemed alterations of weather was due to actions of gods whereby each had entirely unique influence to impact a varying and significant outcome (Allaby 177).
- To date, structure representing Athens’ religion include The Tower of The Winds (used to tell Greeks what to expect) and Pantheon (Allaby 178).
- However, these structures are currently in ruins and do not serve that ancient purpose but as sites meant to trace humanity’s quest in unveiling mystery behind weather’s phenomenal changes.
Transition: Athens’ winter seasons are milder compared to other regions in the same continental though temperatures are extremely high.
- Intellectually, Athens due to the then state of favorable political climate and democracy enhanced scholarly work that has extended even up to date.
- Numerous ancient and current renowned philosophers or intellectuals cite Greek’s institutions as sources of most outstanding information for scholarly works (Sacks, Oswyn & Lisa xii).
- Athens for ages has exhibited a remarkable advancement in terms of philosophy and wisdom, which is still evident to date.
- Numerous institutions globally currently make plans for their graduates to tour the state with intention of acquiring more knowledge at hand, for instance, archeologists and philosophers.
- Based on 2010 census, Athens’ population totals to about 752,941 though compared to other regions is very dynamic.
- Studies cite the state of dynamism is due to myriad of tourists and other people especially upcoming scholars visiting Athens.
- In earlier Greece, population comprised of two categories, which were slaves and free people. The latter were of Athenian origin whereas the former war captives.
Transition: Athens besides famed by global scholars as source of philosophical information due to persistent democracy and good political climate, its state of population is dynamic.
- Summary: Athens, Greece besides its remarkable historical sites that fascinate numerous global tourists who visit the state, it acts as an ancient source of renowned philosopher’s wisdom. This is evident in numerous historical documents authored by varied scholars globally. Currently, institutions usually make arrangements for their graduate students to visit Athens not only as tourists but also as upcoming scholars with the intention of attaining more information. This is especially when doing research on varied theses essential in their respective academic performance. Apart from favorable political democracy that has prompted to the advancement of scholarly works in Athens, the state boasts of milder climatic conditions compared to the entire European region (Hoornweg 186).
- Concluding Device: Athens’ fascinating sites and rich civilization has prompted numerous people preferring it to visit the region not only for studies but also for leisure purposes.
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Keridis, Dimitris. Historical Dictionary of Modern Greece. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2009. Print.
Marshall Cavendish Corporation. World and Its Peoples. New York: Marshall Cavendish Reference, 2010. Print.
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