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  1. Studying pre-Babylonian Mesopotamia, Thorkild Jacobsen used Sumerian epic, myth, and historical records to identify what he has called primitive democracy.By this, Jacobsen means a government in which ultimate power rests with the mass of free (non-slave) male citizens, although "the various functions of government are as yet little specialised [and] the power structure is loose".

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    Democracy (From Ancient Greek: δημοκρατία, romanized: dēmokratía, dēmos 'people' and kratos 'rule') is a form of government in which the people have the authority to deliberate and decide legislation ("direct democracy"), or to choose governing officials to do so ("representative democracy").

  3. Sep 06, 2010 · 1. The Scope of Ancient Political Philosophy. We find the etymological origins of two key terms in the title of this article, “political” and “philosophy”, in ancient Greek: the former originally pertaining to the polis or city-state; the latter being the practice of a particular kind of inquiry conceived literally as the “love of wisdom” (philosophia).

  4. Existentialism. Existentialism is a catch-all term for those philosophers who consider the nature of the human condition as a key philosophical problem and who share the view that this problem is best addressed through ontology. This very broad definition will be clarified by discussing seven key themes that existentialist thinkers address.

  5. Sep 06, 2021 · Acts 16:6-7 Troy and Troas - “The Tale of Two Cities and Their Impact on Civilization” - Allen Ross We have begun a tour of the lands of the Bible that began in Istanbul and will move across Turkey through the cities of the New Testament into Syria, to Aleppo and Damascus, and then south into Jordan.

  6. Before reading Walter Isaacson’s biography, I knew of Leonardo Da Vinci as a great Italian painter during the renaissance period who painted the Mona Lisa, probably the most famous painting in the world. I was also aware that he made several scientific discoveries, but I would be hard pressed to name a specific discovery he made.

  7. James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk was a male Human Starfleet officer who lived during the 23rd century. His time in Starfleet, made Kirk arguably one of the most famous and sometimes infamous starship captains in Starfleet history. The highly decorated Kirk served as the commanding officer of the Constitution-class starships USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A, where he served Federation interests as ...

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