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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #195 on: June 18, 2019, 09:53:45 pm »
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is this referring to ekklesia as the elders? : According to Plato, its combination with the kings’ arrogant rule, and the right to an equal vote on the most important matters, produced security and at the same time sound sense... by placing the office of the Elders in the middle as a kind of ballast, and thus striking a balance, it found the safest arrangement and organisation, with the twenty-eight Elders always siding with the kings when it was a matter of resisting democracy, yet in turn reinforcing the people against the development of tyranny.” (Plutarch, Life of Lycurgus, 5)

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I'm pretty sure Plutarch is referring to the Gerousia in this quote.

The gerousia were the council of elders that were made up of 28 men over 60 years old, as well as the 2 Spartan kings. They were elected for life by the citizens of the assembly (the ekklesia). They had wide judicial power in serious criminal cases such as death, exile or disgrace. They could frame the wording of legislation and proposed laws that would be approved/rejected by the Ekklesia. They could veto any decision of the apella/general assembly and could also put the kings on trials.

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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #196 on: June 23, 2019, 08:37:11 pm »
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Hey Guys! I needed a specific quote realting to what my teacher means here for governmental roles in sparta: You could also explain the impact of the gerousia having old men only- there is quote that detailed that age can effect the body AND the mind- not always good.

But i can't find it? If someone knows what quote this refers to please do not hesitate to quote my back with the quote:)
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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #197 on: June 23, 2019, 09:00:01 pm »
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Hey Guys! I needed a specific quote realting to what my teacher means here for governmental roles in sparta: You could also explain the impact of the gerousia having old men only- there is quote that detailed that age can effect the body AND the mind- not always good.

But i can't find it? If someone knows what quote this refers to please do not hesitate to quote my back with the quote:)
thanks,
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Hey,
I found the quote!! Aristotle says that “the mind, like the body, is subject to old age”.

Hope this helps!! :)
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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #198 on: June 24, 2019, 08:17:06 am »
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Hey,
I found the quote!! Aristotle says that “the mind, like the body, is subject to old age”.

Hope this helps!! :)

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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #199 on: June 24, 2019, 06:17:54 pm »
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Hey,
I found the quote!! Aristotle says that “the mind, like the body, is subject to old age”.

Hope this helps!! :)

Quick question but how would I decode this quote in reference to gerousia ?
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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #200 on: June 24, 2019, 06:30:46 pm »
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Quick question but how would I decode this quote in reference to gerousia ?
The gerousia were elected for life and Aristotle doubts whether they should be (elected for life/while they are really old) as they determine important judicial trials and legislation. He beleives that their mind and ability to determine trials/laws can deteriorate as they age and may not be as strong as when they were first elected.

Hope this helps!! :)
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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #201 on: June 24, 2019, 07:09:16 pm »
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The gerousia were elected for life and Aristotle doubts whether they should be (elected for life/while they are really old) as they determine important judicial trials and legislation. He beleives that their mind and ability to determine trials/laws can deteriorate as they age and may not be as strong as when they were first elected.

Hope this helps!! :)
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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #202 on: July 07, 2019, 06:45:26 pm »
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Guys can someone help me decode this quote please? this is in relation to the greek world 500 - 440 BC : ‘ It was easier to deceive 30 000 athenians than one spartan’
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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #203 on: July 22, 2019, 06:44:08 pm »
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Hello,

Does anyone have a generic plan for the Mithridatic/Parthian Wars dot-point on the Fall of the Roman Republic section?

Thanks a lot!  :D

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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #204 on: July 22, 2019, 07:10:05 pm »
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Hello,

Does anyone have a generic plan for the Mithridatic/Parthian Wars dot-point on the Fall of the Roman Republic section?

Thanks a lot!  :D
Hey,
I didn't study this this option, but have you checked out these notes.

Hope they help :)
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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #205 on: August 07, 2019, 08:28:30 am »
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Guys how many significant sites should you revise for Sparta to the battle of leuctra?
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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #206 on: August 07, 2019, 07:43:51 pm »
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Guys how many significant sites should you revise for Sparta to the battle of leuctra?
Hey,
I think I had 2 or 3 pieces of evidence for the significant sites dot point.

Its easier if you try to have evidence that overlaps with several of the dot points so you need to try to memorise as much for the exams.

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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #207 on: August 19, 2019, 05:25:03 pm »
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How do you write a paragraph describing the heretic or revolution of Akhenaten anyone? I mean Assess the impact of Akhenaten’s religious reforms.

anyone?
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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #208 on: August 19, 2019, 10:19:32 pm »
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Guys who have done the Persian wars 500-440 BC how did you revise for events but at the same time keep in mind greek victory and Persian imperialism? any tips?  :'(

It's best just to study the Persian Wars in order. Split them in two categories: the first and second invasions. The first invasion included Marathon on its own. The second one included Thermopylae, Artemisium, Salamis, Plataea and Mycale. Best to note who actually won each battles and which significant individuals actually led their team to victory/failure.

As for Persian imperialism- most of the origins are well before 500BC (outside your topic limits since the case study is only between 500BC to 440BC) The Persians were powerful between the 6th and 4th century. The first 3 satrapies were established by Cyrus the Great in west Asia minor (modern day Turkey). The most important thing to note in regards to Persian imperialism (that's actually relevant in the 500BC-440BC period) is the Ionian Revolt, which was one of the triggers for the Greco-Persian wars.
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Re: HSC Ancient History Question Thread
« Reply #209 on: September 12, 2019, 03:01:50 pm »
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So I have two questions (well, one is closer to a clarification) regarding the use of sources in our longer responses. I guess these will also apply for Modern History, but Ancient is the one I'm focusing the most on so I'm posting it here.

The first, is it possible to get away without memorising direct quotes? I know the information we gained from ancient historians such as Plutarch and Tacitus, and I know the perspectives of some modern historians like Thomas Wiedemann, but I'm bad with direct quotes and would rather focus on memorising the stances of a wide variety of historians than spend time memorising quotes from them that I might never use if they don't apply to the question. I did some search on google for this, but wanted to clarify that things haven't changed with the new HSC.

The second, if I'm sourcing a more obscure historian would I need to cite their work to aid the markers? For example, Chris Thomas has discussed how Claudius may have upgraded the army's weapons and equipment in an article on JSTOR, but I have trouble finding anything else about him (even when I google 'Chris Thomas historian') and I fear that it would like I'm just making stuff up if I sourced someone like him. So in cases like these would I need to memorise the article as well as a reference, or should I be fine to just list his name and continue researching other things?
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