· Why do you think the competitive nature of the Greeks was so important for their success as a people and culture? I believe that the competitive nature of the Greeks was so important because It was all or nothing. They gave no second prizes if you lost you lost. There were bragging rights and in this culture if you won you pretty much placed on a pedestal. This competitive nature was embedded within the culture.
· What are some of the advantages of being very competitive? Some advantages of being very competitive is that you always are going to get the oppositions best output. I say this because through being competitive your going to put out your best work and so is the person you are going against and as a community that only makes things better. For example two competitive farmers are going to battle it out to have the best crops. Two people in the Olympics competing creates a good show.
· Greece was very small compared to all her neighbors (like Persia and Egypt) so why was being competitive a big advantage for Greece? By Greece being so small but being competitive it gives of an intimidation factor. It shows that Greece is not going to back down and are up for any challenge because they are competitive.