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Some Cultural Contributions of Ancient Greece Mr. Koch World History A Forest Lake High School.

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1 Some Cultural Contributions of Ancient Greece Mr. Koch World History A Forest Lake High School

2 Cultural Contributions Alphabet/Literature – Basis for our alphabet – Stories still used today – Wrote histories

3 Cultural Contributions Art/Architecture – Standards for Western civilization – Realistic art

4 Cultural Contributions

5 Democracy – Direct democracy in Athens Basis of our govt.

6 Cultural Contributions Drama – Religious festivals to Dionysus – Still performed today Comedies & Tragedies – Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes Aeschylus Sophocles

7 Cultural Contributions Medicine – Hippocrates Illness due to natural causes, not evil spirits

8 Cultural Contributions Mythology – Religion has become basis for our literature

9 Cultural Contributions Philosophy – Observation & Reason (basis for modern science) – 1 st to emphasize teaching thought Socrates – questions Plato – writings – govt. Aristotle - logic Socrates Plato Aristotle

10 Cultural Contributions Science/Math – Archimedes, Pythagoras Responsible for many theories/formulas – geometry

11 Cultural Contributions Sports/Olympics – 1 st to train for sports Were religious festivals


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