"The unexamined life is not worth living." -Socrates
This man is relevant to today, because he encouraged people to question their own character and better themselves.
Socrates was condemned to death for his beliefs. He was killed by a poison called hemlock.
Plato was greatly opposed by Socrates and Aristotle.
He is relevant, because he shows how even back then many different views of the governmental system existed.
He invented a method of arguing according to rules of logic, and applied this method to Biology, Psychology, and Physics.
He taught a 13 year old Alexander, son of King Philip of Macedonia, who would be known later as Alexander the Great.
He wrote a book called the Elements, which was a work of 465 geometry propositions that was used until the 1900s.
The famous Parthenon was based on the style and design that had been used for temples for over 200 years before., This is relative, because some of the structures used by the Ancient Greeks are still seen today in more modern buildings. You could even compare the architectural styles to important buildings in Washington D.C. (like the White House), The Parthenon was another example of the balance and proper proportions demonstrated often in architectural masterpieces and so highly valued by the Greeks. (see the Greek Arts)
The Hippodrome for example.
Such as in the Parthenon (see above)
Sculptures often depicted a rather strong male participating in an athletic sport.
This is relevant, because this helped set the standard for artists later in history. This is what people expected.
The Greeks would often put on a performance as a tribute to their gods., Women were not allowed to perform. Men would play the women roles.
This is because of their value of balance, order, and proportion.
Some of the events in Olympics that the Ancient Greeks performed are still performed today.
The strength of the human body in competition was often depicted in Greek art. (see The Greek Arts)
This 'competitive spirit' was best demonstrated in the Olympics. (see above)
Pericles increased the number of paid public officials in an effort to strengthen their democracy.
Before the Pericles increased the number of paid officials, only the wealthiest citizens could afford to hold public office, because most of the positions did not pay.
Slaves, women, and those who weren't born in Greece were not allowed to participate.