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The Impact of Ancient Greece on the Modern World by Mind Map: The Impact of Ancient Greece on the Modern World
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The Impact of Ancient Greece on the Modern World

Mathematics and Philosophy

Socrates, a well known philosopher, who was feared for his radical beliefs, believed that 'absolute standards did exist for truth and justice.'

Plato was a student of Socrates with a very original view of the "perfect government system."

Aristotle was the student of Plato

Euclid was a great mathematician who opened a school of Geometry.

Archamedes invented the value of pi.

Pathagoras was given credit for the Pathagorean theorum.

Hippocrates created the idea that sickness was natural.

Architecture

The architecture in Ancient Greece was designed with tradition in mind.

The Greeks also built their buildings to represent their gods. The gods were always the center of the most important buildings.

The sports stadiums built in Greece for their Olympics are much like our own present day stadiums. (see Sports and The Olympics)

Often they were built on hills to symbolize the buildings being close to their gods.

They invented the slanted roof so that water could flow off of of their houses when it rained and not sit on their roof tops.

They incorporated statues (often of their gods) into their architecture.

The Greek Arts

The human physicality was often seen demonstrated in sculptures.

The relative expression of serenity across a human sculpture's face was sought after by artists in the Greek culture.

The Greeks invented drama and built the first theaters.

They were the inventors of what is called classical art.

Epic Poems made plays easier to write since plays were written in verse.

Sports and the Olympics

The Ancient Greeks were the inventors of the Olympics.

The Greeks valued human strength and performance.

More than human strength, competition was valued, which included not only a demonstration of human strengths, but a demonstration of human against human in sport.

They often performed nude to demonstrate the performance of the human body.

They only had five sports

They won great respect and wreaths to wear.

The suspended any war activities to have the Olympics.

Development of Democracy

Pericles was a wise and honorable statesman in Athens.

In consequence with Pericles's decision, Athens had more citizens participating in the government offices than any of the other city-states.

Only certain people were allowed to participate in Democratic activities.