The Legacy of Greece

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The Legacy of Greece by Mind Map: The Legacy of Greece

1. Culture

1.1. Philosophy: The search of truth and wisdom.

1.1.1. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle were important philosophers

1.2. Polytheism: The belief or worship of multiple gods

1.2.1. Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter are some of many worshiped gods.

1.3. Sports: Greeks celebrated the Olympics to honor Zeus.

1.3.1. Some events were running, wrestling, discus, and javelin throw.

1.4. Leisure: Greek culture was very focused on "hobbies" and things not commonly don't in other cultures.

1.4.1. Many Greeks painted or sculpted, or wrote plays.

2. Arts

2.1. Drama: a play for theater

2.1.1. The  Charition mime is an ancient Greek theater play.

2.2. Painting: the process or art of using paint, in a picture, as a protective coating, or as decoration.

2.2.1. Painting was very popular and used for decoration of pottery and architecture.

2.3. Sculpting: create or represent (something) by carving, casting, or other shaping techniques.

2.3.1. Myron, Phidias, Polyclitus, Praxiteles, Scopas, and Lysippus are six of the most famous Greek sculptors.

2.4. Pottery: pots, dishes, and other articles made of earthenware or baked clay. Pottery can be broadly divided into earthenware, porcelain, and stoneware.

2.4.1. Pottery was a very sought after skill and pots were very useful to Greek people. They were also a very decorative object.

3. Government

3.1. Oligarchy: Form of government where power rests in a small number of people.

3.1.1. Greece was an Oligarchy from 1100 B.C. to about 600 B.C.

3.2. Monarchy: A form of government with a monarch at the head.

3.2.1. Greece was a Monarchy between 2000 and 1100 B.C.

3.3. Tyrannies: A form of government where a tyrant takes control of an existing government.

3.3.1. The first Tyrants began invading in about 600 B.C.

3.4. Democracy:a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

3.4.1. The first Greek Democracy was made in 500 B.C.

4. Science and Technology

4.1. Architecture: the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings.

4.1.1. Ancient Greek architecture is very unique and Greece is home to some of the most famous building such as the Parthenon

4.2. Mathematics: the abstract science of number, quantity, and space.

4.2.1. Ancient Greek was home to many mathematicians including Euclid who developed the Pythagorean theorem.

4.3. Astronomy: the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole.

4.3.1. Ancient Greeks created the first telescope and were the first to study space.

4.4. Medicine: the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease

4.4.1. Ancient Greece was home to "the father of modern medicine", Hippocrates. He developed the first medical school.