Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece, had a lot of particular contributions as far as to today’s Western Civilization. In fact, quite a few things of theirs affect our Western Civilization in many ways. As far as contributions, they helped shape our arts, philosophy, drama, science, and architecture. There were many single-handed influencers such as, Aristotle, Sophocles, Euclid, Hippocrates, and Socrates. All of these people had either done something or had some type of influence on Western Civilization, but first on the list is Socrates.
Socrates was a Greek philosopher. He was most known for encouraging and teaching students to examine their most closely held beliefs. In the quote from Socrates, who lived from around 470 to around 339b.c. states, “The unexamined life is not worth living”. In this quote he suggests that the unthought over life is just simply not worth it. If you don’t ask yourself questions or wonder, then what is the overall point. Thus, creating people not just in Greece or the United States, but the whole world, to wonder a bit more.
Another very helpful Greek philosopher was Hippocrates. He created a very powerful oath, and he lived from about 460 to around 377b.c, and his oath stating “I will follow that treatment which, according to my ability and judgment, I will consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is harmful. I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such advice”. Hippocrates was a Greek doctor who vowed to never give or provide lethal medication to a patient, whether or not if they wanted it. He was a person attempting to save people’s lives. This effected the United States a lot by allowing other doctors and scientist to find another solution, medicine wise, rather than just hand someone a pill that could potentially be lethal.
“Proposition 15, THEOREM: If two straight lines cut one another, the vertical, or opposite, angles shall be equal.”, is an excerpt from the Elements, written by Euclid in about 300B.C. and he died in 285B.C.. Euclid was a very smart Greek mathematician, he was evened nicked named “The founder of geometry”. He was able to figure out what would happen when two lines cross each other than the opposite angle will be equal. This was a big footstep for mathematicians all over the world. Discovering a building a foundation for the future of math and geometry.


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