The Ancient Greece culture has made many contributions to western civilization. The ancient Greeks affected art, government, sports, and philosophy. Here's a painting of "The Rape Of Proserpina" by an Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini during ancient Greece. The Greek culture has had a very profound impact on the way people live nowadays. Aristarchus, an Athens astronomer, discovered that the Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the sun. Greek also started the Olympics.