Greek Cultural Contribuions

Anthony Thomas Costilla


Greek architecture is known for its columns. there are three types of columns. Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. Other types of Greek art include pottery, sculptors and paintings. Every city-state had a temples that was dedicated to a specific God. they want to there to worship and sacrifices. Some leaders like Pericles and Alexander the Great spread the Greek architecture throughout Europe .

We see Greek influence in architecture today in important

We see these in the White House and Capital buildings.


Greeks had a Direct Democracy like the USA the Greeks had first Democracy . People in Ancient Greek was allowed to vote at the age of eighteen the Greeks citizens were expected to vote. After a year the ruler was taken out of office and a new ruler had to be choice from a hat like lottery. Also Greeks had slavery like most counties did. The wars that occurred were the Persian war.


The people who could play the sports were free men who spoke Greek. The sports they played were Long Jump Short Put, Javelin, Boxing, Wrestling, Horse Racing, and Discus. The people that watched the sports were unmarried women and Government Officials and Kings and Greek man also gods. The sports started to please the Gods or honor the Gods. If a person win a game he will get a year of free meals. Also build statures of them. Which will have parades for them. The great Olympics came from Greek.


Ancient Greek told there story's from seasons to mother nature actions like storms. examples of Greek heroes are Hercules, Achilles and Atalanta. The Greeks had Gods like Aries the God of war favorite. Also Apollo the God of light and sun another is Hades the God of the Under World last but not least Zeus the God of thunder and lighting. Still to this day we see myths and movies from the Greeks.


The Greeks write The Repubic from Plato. The Greeks Government were scared of the Philosophers because they would question the Greeks Government. The Greeks Philosophers would try to answer questions about what is live. Also what is Government. The Greeks had Doctors that would try to find medicines for Greek people.

The Ancient Greeks Doctors had oaths that stated they had to do every thing in there power to care there patients and to make it a secret and make it a province. Still to this day the Americans Doctors have to say this Oath to become a Doctor.