Greek Cultural Contributions
We see Greek influence in architecture today in important buildings. The White House, Capital Building, Supreme Court, and the Lincoln Memorial all have columns that show Greek influence.
They did have slavery in Greek for many reasons.
This is because most people, are busy working at their jobs, and were too busy to pay people to work for them so they thought it would be easier to force people to work for them instead. Most people that were in slavery were born free, and were sold into slavery by their parents because they were to poor to take care of them. About a third of the people that were living in Ancient Greece at that were slaves.
There were two major different kinds of wars in Ancient Greece, the Peleponnesian, Persian War, and the Greco-Persian War. The people that fought against each other were the Spartans, and the Athens. They both fought in the Greco-Persian Wars between the four hundred ninety-nine and four hundred fourty-nine B.C. Greek Government still influences our government today.
Athletic Competition develop in Ancient Greece because of their beliefs to honor gods. Ancient Greeks felt that athletes were very serious, that they were heroes, and they would get free meals for a year. Ancient Greek culture is reflected in today's society because we still have the Olympics.
We still see doctors use the Hippocratic Oath today. In the Hippocratic Oath the doctor swears to a multiple number of healing gods that he will not go out and share information about their patient to others. The Hippocratic Oath is one of the most known of the Greek texts. So, as you can see we got lots of Ancient sports from Greece that we still do that today.
Mythology has twelve main Olympians. Some of those are, Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Dionysos, Hephaistos, Hermes, and Poseidon. Olympian god and goddesses, could look like women and men but can change into animals and other things. So as you can see, Mythology influenced use by telling us about Olympians of god and goddesses and told us about myths, some that people still use today.