Golden Age of Greek
A society still impacting us today
A Thriving Time for a Thriving City
Excelling Areas of Ancient Greece
Greece was a society dominated by religion, so much that temples were built magnificently large and beautiful to worship the various gods and show respect to political matters. Several styles came out of this, three being doric, ionic, and corinthian. Sculptures made during this time period are known to be the best made throughout history. Modern artists still imitate the work to this day
In 507 B.C. the political form called "demokratia" or "rule by the people" was introduced to the people of ancient Greece. It was the closest form of democracy and political freedom the world had seen until that point. Yes who had control of the government was limited to only men above 18 years of age who are citizens, but for the first time in ancient history people had a say in their government. This helped form the democracy we use in the U.S.A. today.
Ancient Greek philosophy shaped the philosophy for most of the western culture. Greek philosophers broke away from the mythological approach and tried to explain the world with evidence and reasoning. Their quest was to identify underlying principles. Socrates, Plato, and Astristotle focused their attention on the role of us as humans than on the role of the material world, which is very uncommon for the time, hence why they are so known.