Greek Cultural Contribution
Wyatt L. Shelton
Greek architecture is known for its columns. There are three types of columns: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. Other types of Greek art include pottery, sculptures and paintings. Every city-state had a temple that was dedicated to a specific god. They went there to worship and make sacrifices. Some leaders like Pericles and Alexander the Great spread the Greek architecture throughout Europe.
We see Greek influence in architecture today in important buildings. The White House, Capitol Building, Supreme Court and the Lincoln Memorial all have columns that show Greek influence
Greek government is quite like ours, but is also quite different. Anyone can be on council by lottery and could only be on council for a year. They have a Democracy. Also Everyone can vote if you are male, white and over 18 years of age. Slavery is mostly what a buildings manual labor came from. Wars occurred when Greece was around they fought in the First Persian War and the Peloponnesian War.
They have a Direct Democracy we (the U.S.) have a Representative Democracy. Once you are 18 you can vote; if you register; you are expected to vote. Our government leaders have terms just like their council.
There are many movies and books about the heroes such as Hercules and Percy Jackson. We also still study Greek Mythology today
We still see doctors using Hippocratic Oath today. We use some discovered math skills toady like PI, Pythagoras theorem. Plus we still study geometry.
We have the Olympics. We have many of the same events like javelin, running, shot put, the long jump,and horse racing.