Greek Cultural Countributions

Misti Klopfenstin

Architecture

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 pacific god.They went there to worship and make sacrifices.Some leaders like Pericles and Alexander the grate spread the Greek architecture throughout Europe.

We see Greek influence in architecture today in in important buildings .The white house, Capitol state buildings, supreme court, and the Lincoln Memorial all have columns that show Greek influence.

Government

They had a Direct Democracy where everyone could voice there opinion and vote on laws. A council was chosen by the lottery (pull names out of a hat) and were limited to 1 year.They had to be 18 to vote,and if the were males and over 18 they were expected to vote.

There are three main things that the US and Ancient Greece have in common.#1 We both got to be 18 to vote.#2 We both have a democracy,and #3 We are term limits.

Sports

Sports in Ancient Greece only men could play. They played javelin, discus, wrestling, chariot racing, and boxing.They were heroes and statues made of them, parades, and had free meals for a year.Women couldn't play but could watch if they were unmarried. Men could also watch. they did it to honer the gods.The things that today's and back then were the Olympics and some same sports.

Mythology

The characters in the story explained the natural occurrence. Some gods are Odysseus, Perseus, and Achilles. Hercules is still well known for today. We still study mythology today. There are movies about gods today such as Hercules and Percy Jackson.

Philosophy

There were many philosophers in Ancient Greece .There are eight main philosophers Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Archimedes, and Herodotus. Plato one of the most famous philosophers wrote -the Republic /Aristotle.

Archimedes invented Pie, and now we have a national pie day.

We still have a lot in common with Greece today.We use the same math skills and still studies geometry.