Greek Golden Age!

Democracy, Science, Philosophy, Literature, Military, Math.

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece, consisted of city-states, the most influential city-state was Athens, which is often considered the birthplace of many elements of modern Western culture.

The City State of Athens

The city-state of Athens was the birthplace of many magnificent ideas. Ancient Athenians were smart, thoughtful people who enjoyed the systematic study of subjects such as science, philosophy, and history, Athletics are a large part of their life's.



The City State Of Sparta

Life in Sparta was vastly different from life in Athens. Located in the southern part of Greece on the Peloponnisos peninsula, the city-state of Sparta developed a militaristic society ruled by two kings and an small group that exercised political control.



Socrates

470/469 BC โ€“ 399 BC- was a classical Greek Athenian Philosopher who is credited as one of the founders of Western Philosophy!


Democracyโœ’๏ธ

Greek leaders such as Solon and Pericles put in place laws and changed government structures toward a more democratic practice. Solon introduced economic reform to forgive the debts of the lower classes, therefore providing some much-needed economic equality.


Philosophy

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are the three greatest philosophers of the Golden Age of Greece.

Socrates, considered one of the most important and influential philosophers in history, was known for his non-traditional teaching methods and his use of questioning to help reveal the underlying assumptions of his students.

Plato

Plato was a student of Socrates and a teacher ofAristotle. His writings explored justice, and equality and also contained discussions in aesthetics, political philosophy, theology, cosmology, epistemology and the philosophy of language.


Aristotle


Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle was born circa 384 B.C. in Stagira, Greece. When he turned 17, he enrolled in Platoโ€™s Academy. In 338, he began tutoring Alexander the Great. In 335, Aristotle founded his own school, the Lyceum, in Athens, where he spent most of the rest of his life studying, teaching and writing. Aristotle died in 322 B.C.





Art๐Ÿ—ฟ

The most significant advances in art during the Greek Golden Age were in sculpture, architecture and pottery. Greek sculpture during this time moved from a rigid, unnatural form to more realistic and natural human forms.