Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophers
By: Jackson Spires and Gabe Williams
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Philosophers in Ancient Greece were a very important part of their culture. Philosophers were important because they came up with ideas, or theories, about pretty much everything and most wrote about their ideas. Some of the topics of the theories were metaphysics, astronomy, physics, politics, poetry, and justice.
Things Ancient Greek Philosophers Did
- They came up with questions such as, "Who are we?", "How can we be happy?", and "Does the universe have a purpose?"
- They also taught people about their theories
Famous Ancient Greek Philosophers
Socrates was an atheist. That mean's he believes there are no gods or goddesses. Socrates did not write though because he believed in the superiority of rhetoric over writing.
Plato believed that the world around us is only a shadow of reality which he referred to as the world of the forms. That basically means that there are gods and goddesses. He wrote about justice.
Aristotle believed that humans exist to achieve their own personal happiness. He wrote about logic, metaphysics, astronomy, physics, politics, and poetry.
More About Ancient Greece
Ways Ancient Greek Culture is Reflected in Today's Society
- They invented the Greek Alphabet that the people of Greece use today
- The Ancient Greeks created the Olympic Games which people still participate in today
- The Ancient Greeks were one of he first civilizations to document historical events which people still do today.
Questions and Answers
Q: Who was the first philosopher? A: Thales
Q: Who was the most important Roman philosopher? A: Varro