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

- Most wrote about their thoughts

- 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

More About Ancient Greece

Ways Ancient Greek Culture is Reflected in Today's Society

- Ancient Greeks invented the democracy and freedom of speech. Today, Greece's government is a democracy and the citizens have freedom of speech

- 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: How was Socrates executed? A: He drank a cup of poison

Q: Who was the first philosopher? A: Thales

Q: Who was the most important Roman philosopher? A: Varro

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