Greek Cultural Contributions

Isaac Head

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 painting. Every city-state had a temple that was dedicated to a specific god. They went to worship and make sacrifices. Some leaders like Pericles and Alexander the great the Greek architecture throughout Europe.

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

Government

Greece had a direct democracy witch means that every one could vote. The leaders where and only can be white males that were over the age of 18. They changed there leaders every year. They also had slavery but you had to be born into slavery to be a slave. Some of the big wars they fought were the Peleponnesian and Persian war.

We see Greek influence in are government because they had a democracy and we do to. In America every one over the age of 18 can vote.

sports

Greeks are known for the Olympics. In Greece only free men were only allowed to play sports. Some of the sports they played are boxing, chariot racing, wrestling, running. Men and unmarried women were aloud to watch sports. The Greeks were the first people to do the Olympics. The winners had statures of them.

We see Greek influence in the sports that we play and we still participate in the Olympics.

Philosophy

Greek was know for it Philosophy. Some people involved in philosophy are Thales, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Some of the things people in Greece discovered are geometry and the Hippocratic Oath. An important book the Greeks had was called The Republic and it was wrote by Plato. Important things Greek philosophers tried to under stand are medicine, universe, and the purpose of life.

Some things we still see in america are that we still see doctors using the Hippocratic Oath, we still us math and geometries.

Mythology

The Greeks used stories and myths to explain the unexplained. They also believed in heroes such as Hercules and Achilles. They believed in Greek mythology. Some of the gods they believed in are Zeus, Hades, Posiden, Aphrodite, Artemis, and Athena. A famous person from Greece is Holmes Asop.

We see Greek influence because we still study mythology and we still tell myths. Also some people still worship Greek mythology.