Greek Cultural Contributions
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.
We see Greek influence in government today. We also have a democracy where people can vote. To participate in government today we have to be 18 years old. Also in our government today we have term limits. Presidents change every 4 years and they can only run twice.
We see Greek influence in mythology today. We have books that have Greek mythology influences in them like the Percy Jackson book series. Also there are movies that have Greek mythology influences in them like the movie Hercules. We still study Greek mythology today.
We see Greek philosophy today. We still see doctors using the Hippocratic Oath. We use some math skills today, like PI, Pythagorean theorem, and we still study geometry.
We see Greek sports influences today. We still have the Olympics. We have many of the same events that they had in Ancient Greece like: javelin, running, shot put, and long jump. Also at county fairs we see horse racing.