By: Madisyn Carmichael
They used to think that getting sick was a punishment from the gods., The Greeks who found a cure for the illness were eventually called Hippocrates ( “the father of modern medicine”) and the people today who want to become doctors take the Hippocratic Oath.
The Greeks understanding of the human body was very limited at the time. They didn't have as much knowledge of the human body as we do today. But, during the Golden age of Greece their knowledge of the human body was stronger. They had started writing down symptoms that the illness caused rather than blame the gods for the sickness. They still were limited to figuring out more about the human body because they never cut open a body to see how it worked because they thought it would offend the gods. But many centuries after that, medical students could be able to name organs in the human body.
The Greeks loved reasoning they had always looked for answers/explanations for nature. They usually found all of their answers in mathematics. Pythagoras believed that numbers were the key to understanding nature. Euclid was another mathematician
he made a geometry textbook that had lasted for over 2,000 years.
The word architecture comes from a Greek word meaning “master builder” they built temples, columns, roofs, and most buildings.They studied the decorated bands called friezes. We still use their type of building style today with government buildings, schools, churches, libraries, museums, and sometimes houses. Homes with porches comes from the Greek stoa, meaning a covered line of columns. there are three types of columns Doric, ionic, and Corinthian but today we usually only use the Doric columns.
The Olympics were originally for the Greek god Zeus. The first Olympic games were held in 776 B.C.E.They are similar to our Olympic games because we they used to light a fire in the middle of the arena of the opening ceremony but we mostly do fireworks and the national anthem for our Olympics today.
Our government came from the Greeks, the Democracy came from Athens. the practice of having citizens serve on juries also began in Greece. Our modern day democracy is a lot different than it was back then in Athens everyone they debated on every issue today we leave it to our president to decide.
Greeks believed in many gods. They also thought the gods were the reason for the weather and the things that happened to them. If they didn't understand the world they would be told myths to help their understanding of the world they all believed the myths and thought they were true.