History7 Lesson 5 Essay

The Greeks had made some important contributions to philosophy, astronomy, mathematics, and medicine. One of the most important things in Ancient Greek philosophy was to think logically and ask questions. Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates are the most famous philosophers of Ancient Greece. 

Socrates’ most contributable part in philosophy was the ability to argue a point very well. The Socratic method is to ask questions to get a conclusion. The ancient Greeks were the very first people to study the sky and understand astronomy. They discovered the Earth was a sphere and it wasn’t flat. They also contributed to geometry through proving their ideas in mathematical terms. The Ancients Greeks sight of medicine included a healthy mind and body. The most important medical figure of Ancient Greece was Hippocrates. He is known as the father of medicine. The Hippocratic Oath is based off of his name. In short, it means doctors will use medicine to help and to not harm. It is used in most medical schools. 

They were known for their sculpture and architecture. The Parthenon is the most famous example of Greek architecture. The Greeks liked to used tall columns and intricate detail in their architecture. 

The Greek culture influenced others like Rome. The Greek civilization was established in the 8th Century BC. Greece is located in Europe, along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Greece helped other civilizations become successful. Greece’s capital is Athens. The Dorians settled in Greece in 1200 BC. Their arrival marked the beginning of the Dark Ages which lasted about 400 years. Athens is Greece’s capital. 

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