Lindsey Swidergal Period 7 October 29, 2010 The Greeks Impact on Western Civilization More than thousands of years ago the Greeks made advancements that have affected our society today. Art had affected this by the building of sculptures, different architecture, the beginning of drama, and literature. In math, different solutions were created that we still use in present day. Through philosophy, people came with new ideas of thinking and understanding, Democracy made the society have freedom and increase in advancements. The ancient Greeks contributed philosophy, art, math, and democracy to Western Civilization.
The ancient Geeks had a significant impact on the western civilization. Ancient Greek culture can be seen all over the world. In the fields of art, architecture philosophy, math and drama. One Greek who made contributions to philosophy was Socrates. He believed in the Socratic Method he stated people should question the world around him.
The key points in chapter 2 are the Greek Dark Ages, the Archaic Era, and the Classical Era that define the development of the Greek culture in western civilizations. The idea of ethical monotheism and they believe in rational or scientific inquiry from the Greeks are the two main concepts that provide the foundations of Western thoughts and beliefs. The Greek origin originated from the Minoans and Mycenaean’s civilizations. The Minoans developed mythology in the struggles of Greeks Heroes between arête and hubris. Arête represents the individual competition to achieve excellence in culture.
Reflective Statement Work: Zorba The Greek Author: Nikos Kazantzakis Question- How was your understanding of contextual and culture consideration of the work developed throughout the interactive oral? Zorba the Greek, written in 1946 by Greek philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis, is a rich and powerful novel following the adventures of the un-named ‘narrator’ and his new acquaintance, Alexis Zorba during the 1920's on the small island of Crete. Throughout the course of the Second Interactive oral, cultural and contextual understanding of Greek culture was discussed, and my understanding of certain prominent aspects about/in the book, such as; Philosophy, Buddhism and Technique used by the author grew. During the Second interactive oral aspects relating to philosophy were mainly discussed. The aspect of Philosophy helps to define each character which makes the novel even more captivating to the reader, thus acting as an epicentre of the whole novel.
the oral argument. He explains that both methods have different ways of communicating ideas to an audience, speech as the notable form in ancient Greece, where only philosophers were basically allowed an opinion on a subject. And writing as a new media where it can be directed to a certain audience instead of everybody and it can help lessen miscommunication. It does come across that Socrates prefers one, speech, over the other but regardless in today’s time written arguments is the more popular media. As stated above many of the rhetoric tools that we use today was also used back in Socrates time.
A History of Ancient Greece Legacy Author: Robert Guisepi Date: 1998 A Vital Legacy The final complexity in dealing with classical Greece (and then Rome) involves its relationship to us - to contemporary residents of North America. For most Americans, Greece constitutes the first phase of "our own" classical past. The framers of the Constitution of the United States were intensely conscious of Greek precedents. Designers of public buildings in the United States have dutifully copied Greek and Roman models. Plato and Aristotle continue to be thought of as founders of our philosophical tradition, skillful teachers still imitate the Socratic Method in seeking dialogues with students, and reliance on scientific methods of inquiry
2. Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War opens with a long digression on the early history of Greece. Why do you think Thucydides includes this? Can you extract any themes that might be relevant to the work as a whole? How does this introduction compare to the way Herodotus begins his history of the Persian Wars?
The Greeks had the distinction of populating Southern Italy at the beginning of the Kingdom of Rome, and were later subject to conquest on both the home peninsula and Aegea. As the Romans had done with Etruscan culture, they adopted Greek customs as time progressed. It is important to keep in mind that the post-Alexandrian conquest Mediterranean was dominated by Hellenism, and cities such as Athens and Alexandria had given birth to an enormous cultural hegemony. The first and most obvious influence upon Roman culture lie in art. Though the Etruscans made Roma a metropolis, the Romans themselves adopted Greek artistic customs instead.
It is during this era that Malachi becomes a prophet and then the Jewish language, the Hebrew is being replaced by Aramaic in 390 BC. The Golden Age, had many great philosophers, but one of them, Socrates, was unfortunately condemned to death by the Athenian jury. Nonetheless, a new great philosopher is being born in 384 BC, Aristotle; and Plato writes his most famous book, The Republic, in 370 BC. The Persian empire has a defeat, by Alexander the Great, in 330 BC. Then a great accomplishment is being made by the Romans, when they build the first paved road, the “Appian Way” going from Rome to
Reflecting on Euthyphro Juanita Young PHI 200 Mind and Machine Instructor Christine Nortz March 25, 2013 Reflecting on Euthyphro After reading Euthyphro by Plato, I was very intrigued as to how the initial idea of the story was so similar to that of situations still occurring in the world today. This story is based on situations that took place between two philosophers of the Greek and Roman times, Euthyphro and Socrates. Socrates seemed quite the skeptic in this story, constantly looking for answers to questions and actions of Euthyphro that he needed justification for. The reason Socrates wanted justified answers to his questions toward Euthyphro is what I’ll be discussing in this paper. I would also like to discuss the concept of how the topic of holiness emerged in the dialogue and why it plays a major role in the initial conversation between Socrates and Euthyphro.