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    Posted by Emeli on June 26, 2024 at 12:09 pm

    Who were the ancient Greeks, and what were some of their achievements?

    Pavini replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Pavini

    June 26, 2024 at 12:54 pm
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    The ancient Greeks were a civilization that flourished in the Mediterranean region from around the 8th century BCE to the 6th century BCE. Here are some of their key achievements:

    Philosophy and Intellectual Thought:

    • The ancient Greeks made groundbreaking advancements in philosophy, producing influential thinkers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. They laid the foundations for Western philosophical traditions.
    • They also made important contributions to the fields of mathematics, astronomy, and early science, with figures like Pythagoras, Archimedes, and Ptolemy.

    Art and Architecture:

    • Ancient Greek art is renowned for its beauty, proportion, and naturalism. Major artistic achievements include classical sculpture, vase painting, and monumental temple architecture.
    • Iconic examples include the Parthenon in Athens, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, and the Acropolis of Athens.

    Literature and Theater:

    • The ancient Greeks produced seminal literary works such as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes.
    • Greek theater, with its use of masks, chorus, and dramatic structure, had a profound influence on later Western drama.

    Government and Politics:

    • Athens is credited with developing one of the earliest democratic systems of government, with citizens participating directly in political decision-making.
    • The Greeks also pioneered concepts of citizenship, civic duty, and the rule of law that would shape later Western political thought.

    Influence on Western Civilization:

    • The legacy of ancient Greek civilization is immense, as many of their ideas, achievements, and cultural traditions have had a lasting impact on the development of Western civilization.

    In summary, the ancient Greeks made groundbreaking contributions to fields ranging from philosophy and science to art and literature, laying the foundations for much of Western thought and culture.

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