Ancient Greece: Western Civilization

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Ancient Greece influenced our western civilization in many ways. It produced philosophers, scientist, mathematicians, artists, writers and architects in our civilization. As Americans we have learned and took on many things from the Greeks. Greeks were one of the most advanced cultures. Having theaters, Olympics, myths and many other things. Our civilization today is still completely interested with folklore and folk tales. Today we don’t believe in more than one God unlike the Greek culture they are polytheistic. Many people today don’t realize how big of an affect that Ancient Greece has on us. Out of all the things that influenced us from Greek were the Olympics. Just like that Greeks, we compete in competition with opponents looking for the highest honor. Today the Olympics are all over the world and draw millions of people’s attention every year. Us Americans and everyone else on earth, has a little of Greek history in our daily lives. There are a couple different key lessons that can be taking from the Greeks. One is bravery showed by the Spartans. They were fearless and determined to fight and win every battle they fought in. For example when we are in wars and or battles our armies go out and fight determined to win! We can learn from ancient Greece to appreciate, our cultures, art and take care of architecture. The Ancient Greece culture has made many contributions to western civilization. The ancient Greeks affected our fine arts, government, sports, medics, and philosophies. The Greek culture has had a very profound impact on the way people live nowadays. One way that ancient Greece affected western civilization is politics. Greece had the first known democracy. The Greek states man Pericles had three goals, to Strengthen Democracy, Hold strength in the empire, and to glorify Athens. Pericles stated that he wanted all citizens to have an equal opportunity to serve the public. The Greeks affected many of our constitutional rights. In both the US...
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