How Did The Greeks Influence Western Civilization

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The Greeks were one of the most powerful and smartest civilizations before the common era. There were many Greek civilizations and city-states such as the Myceneans, Dorians, Athenians, Spartans, and many more. The Greeks had many different types of government such as a Democracy, Monarchy, Oligarchy, etc. They had many philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. They had some of the most intelligent mathematicians and scientists like Euclid, Archimedes, and Hippocrates. Some things that the Greeks used to do back then we still continue to do today such as the Olympics and being a Democracy. The Ancient Greeks had huge impact and affected Western civilizations today.

One way the Greeks had an effect on western civilizations today was government and philosophy. The Greeks had many different types of government. They had a monarchy which means a king ruled and an example is Mycenae (Oi). They had an aristocracy which means wealthy landowning nobles ruled and an example is Early Athens (Oi). They had an Oligarchy which means a few powerful people ruled and an example is Sparta (Oi). They also had a Direct Democracy which means citizens rule and an example is Athens (Oi). The type of government that had the most effect on western civilizations today was a Democracy. Athens road to Democracy started when Draco writing the first legal code which was mostly about property ownership. It was also about debt slavery (Oi). Before Athens was a Direct Democracy it was an
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