How The Ancient Greeks And Romans Still Influence Our Modern World

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It is important for students to understand how the ancient Greeks and Romans still influence our modern world. Ancient Greece was the birthplace modern mathematics, science, philosophy, architecture, literature, theater, art, architecture, Democracy, Law, and competitive sports. The term mathematics was invented by Pythagoras. It means that which is learned. In turn, mathematical theories were applied to building the great architecture of Greece. The great Greek temples are visual representations of the mathematical and aesthetic theories of their day. Today, our modern skyscrapers are designed in the image of the great Greek Columns. The Greeks looked to reason and empirical evidence to explain the world and how man exists within the world. Famous philosophers who continue to inspire our modern society are Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle From the Iliad and Odyssey, the ancient Greeks laid the foundation for modern literature, storytelling, and theater. Greek mythology was used to teach people the trials and errors of the Gods and preserve the most colorful aspects of Greek culture. Today, Aristotle’s poetics are applied to modern movies and television shows. In fact, Greek mythology is updated and incorporated into modern storytelling. In fact, Spike Lee’s new film, Chi-Raq, is based on Aristophanes’ Lysistrata. The arts, sculpture, pottery, painting embodied examples of great artistic skill, science, math, aesthetics, trial and error, and commerce. The Greeks
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