The Classical World Essay

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The Classical World

The Classical World made many contributions to the development of science, literature, and ethics. These contributions have influenced the modern world today. Many mathematicians, astronomers, and scientists contributed to the development of many of the luxuries we enjoy today. Homer, author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, made contributions to the field of literature through his writing. In the field of ethics, many philosophers from the Classical World contributed to the standards, values, and principles of our society today. Some of the major contributions from the Classical World is in the field of science.
Mathematicians, astronomers, and scientists made important contributions that formed the basic element of
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Homer, author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, affected prose and poetry through his writing of
Homeric poems. Sophocles, a playwright, "presented many changes in Greek
Drama."3 These changes led to the development of more actors in a play and the addition of more scenery. Accordingly, these changes have influenced modern day movies in that they have more actors. Since the Classical World contributed to the fields of science and literature, it also helped develop the fields of ethics. The standards, values, and principles of a society were also contributed by various philosophers of the Classical World. Pythagoras founded the
"Rosicrucian Fellowship," a religious and philosophical school. One of the three main rules of this school was, "No eating beans or meat," which most likely influenced the idea of the modern day vegetarian. Wanting people to think for themselves, Socrates did not want the people of his time to "imitate their elders."4 To Socrates, "people should depend on reason and logic to guide their lives." 4 These beliefs have contributed to the development of ethics.
Also these beliefs have influenced the basic thinking and making decisions of man. In these three fields, the Classical World made many contributions.
The Classical World made many contributions to the fields of science, literature, and
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