Greek Influence On Western Civilization

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Victoria Hash Essay 2/10/15

Ancient Greek Culture has made many contributions to western civilization. The ancient Greeks have made contributions to our fine arts, medicine, and philosophies. The Greek culture has made a major impression on the way people live today. One way that ancient Greece affected western civilization is through the magnificent artist and works of art, created in Greece and by Greek Artist. Ancient Greek philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle have made contributions to western civilization as well. Socrates questioned life, and said to a court “The unexamined life is not worth living”. He had been charged with Heresy, A crime that threatened religion. Aristotle is known for believing that if people study the origin of life they will understand it more. The Greek contributed all of these things and more.

Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato encouraged people to learn and think logically. Socrates taught his students to questions and examine all around them. This allowed people to open their eyes and learn right from wrong and obtain a sense of the purpose for their life on earth. Socrates believed in order to find the truth, you have to as questions and he encouraged others to do so as well. Plato believed that men and women were equals and should be treated as such.

Fine arts such as The Parthenon, a famous temple in Greece, on top of the Acropolis in Athens. It is sort of an illusion of straightness. These concepts of perspective