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Contributions of Greek Civilization

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Contributions of Greek Civilization

  1. 1. CONTRIBUTIONS OF GREEK CIVILIZATION
  2. 2. Science • The Greeks were good in mathematics. • Pythagoras formulated the principle of geometry that bears his name the Pythagorean Theorem.
  3. 3. EUCLID Recognized as the father of “Father of geometry”
  4. 4. ARCHIMEDES •Advance a method of measuring the circumference of a circle. •He also discovered the principle of the specific gravity.
  5. 5. ARISTARCHUS • Discovered that the Earth revolves around the sun while rotating on its own axis.
  6. 6. ERASTOSTHENESWAS •Able to make an estimate the circumference of the world. •He was also the first to draw the longitude and the latitude lines on the map of the world.
  7. 7. ARCHITECTURE • The goal was to honor the god. • The most beautiful structure was there temples. • Theaters ,baths, stadiums and markets.
  8. 8. Drama • The theme of the drama was how fate or destiny dictated on events occurring in the world the subject of their drama was the problem in life.
  9. 9. SOPHOCLES,EURIPEDES and AESCHYLUS are the famous writers of Greek tragedy.
  10. 10. Aristophanes Famous writer of drama.
  11. 11. PAINTING • The common design was the daily work of the people like singing,dancing,pla ying musical instruments, taking a bath and other activities.
  12. 12. MEDICINE Established a school for study of medicine where the cause of illness was investigated and where sick was treated based on observation.
  13. 13. RELIGION • The tradition on Greek was the worship of different gods headed by Zeus.
  14. 14. PHILOSOPHY • SOCRATES-famous because of his philosophy that reason and not emotion should prevail. • PLATO-for him law was supposed to be for all and not for the strong and rich only. • ARISTOTLE-was the intelligent students of Plato he studied animals, plants anatomy and physics. According to him one should accept any theory if this conforms to observable data.
  15. 15. SOCRATES PLATO and ARISTOTLE

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