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Artists, Thinkers and Architecture

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Ancient Greece has had an enormous amount of impact on culture in the Western world. Some of the first works of literature in the west, come from Greece, epic poems such as the Iliad and Odyssey have exerted wide influences over generation after generation of western thinkers. Greeks have made huge contributions to the world in various aspects,  most noticeable in literature, architecture, Olympic games, science, mathematics and politics.

 

Ancient Greek Philosophers:

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The famous Greek philosophers were among the most influential people in history because they invented both philosophy and science. By asking questions about themselves and the world around them, these philosophers helped create modern civilization.

10 Ancient Greek Philosophers:

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/philosophyscience/tp/EarlyPhilosophe.htm

 

Ancient Greek Poets and Writers:

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Numerous sciences and literary genres were founded by Greeks, and many of their writings have survived more or less complete. This list describes some of the most influential ancient Greek writers. The thing that connects them is the huge impact their works have had – and still has – on modern culture and society.

http://www.livius.org/gi-gr/greeks/authors.html

 

Ancient Greek Architecture:

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Of all the architectural designs used by ancient Greeks throughout history, three major systems have withstood the test of time and are today still used. These include the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles. Each order has its own definitive characteristics.

http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Art/

Video about the Acropolis of Athens:

http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-greece/videos/deconstructing-history-the-acropolis

 

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