Monday, March 28, 2011

Post #5 - Greatest Greek Contributions to Society Today

A list of the top 5 things that Ancient Greek contributed to our society today:
1. Philosophy
2. Democracy
3. Literary Development
4. Theater Development
5. Hippocratic Oath

These 5 things would be by far the most advantageous developments that affect modern society today. First off, the philosophy studied through Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato created a platform for the development of sciences, and well as a base for education. Democracy, even though invented before the Greeks adopted it, was most used in the Greek society the way we use it today, with everybody having an equal say, and not being advantageous towards the upper class. The literary development in Greece, mainly the developments of poetry, myths, and fables, led to the discovery of great novels such as the Iliad and the Odyssey. The theatrical development of the Greeks led our society to learn the different areas of acting, such as drama, comedy, tragedy, and tragicomedy. Lastly, the Hippocratic Oath was also a major advancement of the Greeks, alloting for our doctors today to have an established code of moral ethics to abide by.

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