Ancient Greece 's Influence On The World Essay

1044 Words Oct 29th, 2014 5 Pages
Ancient Greece was, perhaps, one of the most greatest and influential civilization that has ever existed. Greek culture has significantly contributed to the world, more specifically Western civilization, through politics, arts, and education, all which are still used and admired til this day. The Ancient Greeks are considered as being the first country to adopt a democratic government system, a system that the West has too adopted (with a few changes). In addition, the Greeks were highly skilled in art and developed advance architectural abilities and techniques which can be seen in many present day buildings. Furthermore, the Greeks contributed multiple philosophical and mathematical concepts to education which are taught in school systems across the globe.

Politics has played a major role in the daily lives of the Ancient Greeks and Westerners. Democracy was first originated from and adopted by the small country of Greece. Powerful Greek leaders, such as Solon, Cleisthenes and Pericles, have all contributed to the formation and establishment of democracy, particularly Pericles. Ancient Greece’s first step towards democracy occurred after the Greek economic crisis in 500 BC, when Solon was given power by the Athenians to help pull the lower class citizens out of their agricultural debts. At this time, the majority of people were the lower class, while the minority were the higher class. Solon took pity and sided with the majority citizens, also known as the lower class. He…

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