Ancient Greek Influence

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Oh Mighty Greeks! The Ancient Greeks from the Greek Golden Age (c.a.480-430 B.C.E) up to the culmination of the Classical Style during the Hellenistic Age (323-30 B.C.E), were able to build one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. We all have probably heard stories from the Ancient Greeks in our lives, but no until we research and study in depth their culture, one cannot fully understand the magnitude of the legacy of their classical culture. Due to the Ancient Greeks influence in visual arts, sports, politics, philosophy, literature, and architecture, our culture today still follows their legacy established by heroic leaders, pioneering philosophers and unique mathematicians. Because of all these attributes, one can say that the …show more content…
Hollywood and Broadway, for example, use the “Storytellers” to tell the main plot of a movie in the form of a “Trailer” or a drama function. Another influence we can see is the Olympic Games. These games are still celebrated as they did in Athens around 776 B.C.E. Many of the sports in the modern games are played with few modifications. Perhaps the greatest influence of the Golden Greek Age could be the political and society concept of “Democracy” (demokratia), word composed by demos (people, village), and kratos (gave rule, power), …show more content…
Although during this period sculpture, poetry, music, and dance had many effects on our society, one can note that Classical Greek Architecture influenced the most our modern world, without taking any values away from the other styles. Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher that deeply thought and reasoned who impacted the world of mathematics and physics forever with his principle of symmetry, according to an article on the Texas A&M website. The Parthenon in Athens, which is symmetrical, could be the most colossal structure ever constructed by the Ancient Greeks. This structure can be compared to many of the buildings in Washington, D.C. One can see the resemblance of the tall and impressive Doric columns of the Parthenon of Athens to the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. One can also note that in the Classical Greek culture they expressed their great style with colossal structures and cities like “Acropolis” at Athens, (McKay, Crowston, Wiesner-Hanks, Perry, 77), which compares to the “Mall” in the United States capital with its many national museums and monuments. To accomplish these architectural advances, the Classical Greeks came up with geometrical and mathematical terms that have survived to this day. Some examples are the foundations of calculus by Archimedes and Euclid’s compilation of mathematics works that includes geometry and number

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