How Did Athens Influence Ancient Greek Society

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The city of Athens was the cultural hub of the Greek Empire. During the fourth, fifth and sixth century b.c., philosophy, mathematics and sciences, religion and arts were all at the heart of the revolution. Prominent philosophers had questioned the truth, divinity, human nature, harmony and the goods and evils of the world, causing other to wonder what the world really was. The mathematicians and scientists provided answers to the theories and great questions asked. Their Gods and Goddesses was the explanation of what happened to the mortal populations as they had believed. According to the Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia, “The arts reflect the society the creates them.”(Art and Architecture; ushistory.org). Greece had it all, the public speeches, the math and science discoveries, the influences of the Gods and Goddesses and the reflections of the society's beliefs.

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Pythagorans founded the multiplication tables and the Pythagorean theorem. The field of geometry was explored first by Euclid and Archimedes had work on the force of gravity and founded the early forms of calculus. Robin Wilson's article “Early Greek Mathematics” explained that around the end of the fifth century BC Thales had predicted a solar eclipse. “In geometry he applied congruent triangles to navigation at sea. He is credited with proving that two angels of an isosceles triangle are equal and that a circle is bisected by a diameter.” (From Early Greek Mathematics by Robin Wilson; paragraph two). Thales used multiple formulas in geometry to predict the solar eclipse. Anaximander was credited with being first to try to attempt a map of the world. He also was accredited with an explanation of the origin of the Earth. The theory was that when the heat and the cold begin to separate, the ball of fire becomes surrounded by mist. Once the hot ball contracts and hardens it formed into the a solid sphere at the

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