Tech 201 Ch 6

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  1. Major greek contributions:
    Greek alphabet, Homer’s writings, morals, Greek religion, democracy, and advances in science.
  2. crazy war people
    Sparta
  3. Peaceful
    Athens
  4. blind poet/ bard/ minstrel, was considered the best, “author” of the Iliad and the Odyssey
    Homer
  5. Greek religion
    Theogony, by Hesiod, traces the descent of the gods in myths.
  6. Greek alphabet:
    phonetic alphabet, less ambiguous, more democratic, easy for recording details, subtleties can be expressed, and more creative. Numbers were based on the alphabet.
  7. Greek morals
    Aesop came up with them, was a slave in 550 BC and wrote over 350 short stories
  8. Dominant city-state after Persian war, cultural center of Greece. Pericles led Athens’ golden age, Athens became the only democratic city-state.
    Athens
  9. Who was the father of democracy
    Solon
  10. Philosopher:
    everything has a cause. brought idea that you could steer ships by stars, measure the height of pyramids by shadows, and predicted lunar eclipses. Introduced natural philosophy (science) and was the inspiration for later Socrates and Plato.
    Thales
  11. Philosopher:
    inventor of mathematics, created a system for expressing equations, believed that small whole numbers were the fundamental of the universe, brought about geometry, trigonometry, and music based on math, also the golden ratio.
    Pythagoras
  12. Philosopher: fire was the fundamental element...
    Anaximander:
  13. Philosopher: fundamental concept of change
    Heraclitus
  14. Philosopher: had a lot of paradox’s like the distance one.
    Xeno
  15. Philosopher: brought about atom theory, matter is eternal and indestructible, there are innumerable worlds, many of them inhabited, the soul is matter, but of a more refined substance.
    Democritus

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