Greek alphabet, Homer’s writings, morals, Greek religion, democracy, and advances in science.
crazy war people
blind poet/ bard/ minstrel, was considered the best, “author” of the Iliad and the Odyssey
Theogony, by Hesiod, traces the descent of the gods in myths.
phonetic alphabet, less ambiguous, more democratic, easy for recording details, subtleties can be expressed, and more creative. Numbers were based on the alphabet.
Aesop came up with them, was a slave in 550 BC and wrote over 350 short stories
Dominant city-state after Persian war, cultural center of Greece. Pericles led Athens’ golden age, Athens became the only democratic city-state.
Who was the father of democracy
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.
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.
Philosopher: fire was the fundamental element...
Philosopher: fundamental concept of change
Philosopher: had a lot of paradox’s like the distance one.
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.