Time: 2900 BC~
Influences 1) Democracy
What is Democracy?
: Democracy is a type of government.
: People have freedom to elect the
ex) When a democratic country picks
a new president, the citizens first vote
-> The person who gets the most votes
gets to be the president!
Democracy Impacting Ancient Greece
Before democracy was created,
the oligarchies ruled very bad.
After democracy was created,
the citizens were happy
because they had the rights
to pick the new king or president.
Democracy Impacting the modern society
Now, most countries use democracy.
-> When countries use democracy,
voting presidents are fair,
so people don’t fight.
Influences 2) Mythology (Polytheistic)
What is Mythology?
: Mythology is a made-up
stories from a long time ago.
Most of the stories is about
the Greek gods.
Mythology Impacting Ancient Greece
People in ancient Greece enjoyed reading myths.
Writers or authors would write stories that follow the
same style as a myth to get money, to be famous and
to entertain people.
Mythology Impacting Modern Society
These myths are known all over the world nowdays.
ex) The ancient Greek mythology influenced authors
by writing adventure stories. Many adventure stories following
the same style as a mythology, won the newberry prize, etc...
Influences 3) Philosophy
What is Philosophy?
Philosophy means “love of wisdom.”
Philosophers think and talk with people to
understand how people think. They also ask
many questions to people that have very
simple answers which bothered people.
However, these questions became very helpful
to the modern society.
ex) Great philosophers
: Homer, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle
Philosophy Impacting Ancient Greece
The philosophers helped inventors by encouraging
them to think more deeper. The government made
laws through philosophy.
Philosophy Impacting Modern Society
Philosophers of ancient Greek influenced in all
-> Philosophers changed the way we think in. (They made
people focus on human.) Philosophers developed physics,
Persuasive paragraph : Philosophy
I think philosophy had influenced the modern society and the
ancient civilization the most.
Greek philosophers also changed how people think and what people
wonder. By talking, philosophers learned how people think. Aristotle believed
that every subject could be understood through logic. Most of all, philosophy
helps people to think critically about the big questions in life. Greek
philosophers encouraged inventors to make new inventions and more.
Scientists used philosophy to discover things (ex. how the universe began). We
study philosophy to make new laws.
-What Did The ANCIENT GREEKS Do For Me? by Patrick Catel