<ul><li>PHILOSOPHY </li></ul><ul><li>THE ART OF THINKING ABOUT PROBLEMS : </li></ul>SOCRATES AND PLATO, two of the world’s greatest philosophers lived in Athens .
RULES OF GEOMETRY and MATHEMATICS Some of them, invented by Euclid and Pythagoras are still used today. Math and philosophy were born together in Greece around VI b.C
ART AND ARCHITECTURE Greek statues Greek styles Greek monuments
THE OLYMPIC GAMES Greek festivals, or “games”, held in honour of the gods. Included sports, music and drama competitions. There Were games at Corinth and Delphi, but the most famous Were the Olympic Games held every four years at the Sanctuary of the god Zeus in Olympia. All wars in Greece had to stop during the games.
POLITICS AND THE BASIS OF DEMOCRACY All citizens discussed and voted on city matters. Our word “ politics”Comes from the Greek politikos , meaning “of the city”
HOW WE KNOW The scenes painted in vases tell us about Greek life We know more about the Greeks than many earlier people, because they wrote proper histories. The Greek historian, Herodotus, wrote studies of people and their customs. Thucidies wrote about the Peloponnesian War.