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TheGreek Civilization Achievements
The Ancient Greek provided an important step in civilization since itwas a phase of multiple inventions. The various achievements duringthe period were critical in placing the Greeks in history. Forinstance, the developments were more common with the art and thesculptures are one of the examples. Apart from that, the architecturewas an achievement that helped in creating some strong buildings inthe region that survived for a longer time after the fall of theGreek empire. Political Science and Math were also instrumental andhelped in the development of education in the region and the entireworld in general. This paper will prove that the Greeks wereinstrumental in the development of Art, Architecture, Math andPolitical Science that are still applicable today in the schools andsociety in general.
Art is one of the prominent achievements that are evident in theancient Greek. For instance, the creation of the sculptures was oneof the common aspects since they were able to create some impressionsthat were great at that time. Most of the sculptures illustrated thedetailed and vivid aspects of the human anatomy that is stillconsidered perfect even in the current period. A look at some of thesculptures shows how they were able to reveal sculptures that wee inmotion while others even showed their emotions and moods, which is agreat challenge for most artists (Leahy, 182). With such ability toperfect their skills at that time, it is clear that they were wayahead since most of the empires were still at the early stages of artdevelopment. The Parthenon and the sculptures of Phidias are some ofthe examples that reveal how the Greeks were the ones that led to thedevelopment of art (Leahy, 184). The modern artists even use theskills and knowledge from the achievements, and they have made somegreat sculptures as well.
The Greek architecture is also another aspect that showed how theywere great artists. A look at the Athenian Acropolis reveals theskills and the mastery that the artists applied in the creation ofthe buildings. For instance, they are the ones that begun thecreation of symmetrical bulge columns that were effective in creatingthe temples that made a large part of the buildings in Athens. Infact, the entire Greek region was mountainous in nature, and that wasa problem at first. However, the Greeks were able to take advantageof the natural geographic features to create some perfect buildings.For instance, they created the temples, stadiums, and theaters thathoused thousands of people and amplified the voice of the speakers tothe audience (Leahy, 192). The Romans have even copied a large partof the Greek architecture in creating their buildings as well.Besides the Romans, most of the modern buildings illustrate theinfluence of the Greek architecture.
The Greeks also made some great steps in political science and theirideologies are evident in the current society. The insights inpolitical science were effective in nurturing democracy that wasinstrumental in the early nation. More importantly, the politicalideologies developed at that time were critical in criticizing themonarchy system that was discriminating the members of the society.In particular, Plato was one of the political ideologists that evenhave various scholarly dialogues and books such as “The Republic”and “What is justice?” that were quite informative (German, 311).Aristotle is another scholar that also had a scholarly document knownas “Politics” that illustrated the key aspects that help inrunning governments. Some of these documents have laid the backgroundfor the creation of constitutions around the world. In fact, most ofthe politicians keep using their ideologies in their daily activitiesand ruling the members of the society.
Math is another field that the Greek have developed, and scholars arealso using the knowledge in education and the daily activities. Moreimportantly, Math became more popular when education stressed onevidence to support various claims. The development of Math alsofacilitated the logical thinking that was quite instrumental in theeducation advancement. For instance, Pythagoras was the one that ledto the Pythagorean Theorem that is even used currently in studyingtriangles (Kyriazis & Emmanouil, 434). The invention also set thefield for the love of numbers that became common among the Greeks.Apart from that, Euclid, that was a Greek geometer helped in creationof the five fundamental axioms as well (Kyriazis & Emmanouil,434). It provided a way of rigorous thinking process to ensure theaccuracy of calculations.
In conclusion, the artists, and the scholars made great achievementsin different fields such as math, art, architecture and politicalscience that are still applicable today. A look at the achievementsshows how they were able to create various concepts that influencedthe different fields. The advance made in terms of the sculptures andthe detailed illustration of the emotions and the motion was perfect.In fact, it helped the modern artists in using such knowledge increating other great pieces of art. The creation of the columns usedin supporting the temples, theaters and stadiums were one of the keyaspects of the development of architecture. The modern engineers arealso applying the same skills to creating some of the best buildings.The achievements in math and political science also influenced thedevelopment of the various fields of education. The concepts gainedin the two fields have led to the scholars and students making a lotof progress. Besides that, the knowledge of geometry and PythagoreanTheorem has also led to the construction of the great buildings inthe end.
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