Classical greece: contributions & V. I. Ps. Eqs: What are some examples of Greek Contributions?



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CLASSICAL GREECE: CONTRIBUTIONS & V.I.Ps.

  • EQs:

  • What are some examples of Greek Contributions?

  • How do these contributions impact us today?


The Greeks contributed to the fields of…

  • Art

  • Architecture

  • Philosophy



ART

  • Sculpture

    • Myron created The Discus Thrower, c. 450 BCE
    • What does this sculpture tell us about the Greeks?


ART



ARCHITECTURE

  • The “Classical” style of Architecture

    • Balance
    • Harmony
    • Symmetry
    • Columns
      • Doric
      • Ionic
      • Corinthian


PHILOSOPHY (S.P.A.)



PHILOSOPHY



GOVERNMENT

  • Evolves: monarchy-aristocracy-tyranny-democracy

  • (Athenian leader) Pericles’ Funeral Oration has democratic ideals:

  • Citizens expected to participate in gov’t

  • Direct-democracy



SCIENCE & MATH



POETRY & DRAMA

  • Homer

    • (c.1000BC)
    • The Homeric Age in Greece lasted from 1000-750BC
    • Blind poet who wrote long epic poems, the Iliad, the Odyssey
    • Greek military adventures
    • Trojan War


In-Class Assignment

  • Now that you know about some of the contributions from Greek history, think about why these contributions are important to us today.

  • Step 1: Pick the Greek contribution that you think is the most important and identify the reason(s) why.

  • Step 2: Create a poster that displays this contribution and your reasons for its importance (tip: do a rough draft first!).




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