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Greek Culture

The Culture of Greece The age of Greece was a wonderful time for immense accomplishments and discovery in science, literature, art, language, philosophy, and many other fields of knowledge. Even the alphabet that we use today is derived from the ancient Greek alphabet that they developed from the Phoenicians. Greek mythology is also still popular today in many stories and movies on the big screen, even though the modern sciences have replaced them as sources of truth. Some of Greece's largest and most prominent accomplishments include the development of philosophy, the building of the great city of Athens, and its Hellenistic Age, in which Greek culture was spread into the Eastern countries. Although Greece is no longer what it used to be, the influence of its civilization and culture will forever have an impact on our culture, society, and peoples. The Greeks were the world's first philosophers. They were the first to wonder about nature, how the world worked, and the real meaning of life, instead of just living life by the old Greek mythology. They asked themselves questions such as What exists and........ Although they were great thinkers, they also started out like many other ancient civilizations and created large families of Gods to explain natural phenomenon that they did not understand, such as rain, the seasons, day and night, and etc. Their Greek Gods had human emotions as well as special strengths and powers and were the embodiment of human perfection. However, as the times began to change, the Greeks were no longer satisfied with the Gods and the myths that they had created and sought to discover better answers for their many questions. They started to question the universe and what was around them, investigating the nature of man and its environment. The first Greek philosophers lived around 600 B.C.E. and were from the city of Miletus. They asked themselves questions about water, matter and creation. ...

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