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Ancient Greek Cultures

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Ancient Greek culture is much different from modern American culture, but they

both have some similarities also. Americans developed some things from the Greek

culture; like concepts of math and science, democracy, and also the modern view of

beauty. Modern American culture has learned a lot from the Greeks and use a lot of what

we learned from the Greeks today.

The differences between American culture and Greek culture is that the Greek

culture developed things before the Americans did. The American culture acted different

towards different types of subjects and people. For example the Greeks had a

government way before the Americans did. The Americans saw that the Greeks were

well managed people, so they developed a government for themselves. Modern

American culture now has a well-rounded government which we learned and developed

from the Greek culture. The Greeks also had the Olympics in Greece before the

Americans could. Modern America holds the Olympics here every two years mostly,

another thing that the Americans presented because of the Greeks. The differences

between the two cultures are that one learned more things before the other. The Greek

culture was developed before the American, but now the American culture is more

modern then Greek culture.

In ancient Greek the men treated the women different too. Such as in the Iliad,

the Greek men were trying to kidnap women that they thought she was pretty or they

would take them just to punish another Greek. Unlike modern American culture which
has respect for women and think of them as equal to men. Women work in modern

American culture and can support themselves, unlike Greek culture where women did

not work and the men supported them. Women did not live by themselves and support

themselves. Today in modern society women can depend on themselves to make a



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