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the Greeks and U.S.

Part # 2-Significant Greek people (Philosophers, emperors, inventors, etc.)

TermDefinition
Aeschylus Helped to develop tragedy as a type of play.
Sophocles Helped to develop tragedy as a type of play.
Homer Wrote the Iliad (about the Trojan War) and the Odyssey. His poems are the source of information for most of what we know about Greek mythology.
Herodotus Wrote a history book about the Persian Wars.
Thucydides Wrote a history book about the Peloponnesian War.
Phidias Designed statues of Zeus and Athena.
Archimedes Developed calculus; invented many machines and created mathematical “proofs” for many scientific concepts.
Hippocrates “Father of Western medicine”. Created the Hippocratic Oath.
Euclid “Invented” geometry.
Pythagoras Created the formula: A2+B2=C2 (used to find the area of a right triangle).
Socrates “Father of Western philosophy."
Plato Opened one of the world’s first universities.
Aristotle Wrote about/studied: biology, zoology, logic, history, chemistry, physics, government, etc. His books/ideas influenced scholars for more than a thousand years. Taught Alexander the Great.
Phillip II King of Macedonia. Conquered all of Greece.
Alexander the Great Son of Phillip II. Conquered a large empire and spread Hellenistic culture around the world.
Draco A tyrant who laid the foundations for democracy in Athens.
Solon A tyrant who laid the foundations for democracy in Athens.
Pericles Elected to lead Athens when it was a democracy. Led Athens during its ‘Golden Age’. Ordered the Parthenon to be built.
Created by: Jamesp313