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Humanities Summative

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Youssef Al-Fiky

on 25 April 2010

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Ancient Greece Geography Greek's Contribution to Geography Geography is the study of earth's surface. Greek were one of the earliest people who discovered geography and created/used maps and figured out the system of longtitude and latitude and more. For example one of the greek contributors created climatical zones. Another one of them created the system of longtitue and latitude. One of them wrote a book on there experience to pass around the news and create a path for us to follow. Ancient Greeks that HELPED make the contribution: Many people have helped finish this accomplishment. 4 people we will be mentioning here are the most important people like Strabo/Hipparchus/Erastothenes/Ptolemy, so they can pass on knowledge. Ptolemy created maps and wrote about the Marinus of Lyre. Strabo wrote a book of his travels and lands his been too to spread the knowledge around. Hipparchus helped methods of longitude and latitude. He also divided two inhabited world into climatical zones. Many other people helped in finding how greece is formed and how to move from place to place in greece and its landform and the peninsula and its agriculture and its Peloponnese.
This all didnt happen at one time. Some of this happened around 100 AD, or 31 BC or 40 AD, but it is arround the range of 40-100 AD and 31-200 BC. How the contribution has influenced modern society?: Strabo is a good example because he created a path for us to follow and created a book of his exclusive travels about the Mediterranean people. Eratosthenes also created/figured out the prime number and the diameter of the earth, and the system of longitude and latitude was discovered by him a bit. Ptolemy created maps so we wouldnt get lost meanwhile Hipparchus discovered more methods on relating to longtitude and latitude and helped create more space when he divided two inhabited worlds to climatical zones. What would the world be like without the contribution?: Without Eratosthemes's/Hipparchus's contribution we wouldn't have understoof the mathematival grid of the earth and mathematical numbers. Strabo loved geography and traveled around the world and wrote a book on his travelings to inform us about the world, and without it we would be clueless about the land around us. Ptolemy on the other hand created maps and is one of the first to discover maps and he wrote about the Marinus of Lyre. Without this discovery we would be clueless at where we are in the world because a map is one of the most important stuff ever. Erastothemes and Hipparchus
helped create longitude and latitude and without there help we would be clueless about this stuff! This is Strabo who is holding a globe in his hands to show his caring towards geography and wrote a book called "Historical Sketches." Here is a picture
of Ptolemy the person
who created maps. Erastothenes: The
one who created longtitude
and latitude and stuff relating
to numbers. Hipparchus: The least
important geographer but
helped in methods of
longitude and latitude. I hope you enjoyed this presentation
and that you learned a lot!
By: Youssef Al-Fiky; Tara Chahine. Work Cited:
1) "strabo." Brittanica. Compton's 2004. 2004. Print.
2) "Hipparchus." Brittanica. 15th ed. 2007. Print.
3) "Ptolemy." Brittanica. 15th ed. 2007. Print.
4) "Strabo." Brittanica. 15th ed. 2007. Print.
5) "Eratosthenes." Brittanica. 15th ed. 2007. Print.
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