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How Ancient Greece has impacted us today

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Alexis Ghany

on 21 May 2013

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Education 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c water displacement - a law of physics.
- states that an immersed object is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid it actually displaces Government Our types of government, democratic & republican, are influenced by the Athenians and the Romans of ancient times. Introduction Ancient Greece has influenced the Western world immensely. We use their government, their military strategies, and the educational discoveries they've made to teach people today. Military influences include the phalanx formation, standardization, and ranks. The Ancient Greeks gave us the idea of a democratic government, which we modified and use today. Discoverers and teachers of ancient times would include people like Archimedes, Eratosthenes, and Pythagoras. Conclusion References 1.Trei, Lisa. Stanford Report. “’History tells us that it’s possible to change society,’ Albert Camarillo says.” March 1, 2006. Retrieved April 18, 2013. <http://news.stanford.edu/news/2006/march1/camarillo-030106.html>

2.Neunaber, Jon. “Society, views change over time.” Sept 30, 2010. Retrieved April 18, 2013. <http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_39cf97c0-38d2-58c8-8916-924a13e47a01.html>

3.Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. “Society.” Retrieved April 18, 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society>

4.Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. “Ancient Greek Philosophy.” Retrieved April 18, 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_philosophy> Phalanx formation Phalanx is a military formation in which soldiers stood shoulder to shoulder armed with spears that were pointed toward the enemy. Hoplite soldier of Ancient Greece :3 Ancient Greece Society: Then & Now Military Ancient Greeks influenced our military in many ways, creating new strategies/tactics, creating chain of command, and more. - Alexander the Great used the Phalanx formation, the very first military tactic.

- Phalanx was also used in the Civil War in the United States. Because the guns weren't automatic, the first line would have to move out of the way and reload while the next line shoots, then be ready to shoot when that line is reloading.

- Ancient Greeks created a chain of command so that people couldn't question higher ranks, and it kept them organized. We still use that today not only in military, but in sports too.

- Standardization made warfare technologies cheaper and warfare itself was safer.

- Standardization is the process of developing and implementing technical standards. - The democratic government of the Athenians was established as a result of continuous reorganizations.
- We practice a modified version of the democracy started in Athens; the founders of the US worked to improve the weaknesses of the ancient government.
- Movement in the United States influenced other nations such as France, Columbia, and Great Britain, to start their own democracies and republics.
- Demos means people and kratos means power, so democracy literally means power to the people. - Archimedes created the principle of water displacement:
- Still very important in the safety of shipping.

-Hipparchus created a system to explain how all the planets and stars move.
- Aristarchus theorized the earth revolved around the sun, unlike many of the scientists of his time. - Pythagoras a mathematician practiced the Pythagorean theorem, a^2+b^2=c^2, which is used to
- Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the earth and was off by less than 1%. Many of the subjects we learn of and use today were discovered and practiced by Ancient Greek scientists and mathematicians. In conclusion, we have received a lot of influence from the Ancient Greeks. We've adapted their military tactics and strategies, the way they run their government, and we teach people today by using the concepts they created and discerned. We owe a lot to the Greeks.
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