What does the word "alphabet" come from?
The first two Greek letters of the alphabet, alpha and beta.
How does the ancient Greek language influence the English language?
the way we write sentences , the rules of grammar, punctuation,and paragraphing, and literature
What did the people of ancient Greece believe illnesses were caused by?
they believed that the gods controlled natural events,including health and illness.
_____________ and ___________ made important advances in geometry that are still taught today.
Pythagoras and Euclid
What are some types of buildings in which you commonly might see examples of Greek architecture in the United States?
the white house
What Greek root words make the word telephone and what do they mean?
The Greek roots "tele" meaning "far off" and "phone" meaning "voice"
Who were the two Greek writers we learned about and which one was called the "father of history?"
Herodotus and Thucydides. (Herodotus)
What are the three things that doctors promise in the Hippocratic Oath?
Doctors promise to be honest, to preserve life, and to keep information about their patients private.
What two things did Greek medical students discover about the human body?
1.The heart is a pump that sends blood flowing throughout the body
2. The brain is the center of the nervous system
Who was Aristarchus and what did he do that made him famous?
He was the 1st person to suggest that Earth moves around the sun.
Who was Hipparchus and what did he do that made him famous?
He studied and named more than 850 stars he also estimated the distances from Earth to both the sun and the moon. Theories led to correctly predicting eclipses of the moon.
Ptolemy made what?
a system of lines drawn on a map called latitude and longitude and he wrote GEOGRAPHIA which listed 8000 places
What events did the Pentatholon include?
footrace, discus throw, long jump, javelin throw, and wrestling.
what book did thucydides write? HINT: he eyewitness the event that the book is named for.
THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONESIAN WAR.
what did hippocrates teach his medical students to do for patients.
he taught them to take notes about them
what is one reason people were so intrested in athletics?
athletics gave greeks knowlidge of body movement