Greek philosopher; socratic method--questioning; sentenced to death for corrupting Athens youth
Born in 496 BCE, wrote plays. Most famous play was "Oedipus the King." Very famous play writer in Greece
Student of Socrates, wrote The Republic about the perfectly governed society , one of Socrates' students; was considered by many to be the GREATEST philosopher of western civilization. Plato explained his ideas about government in a work entitled The Republic. In his ideal state, the people were divided into three different groups.
The Clouds, Was the "Father of Comedy" - used satire and fantasy to challenge problematic situations.
Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander the Great, and the author of works on logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural sciences, politics, and poetics, he profoundly influenced Western thought.
-Athenian sculptor who supervise the building of the Parthenon. built a statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the seven wonders of the world
-Built the statue of Athena in the Parthenon/Acropolis
Alexander the great
son of Philip II; received military training in Macedonian army and was a student of Aristotle; great leader; conquered much land in Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, and Mesopotamia.
His greatest work is the republic.
his greatest work is the geocentric theory.
developed the Socratic method
believed that your senses could deceive you and therefore would impair your search for wisdom.
Believed that your senses could deceive you and therefore would impair your search for wisdom.
Greatest sculptor of ancient Greece.
Socrates' greatest student.
sculpted Discus Thrower
believed to be the greatest philosopher in western civilization.
He is the greatest writer of Greek tragedy.
He sculpted the statue of Zues which is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
He wrote by using a technique called dialogue.
Tragedies that he wrote questioned the values of Greek tradition and society.
His comedies were satires.
Sculpted the frieze on the Parthenon.
Playwright who is best known for the trilogy Oresteia.
His motto is "Knowledge without wisdom is folly"
Term for painting that covers an entire wall.
The teachers in ancient Athens who taught by rote
term for comedy that pokes fun at something or someone.
term that means "lover or seeker of wisdom"
Study of governments.
plays that feature a hero that struggles against fate and loses.
Governed by a privileged class
war between people in the same country or civilization.
writing form that features conversations
that the earth is the center of the universe and everything in the universe orbits around it.
study of rational thinking.
ornamental band or carving in a wall.
greatest work of Greek architecture.
paintings made into wet plaster walls that were used in ancient Greece.
teaching by asking questions.
work written by Plato that describes his perfect gov.t
sun and stars have fixed locations and the earth orbits the sun.
Paid gov.t officials.
Macedonian that built the largest empire to this point in history.
First true historian
First to unite the Macedonians under one ruler.
research that provided us with valuable info on the Persian Wars.
Platos greatest student
Father of modern medicine
Father of Greek tragedy
Greatest work is the clouds
used mathematics to develop the heliocentric theory
Tragedies he wrote questioned questioned the value of Greek tradition and society.
Macedonian who conquered the Greek states while they were fighting amongst themselves.
first sculptor in Greece
invented the compound pulley
mathematician who developed the method for finding the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle.
calculated the circumference of the earth within 200 miles of being correct.
Athenian who tried to convince the Greeks to stop fighting among themselves and unite against Philips invasion.
gathered all of the worlds knowledge on Geometry into a book called elements
He offered evidence that the geocentric theory not the heliocentric theory was correct.
first to believe that illness and disease had natural causes and therefore can be cured.
Greatest writer of Greek tragedy
philosopher who taught that women should be considered equal partners in marriage.
Greatest work is Oresteia.
greatest Greek architecture
first greek sculptor
sculptor of Discus thrower
First people to preform plays for entertainment
were based on myths
plays that make people laugh and feel good
wrote the Trojan women
Started the Academy
lover of seeker of wisdom
killed with hemlock
founded a school called the Lyceum
researched historical events but most facts were exaggerated.
most important for providing us info on the Persian wars
first true historian
developed the Pythagorean theorem
Finding the length of a right triangle