The Glory that was Greece

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philosophers

"lovers of wisdom"

logic

rational thinking

Sophists

the Athenians who questioned accepted ideas

rhetoric

the art of skillful thinking

Socrates

an Athenian stonemason and philosopher who questioned citizens on their beliefs

Plato

a philosopher who emphasized the importance of reason and recorded Socrates works

Socratic method

a process in which he would pose a question to his students and challenge them to examine the answers

Academy

the school that Plato set up

The Republic

the book in which Plato described his vision of an ideal state

philosopher- king

the wisest of the elite class who the Plato believed should have ultimate power

Aristotle

philosopher who developed his own view on government and addressed the question on how people should live

Lyceum

the school that Aristotle set up

Parthenon

a temple dedicated to Athena

golden mean

a moderate course between extremes

classical style

referring to the elegant, balanced forms of traditional Greek works

Sappho

writer of love and of the beauty of her island

Pindar

writer who celebrated the victors of athletic contests

Dionysus

god of fertility and wine

Aeschylus

one of the greatest Athenian playwrights who wrote the Oresteia

Sophocles

one of the greatest playwrights who wrote Antigone

Euripides

one of the greatest playwrights who wrote The Trojan Women

tragedies

plays that told stories of human suffering that usually ended in disaster

The Oresteia

play written about powerful family being torn apart by betrayal, murder, and revenge

Antigone

play written about what happens when an individual's moral duty conflicts with the laws of the state

The Trojan Women

play written about the suffering women during the war

comedies

humorous plays that mocked people or customs

Aristophanes

the most famous writer of Greek comedies

Lysistrata

comedy written about women joining together and forcing their husbands to end war against Sparta

Herodotus

the father of history

The Persian Wars

book written by Herodotus; research

Thucydides

author who wrote about the Peloponnesian War; unbiased

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