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1st Greek philosopher-searched for explanation that the world rested on water & the occurrence of earthquakes
student of Socrates
Wrote to books
Republic (book on the best way to govern)
The Apology (book as a response to Socrates)
Student of Plato/teacher of Alexander the Great
1st to promote Scientific Method of observation then theory
Father of Medicine - looked for natural causes
Hippocratic Oath - requires all doctors to act ethically and morally
originally songs/dances in marketplaces (agoras) then open air theaters - By 5th century BC 2 types of plays
Tragedy - serious, tragic end
Comedy - light-hearted/joke, humor
wrote about the Persian Wars
Father of History
1st to gather facts and write them down
Word history comes from name
wrote about the Peloponnesian War
Tried to understand events based on actions---like a reporter
Sports to honor gods
Every 4 years - Athletic competition
1. Only Greek men in Olympia
2. Prize was originally olive wreath
3. Started with just a foot race
4. Pentathlon - revealed best all - around athlete
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