CH 31: The Legacy of Ancient Greece SG
Terms in this set (14)
Where does the word alphabet come from?
the first tow letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha and beta
What 2 types of dramas were created by the Greeks?
tragedy and comedy
Why is Herodotus known as the "father of history"?
He is remembered today as one of the founders of historical writing
What part of democracy began in Greece?
The practice of having citizens serve on juries
How is American democracy and ancient Greek democracy different?
In Athens, all citizens debated and voted on every issue. But in the U.S., citizens elect representatives to speak for them and make laws.
Why is Hippocrates often called the "father of medicine"?
He taught his students to carefully observe their patients and write down what they saw
the branch of mathematics involving points, planes, and figures
What did the Greek scientist, Aristarchus first suggest?
that Earth moves around the sun
What did Ptolemy use to design a system of lines drawn on a map?
latitude and longitude
What did Aristotle do after collecting information about many types of animals and plants?
He organized and divided into groups
What elements of Greek architecture does the U.S. Capitol have?
the use of columns and pediments
What ideas in theaters built today come from Greeks?
The rows of seats rise steeply from the stage so everyone in the audience can see and hear
What was the purpose of the first Olympics?
to honor the Greek god Zeus
How do today's Olympics Games reflect ancient Greek customs?
During the opening ceremony, an athlete lights the Olympic flame
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