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The Greeks made some contributions to the development of medicine but they basically still believed in the supernatural How far do you agree The Greeks lived between 1500BC and 500BC and had a vast empire which stretched from the bottom of the Black Sea to the bottom of Egypt and from what we now call Greece to the borders of India and China Generally I do not agree that basically believed in the supernatural because although many early Greeks in particular were very dependent on supernatural power I believe that the Greeks built the foundations for many medical theories which were to stand for thousands of years In 800BC Greek civilization began Towns and cities like Athens and Sparta were developed and people began to settle down and live a much more civilized life The Greeks became very knowledgeable as they often communicated ideas with other people from other places Their way of life was more settled than previous civilizations and this led them to having more time to think about such things as medicine The Greek communities were also known for their trade and because of the geographical positioning of their empire they naturally became a trading centre which was visited by many people from across the globe These people often brought with them new ideas that were then developed by the Greeks and some are still used even today Great philosophical thinkers had much time on their hands as like the Egyptians the Greeks were rich They made their wealth from farming and trade in which the slaves did much of the work This left the wealthy time to be educated and discuss new ideas Soon they began to question the role of the gods They thought that the body worked without the aid of supernatural power and that there were more rational explanations for the contraction of diseases and illnesses One of these great men was Hipocrates Hippocrates was
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