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Four thousand years ago the humanities were introduced by the Ancient Greeks The men began to record their feelings and ideas in the form of architecture sculpture plays and paintings which make up the humanities These numerous artists writers and politicians set the foundation for the whole world to build on Our current government buildings literature and sculpture all have their roots in the Classical Greeks Aside from the drama and art even the first governments that developed in Classical Greek are still in power today only with modifications brought about by the elapsed time periods Greek drama which signifies things done arose out of festivals that were held in the early spring to honor Dionysus god of wine These dramas started out as songs and dance but retold religious stories They were improved as time went on and developed two specific types still popular today which were comedy and tragedy Thespis a Greek dramatist introduced tragedy to the world and the first actor which were known as thespians or hupokrites From the early actors known as hupokrites was where the version of the word we know as hypocrites a person who plays a false role began Tragedies are stories that arouse the feeling of sadness awe fear or pity and the character brings about a downfall by a tragic flaw Although introduced by Thespis later writers such as Aeschylus Socrates and Menedor also improved the Greek Tragedy by their plays and input Menedor whom constructed many excellent plots also gave us some famous sayings still used today such as whom the gods love die young which has been translated into our society as being the good die young The Greek tragedy influenced writers from then on and improved only with time but also the early tragedies laid the foundations for many of the worlds classic Literature pieces Some of these include Shakespeares tragedies such as Hamlet Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet although they
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