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The ancient Greeks gave many contributions to the western civilization They gave the Pythagorean Theory Hippocratic Oath limited democracy and more Today those contributions benefit us Pythagoras gave the Pythagorean Theory to us He made a formula a2b2c2 this formula is used to calculate the relationship between the sides of a right triangle Euclid was a Greek mathematician and is often called the father of geometry He put together scientifically arranged and wrote portions of the mathematics textbook Elements Very little is known about Euclids life The place and date of his birth are uncertain though it is known that he taught mathematics at the Museum an institute in Alexandria Egypt With the help of math and observation skills the astronomer Aristarchus argued that the Earth rotated on its axis and orbited around the sun This theory was not accepted until almost 2000 years later Another astronomer Eratosthenes showed that the Earth was round and calculated the circumference Archimedes the most famous Hellenistic scientist made practical objects using the principles of physics He mastered the use of the lever and pully used today in everyday life People watched in amaze as one of his inventions drew a ship onto shore The Hippocratic oath is a promise made by doctors allowing them to swear to help the sick according to my ability and judgment but never with a view to injury and wrong and to protect privacy of patients A Greek physician Hippocrates created this oath He studied the cause of illnesses and found the cures His oath set ethical standards for doctors He lived from 460 BC to about 377 BC We have to obey our laws Our government keeps us safe Our government is Democracy a government by the people Pericles preferred democracy to any other type of government Democracy allowed people no matter what social status to have a saying in political issues Athens was a direct democracy Under this system a large
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