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The Greeks contributed many things to todays society Their ideas were extremely innovative and they lived in a time of great discoveries Their influence has touched on subjects such as philosophy politics medicine math and art to name just a few The men who developed these important ideas many years ago benefit each one of us and have an important effect on todays culture There are many famous Greek philosophers One of the most famous is Socrates Socrates believed in a persons character virtue and justice He thought that no person is purposely bad instead they are bad because they are ignorant He also believed if one was virtuous he had knowledge and knew what was right Therefore that virtuous persons actions were good and just That can be applied to todays society by looking at the importance we put on education and giving knowledge to each otherAnother great philosopher was Aristotle His views looked at human nature and later influenced politics Aristotle believed in the I Philosophy This philosophy stresses the individual It is directly related to the concept of the republic On the other hand the concept of communism is associated with the We Philosophy as discovered by Pericles This concept states that the whole is greater than its parts Both of these ideas are very important parts of politics as we know it todayThe Greeks also had a great effect on medicine Today doctors take the Hippocratic Oath when they become physicians This is a direct effect of the work of Hippocrates He was a man who believed in using science to treat the ill rather than using less exact methods like superstition as was common in that day Because of the work of Hippocrates medicine as we know it today was formedAnother area where the Greeks have had a lot of influence is mathematics Euclid was a very respected mathematician His research and discoveries in geometry and other areas of
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