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No matter how advanced or more knowledgeable we are compared to ancient civilizations we cannot say that what they contributed did not affect us directly From simple things such as fire to more complex things such as the concept of time or complicated architecture ancient inventors and other intellectuals paved the way for modern developments Without the research and curiosity of our forefathers we would not know AND have what we know and have today One of the major contributors to modern knowledge was the Greeks They gave us knowledge in the fields of math through Pythagoras and his theorem on right triangles and Science through Aristotles study of biology and Democritus study of atoms Of course although some may see their philosophies and beliefs to be inapplicable to todays society Socrates Platos and Aristotles philosophies changed the way people think and greatly affected the development of many western cultures and even our own The first in line of the 3 great philosophers of Greece was Socrates Born in Athens in 469 BC he was born in a relatively poor family His father Sophroniscus was a sculptor and his mother Phaenarete was a mid-wife Socrates himself was a sculptor but he was never really good at it And although he was poor he was able to marry and raise a family There is a story told that one day his friend Chaerephon asked an Oracle in Delphi whether or not there was someone wiser than Socrates Strangely the oracle answered No When Socrates heard about this he was puzzled as to why the Oracle answered in that way He figured that maybe it was some sort of a riddle for he thought that he possessed no special wisdom at all In order to find out Socrates decided to talk with the various town folks of Athens such as the doctors scholars sophists and basically anyone who was willing to
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