What were some contributions of Mycenaeans to Greek culture?
Art, the arts, architecture and building
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Note I copy pasted this from a website "Http://socyberty.com" THIS IS NOT MY OWN! Give the cited site credit! . Have you ever wondered who invented geometry, all those theorems and postulates; over a hundred to remember? Why couldn't they just make it simple and get rid of the useless postulates… and theorems? Should we just get rid of them? Well then we would be arguing with the greatest ancient civilization before Rome; Greece. One person might say, "Who cares? They are long gone; that was over 2000 years ago." Actually, many people care, people come from all around to look at our nation's capital building and The White House, both of which were built with Greco-Roman architecture . The same style used by the Greeks who originally used it. Now, if the geometry theorems go then we must also get rid of the white house because it has some Greek aspects to it, we wouldn't want to be hypocrites, would we? The truth that many people don't know is that Greece had a major impact on the development of western civilization.. The Greeks made gigantic leaps in the fields of math science, and medicine, some of their ideas still hold true today. Ok, back to those theorems. All those math students out there should know that the man behind the geometrical madness is a man by the name of Euclid, living around the time of 300 B.C. One of his most basic theorems was this one, recovered from his book, Elements , "Proposition 15, THEOREM: If two straight lines cut on another, the vertical, or opposite, angles shall be equal." ( Elements , Euclid, 300 B.C.) That specific book, Elements was used in universities all the way until about the 1900's. That's a long time for a book to go unchanged, no one could have stated his theorems better, or rewrite his lessons. He is the father of geometry and no once can take that away from him. So if you're stuck on geometry and need another source, look up Euclid, he will set you straight. Another great man of the mathematics and sciences was Hippocrates, not to be confused with the word hypocrite. This man was one of medicine, the first "doctor" if you will. He was revolutionary in his techniques of healing; he used science to help people with stomachaches, earaches, toothaches, and some sicknesses. This great man lives from around 460 B.C. to 377 B.C. the reason I said he was quite the opposite of a hypocrite was the fast that he created an oath that he and all his pupils had to take before practicing medicine, "I will follow that treatment which, according to my ability and judgment, I will consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is harmful. I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked nor suggest any such adviceâ¦" (Excerpt from the Hippocratic Oath, Hippocrates.) As you can clearly see, he was a man of truth, for there are no loopholes in his oath. He practiced medicine for the good of his patients; he was a man of honor. So what, he made an oath, what is big deal? It wouldn't be such a big deal, but the fact that every licensed doctor today must have been able to recite this oath, so next time you visit the doctor, ask him about it, see if he still knows it. This is no reflection on the doctor if they don't know it; trust your doctors.. The Greeks are also remembered for their philosophers and their desire for athletic competition. Three of their greatest philosophers were students of the last one, they were revolutionary, creating schools and educating the masses. These three men's legacy started with Socrates, but because Socrates wrote absolutely no books, much of what we know is from Plato's books (his student). He was a great philosopher for the one question he repeatedly asked passerby, "What is the greatest good?" (14) He would listen to people's responses and analyze them using a method called the Socratic Method, and early version of the Scientific Method, he would pose a hypothesis and try to answer it. Sadly, because of his frequent questioning, he began to assume that the gods weren't as powerful as every one said they were. So when he was seventy years old he was put on trial, as a heretic, poisoning the minds of youths, and disrespecting the gods. He was sentenced to death by hemlock, a quick toxin. His student Plato was distraught from his mentor's death, so he fled Greece to ponder hid thoughts. When he returned ten years later, he set up a school called the Academy. In one of his most famous books. Republic , Plato expressed his distaste for democracy, because it had put Socrates to death. He promoted reform his ideal society was, "three classes: workers to produce necessities of life, soldiers to defend the state, and philosophers to rule." (15) This you might agree with and you might not, but at least he was trying to think outside of the box, which what made Greece great. His most famous student's name was Aristotle; he contributed largely to the Western Civilization by his ideal forms of government. In his book, Politics , he wrote, "And the rule of law, it is argued, is preferable to that of any individual. On the same principle, even if it be better for certain individuals to govern, they should be made only guardians and ministers of the law." ( Politics , Aristotle) The way this principle worked is that none stood above the law. This ideal is now at the heart of many governments all over the world, even ours. His other writings on politics, ethics, biology, and literature were used as course guides when universities began appearing the 1500's. The Olympics, were also originated in Greece, they were an event held every four years to have the individual city-states compete for athletic superiority. Of course we take it much more seriously in this day and age, but it still does the same thing that it did back then, it brought nations together, to converse and share ideas.. Architectural style is a big thing that Greece gave to us but no one ever notices. The Parthenon, the Greek house of the gods, was constructed mainly of pillars supporting a triangular roof. The pillars are grooved vertically and fan out at the top to form a design of some sort. Notice this on any houses? How about a big white one in Washington D. C? The Greeks also carved into marble and other rocks as designs for the top of the temple, we replicate that with intricate masonry on our churches. "The Discus Thrower" (DBQ8) is one of the first stone masterpieces of its time, and stonework carried over to later civilization. Is stone carving was never thought of, we wouldn't have works, like "The Thinker" and "David.". So, do we really want to get rid of those theorems after all? We would have to throw out all the other Greek contributions. If we did then there goes society as we know it, Thank you Euclid for your complex geometric thinking, without is we would be still trying to figure volume by guessing with sand. Thank you Hippocrates for your medical treatments. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, thank you for you out of the box thinking, we sure did need it. And thank you to the people of Greece, for the Olympics to bring us together. And for your architectural, ideas, and for you art, we would be very plain without them. Greece played a major role in the creation of civilization of the west. (MORE)
Mycenaeans and Minoans traded by sea. Sending out ships to tradegoods such as food, pottery and anything which had value.Mycenaeans used imported foods from other countries. And also soldtheir high quality pottery. They became wealthy through this.
Answer . Some Agricultural and scientific contributions of acient Egypt are: Math, Beer, and a Calendar
Fortresses What political and ethic ideas did Greek philosophers make How did Mycenaen civilizations affect the later Greeks
The Minoans believed in afterlife and that gods are less importantthan goddess. In the other hand there was no record in theMycenaean cultures that there was any god or goddess.
drama, theater stuff, poetry,& architecture. that question was right off my homework and it's right out of my social studies book.
Answer . Architecture (the Parthenon), painting, sculpture (Myron, Phidias), philosophy (Thales, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle), mathematics (Pythagorus, Euclid), medicine (Hippocrates), drama (comedies by Aristophanes [Clouds], tragedies by Sophocles [Oedipus Rex] and Euripidies [The Trojan Women])… (MORE)
Greek culture affects the American culture today in many ways. First of all, some of the architectual designs used thousands of years ago are still useful, and comonly used in many important and famous American buildings today. Some examples would be the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House, which …both use the Ancient Greecian columbs to keep the building standing strong. (MORE)
Mycenaean civilization is considered the prototype of Greekcivilization. They developed the style of city-building that wouldbe used by all of the Greek city-states.
Math: the circumference of the earth was only off by less than 200 miles! geogrophy: they divided earth into 5 climant zones which still are used today democracy philosophy theatre olympic games and many many many more!!
America is heavily influenced by Greek architecture. You can rarely go anywhere in the U.S. Without seeing columns on large buildings like banks, theatres, the White House, and the Lincoln Memorial.
They traded and made treaties with the western world making themselfs and the western world richer in money, supplies and religion "Mathematics One example of Islamic origins of Western mathematical education is the system of Arabic numeral notation and decimals. These numbering and counting sys…tems (called 'Arabic numerals') were developed by Muslim mathematicians, and are still in use today. The words "zero" and "algebra" are derived from their original Arabic names. Muslim scholars can take "credit for rescuing the useful zero from the heart of India and putting it to work in the elaboration of the decimal system, without which the achievements of modern science would be impossible" (Cobb, 1965). As just one illustration, Zahoor and Haq (1997) explain the importance of the symbol for "zero" as a critical step to the arithmetic of positions. With the implementation of the Arabic numbering system, elementary calculations were perfected and the relationships among the equal and the unequal and prime numbers, and squares and cubes, were elaborated. Definition of algebra led to discussion of geometry. In about 820 A.D., the mathematician Al-Khawarizmi wrote a textbook of Algebra in examples (subsequently translated into Latin), which was used by Western scholars as recently as the 16 th century (Zahoor & Haq). Language Mathematics is not the only subject influenced by Islam. Many common words in English and some of the European languages have been drawn from Arabic words. Some examples of English words of Arabic origin are admiral (AMEER AL-Ma'), alchemy, alcohol, algebra, almanac, attar, candy, cotton, gazelle, henna, gibraltar, giraffe, jar, jasmine, kohl, lemon, safari, sesame, sharif, sherbet, sofa, spinach, and wadi. Muessig and Allen (1962) acknowledge Western education's debt to Islam and assert that it would be difficult to find a course or field without Islamic influence, even though it may not be presented as such. A high school home economics teacher, for example, may use food names with an Islamic origin, such as sugar. An arithmetic teacher presenting a lesson on the importance of zero as a place-holder may not realize that the term is of Arabic origin. High school algebra instructors use words of Arabian origin, and teach concepts developed by Muslims. A professor in the science of pharmacy may not realize that Islamic scholars were pioneers in this field, as well. An Islamic inspiration is evident in western literature, as well. For instance, Robinson Crusoe by Defoe is sourced in "Message from Hai Ben Yakzan," which was written by the Muslim philosopher Ibn Tofail. "The Arabian Nights" has been repeatedly published worldwide, and its stories have affected many writers.  Muslims encouraged the accessibility of library materials to the general public, and the spreading of general enlightenment. Public and private libraries in Islamic civilizations reflect that books were often read. Various sources report that Al-Hakam gathered some 600,000 volumes in Al-Andalus. To compare this to later collections, the Royal Library of France was said to have only 900 volumes approximately 400 years later (see Muessig & Allen, 1962, p. 152). In that era, some hospitals and clinics even had libraries. Durant (1950, vol. 4, pp. 330-331) mentions that great hospitals would often provide professional storytellers for the sleepless. Thus, knowledge was a gateway to serve the community. Science Great volumes of Arabic and Greek scientific research were translated into Latin during the 12 th and 13 th centuries, which had a great impact upon the European Renaissance. Another example of the influence of Islamic learning on the West can be noted in the organized translation into Latin of many Islamic scholarly works in such fields as science and philosophy. Muslims in the medieval ages refined and applied the experimental methods of science and attitude. They studied mathematics, medicine, chemistry, astronomy, geography, and other academic areas. Working in laboratories was a customary part of their research efforts. Their methods of gathering information in a systematic fashion were quite workable, and have provided a foundation for the systems in use today. Muslims had established laboratories over one thousand years ago in which they conducted experiments and published their discoveries, without which Lavoisier would not have been able to produce anything in his field. Modern chemistry is sourced in the research and experimentation of Muslim scientists, which is demonstrated in such great scientific discoveries as steam, electricity, telegraphy, telephony, and radio signals (Zahoor & Haq, 1997). Avicenna in his Canon of Medicine (al-Qanun fi at-tibb) became the most authoritative medical text of the Middle Ages, and was used in European medical schools, passing through numerous editions. Western scholars recognize that this text has been revered as a medical bible for a longer period than any other work (Cobb, 1965 and Myers 1964). It is a systematic encyclopedia based, for the most part, on the achievements of Greek physicians of the Roman imperial age and other Arabic works and, to a lesser extent, on Avicenna' own experiences (his own clinical notes were lost during his journeys). Encyclopaedia Britannica (2000) calls the Canon of Medicine the world's most famous single book in the history of medicine. Gobb (1963) in his book Islamic Contribution to Civilization , studied Islamic history in depth in an appreciative and cordial manner. About significant contributions made by Muslims he says; "For more than five centuries that civilization not only led the world in science, but was the only portion of mankind actively engaged in the systematic pursuit of knowledge" (p. 5). Education Perhaps the most profound and vital contribution of Muslims to educational theory is demonstrated by their advocacy of universal, free education. Islam encourages the education of capable boys and girls of all stations of life, and the acceptance of teachers of different races and persuasions. Long before western Europeans championed the concept of educational opportunities for everyone, the Muslims had implemented this philosophy in a variety of ways. In many respects, Muslims predated Western educational practices by over a millennium. Muslims were the first to structure higher education as we know it, and there is a clear influence on Western scholarship by Islamic institutions. Bait al-Hikma, the first recorded Muslim university, was established early in the 9 th century. The Muslims passed on the concept of specialization of universities within a narrow range of subjects, endowed chairs, scholarships for the needy, public financial support, establishment of endowments, auditing of courses, organization of academic disciplines, and student selection of field and advisor. Many Western scholars were included among the students -- men who later became Catholic Popes and church scholars, university professors, authors, scientists, and physicians (Muessig & Allen, 1962). Children of even the lowest socioeconomic status are entitled to know the romance of learning. There are many examples of desperately poor Islamic students who obtained an education and who subsequently became eminent scholars in their own right, to whom others would come seeking knowledge. Bilal Bin Rabah and Ata' Bin Abi Rabah are clear examples of students taking advantage of these opportunities. Islam lifts its adherents above consciousness of race or color, establishing an effective brotherhood in the name of Allah. Islam has established a legacy of outstanding moral guidelines, which there is a crying need for in contemporary society. The propagation of Islamic virtues would eliminate the dissension caused by racial discrimination among peoples (Toynbee, 1957, p. 205). God tells us in the Holy Qur'an , "And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colours. Verily in these are signs for those who know" (30:22)." See the related link for further information. (MORE)
The Mycenaeans were Greek. Their culture flourished from circa 1700BC to circa 1100 BC in mainland Greece but also expanded to theAegean islands, Crete, Asia Minor and southern Italy. They arenamed after the site of Mycenae, where the most famous (and one ofthe largest) palaces was found.
"One of the key issues in philosophy is what constitutes a moral life, which entails questions of the meaning of happiness and its importance, the definition of moral character and its necessity, conflicts between the two elements, and the question of what other elements are necessary for living a g…ood life. http://www.mrls.com. "Happiness can be identified not as an element in living the good life but as the act of living the good life. Aristotle indicates this with reference to the issue of wisdom. For Aristotle, practical wisdom means knowledge concerning the good life and how to achieve it. http://www.mrls.com. In addition, for Aristotle the good life is the happy life, and everything that is good is good only as it leads to and is conducive to human happiness. Aristotle argues that not all ends are final ends, and some are the means to other ends. Yet there has to be a final end in sight or the process would be infinite and never reach the good, the chief good that is something final. http://www.mrls.com. There can be only one final end, and that is the end human beings are seeking. Identifying what this is requires a consideration of its nature and the nature of competing goals." http://www.mrls.com. "One of the key issues in philosophy is what constitutes a moral life, which entails questions of the meaning of happiness and its importance, the definition of moral character and its necessity, conflicts between the two elements, and the question of what other elements are necessary for living a good life. http://www.mrls.com. "Happiness can be identified not as an element in living the good life but as the act of living the good life. Aristotle indicates this with reference to the issue of wisdom. For Aristotle, practical wisdom means knowledge concerning the good life and how to achieve it. http://www.mrls.com. In addition, for Aristotle the good life is the happy life, and everything that is good is good only as it leads to and is conducive to human happiness. Aristotle argues that not all ends are final ends, and some are the means to other ends. Yet there has to be a final end in sight or the process would be infinite and never reach the good, the chief good that is something final. http://www.mrls.com. There can be only one final end, and that is the end human beings are seeking. Identifying what this is requires a consideration of its nature and the nature of competing goals." http://www.mrls.com (MORE)
Some cultural contributions of the Aztecs are . Cultural:Gold Bars,Temples,Pottery,etc. . Scientific:Aztecs Calender,Witch Craft,Medicine,etc. .
Some of the greatest achievements in the Greek culture of ancienttimes are found in the areas of art and science, as they valuedcreativity, on one hand, and, on the other, the acquisition of sureknowledge in more influential ways than other ancientcivilizations. Their discovery (or, invention) of de…mocracy, ifonly in limited form, is yet another of their greatestachievements. (MORE)
The Minoan civilization was a civilization lost for years and is belived to may be the lost city of Atlantis. It was a rich civilization buried under a hill of dust which is believed to have beeen caused by a great eruption on Crete by its volcano. This volcano eruption was told to have cause tsunam…is through the ocean, burring the land, and burring it in dust. The eruption was guessed to have been so bad that the smoke traveled around the world givinng of days of darkness in which crops didnt seem to grow. Another factor of the Minoan civilization was that they were very peaceful and didn't like to fight at all. there lives were full of peace wisdom and wealth and is a great mystery for all to search. It is believed that the minoans knew of the eruption before hand because not many bodies were found. Also something equisit found about the minoans is that they had running water and there houses were like mantions. They are a very intresting group of people to research so i advise checking them out. However the myceneans were a volgor group of people. they loved to fight and cause trouble and seize power. another prediction about the downflal of the minoans is that the myceneans took over there land and mixed their cultures. (MORE)
Much of Rome's culture and technology originated with the Greeks. The Roman pantheon of deities, including Jupiter/Jove, Venus, Mars and Ceres, were based on the Greek pantheon. For example, Jupiter was based on the chief Greek god, Zeus, and Venus on the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Roman scul…pture was very reminiscent of Greek and Hellenic sculpture, in terms of themes, styles and materials. The only difference was that at some times in Roman history, Roman sculpture reflected reality, whereas the Greek was always idealised. Building styles, such as the Doric and Ionic columns, porticoed buildings and marble buildings, was also borrowed from Greece. Although the basic ideas were borrowed from Greece, the Romans improved and elaborated on the concepts to make them "Roman". (MORE)
Both societies reigned and traded in and around the aegean sea. They had very similar religions, which revered 1 goddess. They had the same palace layout of an open sanctuary for all except a few rooms reserved for nobles. They both used metal frequently for a variety of purposes.
the mycenaean civilization were very tight people who lived for many years without isious and is a very sucsess full group of people and thy not allowed to see the future without the future to be fortold, the goddess of the mornfull cry the moan of the one who died the shinning light before the sun …rise the one before the many fortold told bye the man who lead the people into the battle verse Troy a crupt city indead for though many things that had not been seen the many few people saw what awoke into the eyes of the lord of the sun and the god of the moon the darkness arrises and so does the people. (MORE)
As they were 2 of the 3 first major greek civilizations (the first was the Cycladic) their influence was great.The Minoan civ specially in maritime technology and in architecture and the Mycenaean civ in language and in the organization of the state.
Both societies reigned and traded in and around the Aegean sea.They had very similar religions, which revered 1 goddess. They hadthe same palace layout of an open sanctuary for all except a fewrooms reserved for nobles. They both used metal frequently for avariety of purposes. The Mycenaean also cop…ied the style of theMinoans thinking it was cooler and more stylish. Mycenaean copiedoff of the Minoans by stealing the way they build ships andnavigate (MORE)
Greeks offered most aspects of civilization to the world.. They first of all offered Logic (see Aristotle and his monumental masterpieve "Î¤Î¿ ÎÏÎ³Î±Î½Î¿Î½") and Philosophy. Most modern philosophical currents are based either on Plato or Aristotle.. A non-complete list of thing…s Greeks have offered to the world includes geometry (see Euclid), medicine (see Hippokratis), theatre (see Aesclylus), mathematics (see Thales), astronomy (see Aristarhos), language (all languages are based on Greek - see relative articles for Greek words existing by the thousands in all modern languages), music (see the Pythagorean system of numbers-in-music), democracy (see Pericles). (MORE)
Îycenaeans were the inhabitants of Mycenae, an ancient city in Greece, who developed the Mycenaean Civilization .
they liked to play video games and watch tv but most of all they loved to text..
although one can't describe a whole culture in a paragraph.... Date: circa 1600 - 1050 BC. Location: mainly Southern Greece (recently archaeological finds extend the borders well into modern-day northern greece), the Aegean, Crete, Cyprus. Significance: The first (testified) Greek civilisatio…n. The decipherment of the mycenaean script (known as Linear B) proved that they spoke and wrote a form of Greek. A number of citadel-palaces were the centres of control (Mycenae being the most famous - giving its name to the whole culture). It was a warrior society which influenced later generations and gave birth to the mythical age of Greece (the Iliad, the Odyssey and other mythological cycles). (MORE)
There are various paths/belief systems within paganism that believe in the existence of the Greek gods. One such path is known as Hellenismos, a religion that is attempting to reconstruct the ancient Greek faith.
he wrote the history of the peoplonisean war and fought as an Athens in the war against Sparta. He aslo had created a speech.
The Inca made advances in engineering, art, and medicine. The Inca used a tool called a quipu. The Inca used this tool as a record keeping system. Since they had no system of writing, the quipu was very important. The Inca used the quipu to keep track of trade goods, military troops, and populat…ions in the territory. Another type of quipu helped the Inca recall their history. (MORE)
Romans were not that original they copied a lot of ideas from the greeks, but we did adapted the calendar that Julius ceaser improve, that used to be the greeks.
There is a blank page in Greece between 1200 and 1050 BCE between the fading Mycenaean civilisation and the beginning of Doric cultural traces. So whether the Dorians directly replaced the Mycenaeans is unknown. Or was ther some other invader who destroyed the Mycenaean culture and the Dorians moved… in later. We don't really know, and little concrete evidence emerged from these dark ages for another three centuries. (MORE)
the mycenaeans were influenced my the minoans culture because the mycenaeans built palaces on hilltops, just like the minoans did. the only difference is that the mycenaeans DID have walls built around their palaces but the minoans didn't. hope this helps!
The period in time that followed the dominance of the Minoans and Myceneans was called the Dark Ages.
You have asked a wide-ranging question with many hundreds ofdetails in its answer. I'll provide a few examples. The long, rich history of Judaism gives the western world much ofits shape today. Many of the laws, traditions, culture and valuesare directly attributable to Judaism. 1) The Jews' monothe…istic religious tradition shaped the Westernbeliefs about God. 2) The 7-day week, including a day of rest for everyone. 3) The concept of morality was also the work of the Hebrews,including the dignity and value of a person. Women's rights alsowere carefully maintained in this ancient culture. Israelite womencould own property, could initiate court cases, could have theirown servants, and could own fields and businesses; and the Torahspecifies marital rights for women (Exodus 21:10). Today's lawsgiving women equal rights under the law are a by-product ofJudaism. 4) Under Israelite law, everyone had recourse to the courts. Achild, widow, wife, etc., could initiate legal action against anycitizen to redress perpetrated harm. Compare this to thosesocieties in which only mature, land-owning males had any legalstatus. 5) What is customary to be eaten in Western society is a reflectionof much of the Judaic dietary law. With the exception of the pig,Western society does not eat species not contained in kosher law.Owls, mice, insects, rats, snakes, cats and dogs are not eaten bymost Westerners and it is a direct result of Jewish culture. 6) Parents are responsible for teaching children. Illiteracy amongIsraelites, in every generation, was rare. Universal education inthe Western world is taken for granted today, yet this is a recentdevelopment. In Judaism, however, it goes back 3300 years. Judaismhas always maintained that education is the highest goal of man inhis pursuit of Godliness. This tradition has now been passed on toWestern culture. 7) Infants are to be protected and cared for, whether or not theyturned out to be the gender you were hoping for. Compare this tosocieties in which unhealthy babies, or females, were killed. 8) Cruelty to animals is not acceptable. 9) Government is accountable to a higher authority. In otherancient societies, the monarch was all-powerful. Among theIsraelites, however, the king was under the constant scrutiny ofthe Divinely-informed prophets, who didn't hesitate to castigatehim publicly for any misstep in the sight of God. And, other thanfor the crime of rebellion, the king couldn't punish any citizen byhis own decision. He was obligated by the Torah-procedures likeeveryone else. 10) A robber repays double to his victim, or works it off. Cuttingoff the hands of a robber is a punishable crime. Debtors are notimprisoned or harmed. They are made to sell property and/or work torepay what they owe. Compare this to the Roman practice by whichanyone could accuse a man of owing them money and the debtor couldbe killed. Western jurisprudence in general is based in part upon Judaic Torahobservance. A quick look at the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) andthe laws that follow (Exodus ch.21-23) gives a very good summary ofmost modern law. 11) It is the responsibility of the community to support the widow,the orphan, the poor, and the stranger passing through. It is important to note that every one of the above was institutedamong the Hebrews (a.k.a. the Israelites) thousands of yearsearlier than in other nations. Here's just one example: Aristotle,who was among the greatest of the Greeks, and Seneca, the famousRoman, both write that killing one's young babies is perfectlyacceptable. (MORE)
The Roman gods were inspired by the Greek gods (eg. Zeus became Jupiter). They were the same gods with different names.
Many contributions to mathematics, astronomy, medical fields of surgery and treatments, biology, anatomy, human rights, ...etc. Refer to link and question below for more information.
Since they were sea traders they traded with many other countries,and they exchanged ideas. In addition they spread their culturethrough conquering other countries
The Mycenaean civilization declined over time. Mycenaean kingdoms fought one another, and earthquakes destroyed their palace fortresses.
They had taken on the customs and the culture by blending in and started to get used to the u.s. culture and customs.
Other cultures were influenced by ancient Greek culture because they had established so many colonies throughout the Mediterranean Sea. Westerly at least as far as Sicily and the Southern Italian peninsula, Greek colonies came into contact with other cultures. Many of which were not as advanced as t…he Greeks and by this they were influenced in a positive way. Greeks also expanded into the eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea and came into contact with peoples in Syria, Judea among other nations. Their "Hellenistic" culture brought with them the great philosophers of ancient Greece and methods of government. Greek culture also became an influence because of the Roman empire. In many ways, the conquered Greeks, became a significant influence in ancient Rome. As Rome expanded, it not only brought with them Roman culture but also the Hellenistic culture of Greece. (MORE)
I think that the contribution Jackie Chan has made to American culture is most evident in the fact that his name has entered urban slang as either a verb or an adjective. To 'jackie chan' something is to do something awesome, and is usually used to describe some amazing action you accomplished that …required quick reflexes, agility, creativity and style. Some examples: "Did you see me jackie chan that jump?" "I totally jackie chan-ned that move." "Just jackie chan it." (MORE)
ANSWER 1: a crap economy ANSWER 2: don't listen to the idiot who wrote the first answer well some contributions, to name a few, are: . plays and dramas . democracy . the olympics . mathematics . science . philosphy (kinda ties in with science and mathematics) Those are all i… can name "off the bat" if you know what i mean, but i am sure there are more. just yahoo it (since a recent study just a year ago shows that yahoo has more accurate results than google, yet i still doubt that study) (MORE)
ok so one of the effects is that athena had a baby but she didntknow she was having a baby because she was on her period and no onethought that was humanly((or goddessly)) possible. but it happenedshe followed up on the birth and thats the story of how there arechildren in the world.
Philosophy for one. Athens was home to some of the greatest Greek philosophers, including the big three that every philosophy class studies today (Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle). Art was also a major contribution. As the center of learning in Greece, and for some time in the Roman Empire, Athens dr…ew the greatest artist, architects, philosophers, writers, playwrights, etc. to study and learn, as well as teach and publish their own ideas. Probably Athens most important contribution was democracy, which gave power to the people. It spread quickly through Athenian colonies and some of her neighbors, including Rome, which created out of it the republic. Athens also built a strong navy and a decent army, which turn Greece sort of into a US Congress of sorts. One side with the conservative Spartans, the other with the more liberal Athenians. Other city-states began to gather around these super powers making them the only major threats within Greece. (MORE)
The stories about them became the folklore of the Greek world afterit began to stabilise and spread throughout the Mediterraneanlittoral, and became a unifying core for the diverse peoples whocalled themselves Hellenes (Greeks).
The Romans and the Greeks shared the same gods, though underdifferent names. They had similar, though not identical outlooks onthe world. They both believed that their cultures were superior toall other cultures, allowing them to refer to outsiders asBarbarians. They both developed a slave culture i…n which wealthycitizens bought and sold slaves for manual labor, for crafts andskills, and, sometimes as the educators of the young. (MORE)
Greek culture were alike in Religion. Both religions were polytheistic. For the rest, the Romans acquired similarities with the greeks though the great influence the latter exerted on them. The Romans were deeply influenced by the Greeks and the Roman elites looked up to them. The first professiona…l teachers in Rome were Greeks from southern Italy and education was modelled on that of the Greeks. The children of the rich received an education in both Latin and Greek and were fluent in Greek. The pinnacle of their education was a stay in Greece to study Greek philosophy. The Romans had Greek libraries as well as Latin libraries. They adopted the Epicurean and the Stoic schools of Greek philosophy. Their architecture and sculpture were modelled on Greek styles. The influence of Greek mythology came through the absorption of elements of Greek religion. Greek influence started very early on in Roman history. The Greeks established colonies (settlements) in southern Italy in the 8th and 7th century BC. Being a more advanced civilisation, their arrival had a big impact on all the Italic peoples they came in contact with during the archaic (early) period. This led to the adoption and adaptation of the western Greek alphabet by all Italic peoples, including the Latins (the Romans were Latins). Greek motifs for pottery decoration and Greek architectural styles were adopted by the Etruscans. Etruscan civilisation arose out of trade with and influence by these Greeks in what has been called the orientalising period. Recent archaeological evidence has shown that the archaic Latins were also involved in this process and that there was influence by the Greeks of Cumae (a Greek city near Naples) as well as the Etruscans. Already the 6th century BC the Romans started using the books of the Sibyls who were Greek oracles, some of whom lived in the mentioned Greek city of Cumae near Naples. They also adopted the Greek god Apollo, who was an oracular god (that is, he was the god of the oracles) and built the Temple of Apollo Medicus (the doctor) in in 431 BC. Apollo's son, who mediated Apollo's association with medicine and healing, was also adopted. The Senate was instructed to build a temple in his honour by the Sybils in 293 BC. The Romans also procured a statue of him from Greece. The Romans adopted the Greek twin gods Castor and Pollux and the mythology associated with them by the late 5th century. They turned Heracles, the Greek mythological hero (whom they called Hercules) into a god because he was said to have killed Cacus, a fire-breathing giant who was terrorising the Roman countryside. During the Second Punic War (218-202 BC) they 'imported' Cybele (whom they called Magna Mater, Great Mother) because Sibyls said that with this Rome could defeat Carthage. Besides adopting some Greek gods, at one point the Romans linked their gods to the Greek gods and their associated mythologies. The Romans adopted Greek columns for their temples and porticoes and the three orders (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian) the Greeks used to style them. They also developed composite orders which were a mixture of these orders. With contact with mainland Greece, there was also influence from this part of the Greek world. From Augustus onwards, the Romans modelled their statues on the Hellenistic ones. They made copies of statues by the great classical and Hellenistic sculptors of Greece so that they could model theirs on these artists. They adopted Greek medicine and Greek sports. They adopted and improved on the Greek cranes and ballista, a crossbow-like catapult. Latin tragedies and comedies and theatre were based on the Greek ones. Roman theatre architecture was inspired by that of the Greeks. However, whilst the seating of Greek theatres were always built on hillsides, the Romans also built theatres with their own foundations which could be built on flat land. (MORE)
The Trojan War legends did give the independent Greek city-states acommon cultural basis, but it was just background - they understoodthat their real origins lay with the different peoples who made upthe Greek world - Achaeans, Dorians, Ionians, Aeolians etc, and itwas primarily these groupings whic…h guided their cultures, andoverall they were conscious of their own city-state. Thesedivisions were at the basis of friendships and enmities whichinfluenced relationships. (MORE)
Because the Trojan prince Paris had seduced Helen, wife of kingMenelaus of Sparta, and abducted her to Troy. Before Helen marriedMenelaus, a great number of royal suitors had tried to marry her.When she finally had chosen one, the others swore a solemn oath tocome to the aid of the bridegroom if any…one picked a quarrel withhim. That was the reason that so many Greek kings and heroes andtheir warriors participated in the Trojan war. (MORE)
Why was the period following the end of the Mycenaean civilization called the Dark Age What happened to Greek culture during this time period?
The Dark Ages were from 1100 BC to 700Bc in Greece. We call thisperiod this way because we know very little about it. After theDorians appeared on the peninsula and invaded the territory, nopalaces were built.There were city-states that often quarrelledThey traded and set up colonies along the shore…s of theMediterranean Sea, They took over the Phoenician alphabet, had goodsoldiers, started the formation of the hoplite phalanx, in citiespeople fought against the tyrants. (MORE)