Which ancient civilization was the most influential?
The Ancient Hellenic (Greek) civilizations. They gave us the ideas of a republic and governance as well as learning and philosophy. They laid the foundations of modern science and gave birth to modern maths, logic, and the concept of a mathematic proof. However the Greek civilization is said to have been greatly influenced in the beginning by Ancient Egypt. If we are looking at inventions many other civilizations have contributed such as Ancient China who gave us paper, gunpowder and many other. Mesopotamia gave us the wheel. It is difficult to say that one civilization was the most influential because most of them are interrelated. However it is generally accepted that Ancient Greece experienced a "Golden Age" during which extraordinary advancements where made in all the main aspects of modern civilization.
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The Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.
This depends on your definintion of civilization. There was Babylon, which was a mere city. The first true known nation was Egypt.
In the wet, Rome. In the east, China.
The most anchient civilization is the etruscand also they had the first alfabet 1000 -1500 years before the phoenicians. They had an extremly developt civilization ,they were …the base of the greek, roman ... civilizations.
Oldest known is Lemuria. Lemuria is the oldest civilization in the world. According to various esoteric sources, civilization first appeared 78,000 years ago in the giant con…tinent known as Mu or Lemuria and lasted for an astonishing 52,000 years. It is sometimes said to be the oldest civilization has been destroyed in earthquakes generated by a pole shift which occurred some 26,000 years ago, or about 24,000 BC. Lemuria is the oldest civilization.
Ancient civilizations began by rivers and fertile lands. The first civilizations started in the Fertile Crescent, around the Nile river. This was known as the "Cradle of Civil…ization"
Most ancient civilizations were monarchies, or some other type of one man rule.
Rome is the most ancient civilization or China, or Egypt or Greece, or Persia, or Olmec, or Mesopotamia, or Inca, or Itruscan or Ottoman
Most ancient civilizations built their societies around rivers (ex: Tigris, Euphrates, Yellow, Nile). They did this because rivers are fresh water and supply water to drink as… well as for irrigation (agriculture). Food and water supplies are a must for a civilization!
It depends what important means. In terms of contributions to the modern world, Ancient Greece contributed to Medicine, Science, Art, Engineering and Philosophy and laid the f…oundations of the Renaissance. However, the Golden Age of Ancient Greece has roots in Ancient Egypt. Rome was an outstanding military force but it's contributions to Art and Science are disproportionate to that of Greece and it is generally considered to have stalled advancements in these areas by conquering the Hellenic world. However the Romans had a contribution in Engineering. The Arabs took over Greece in Mathematics and advanced algebra. It really depends what you consider important. Important in what field? In terms of science and technology I would have to go with Greece.
Martin Luther king Jr. was the most influential leader of the civilrights movement
In Middle Ages
Answer The Catholic church ruled Europe. Answer I think this question deserves a considered answer. Perhaps the best way to look at this is to ask three questions. First h…ow did Christianity make contributions to Western Civilization uninfluenced by Islam. Second, How did Islam make contributions uninfluenced by Christianity. Third, what influences were the result of the combination of, or confrontation between, the two religions. The crusades, obviously, are part of the answer to the third question, as are a lot of the things that resulted from the crusades. Purely Christian influences in Europe are powerful and present throughout the Middle Ages. The modifications to Germanic law that resulted in medieval law, were so numerous as to be overwhelming. A lot falls to the answer to the first question. But the reason this question deserves consideration is because of the enormous contributions made to Western culture by Islamic people. Consider, for example, Arabic numerals. If you want to find a place where Roman civilization was backward, try dividing CCXLVII by XIX (the answer, by the way, is XIII). Algebra got its name from Arabic, because it was invented, developed, and introduced to Europe by Islamic people. The impetus to open universities was partly the result of the introduction of Greek philosophy, which first came to the attention of Western Philosophers in Latin translations from Arabic. I could spend an afternoon writing about coming to an answer on this, which is that in my opinion Christian thinking was more influential that Islamic in Western Europe. But clearly, I think the idea deserves study. By the way, there were a number of times in medieval history when the Catholic Church found itself struggling to reassert its authority after having lost power to various kings and emperors. There was a point when the Church divide in two halves, each dealing with half of Europe, and the breach was never sealed. The Roman half of the Catholic Church itself divided, so there were a pope in France and another pope in Rome. And all the while, there were alternate Churches, including orthodox, such as the Oriental Orthodox (not the same as Eastern Orthodox) and heresies, such as the followers of Catharism. So it is not best to think of a Church as ruling during the Middle Ages.
This answer depends on what successful means. If it means how long it lasted, then China is the most successful civilization following by the Byzantine empire. In terms of con…tributions to science, medicine, philosophy and the arts the Hellenic civilizations are the most successful. In terms of expansion, Rome, Mongol empire and more recently Britain were the most successful. I go with Greece cause I'm a science person.
Socrates was. He explained how to view one's self as a person. He was murdered for his influence on the Greek civilization.
Athens and Sparta
In fertile river valleys.