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# What have the Greeks given us?

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###### September 17, 2014 4:37PM

Euclid's 'Elements' is an influential book on geometry written in ancient Greece, which is used even today. Much scientific terminology in English is of Greek origin.

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it influenced the world around us now. It influenced stand-up
comedy, the art of standing up alone in front of an audience was
first done by the Greeks. Theater in genral. Greeks gave us
audiences and acting with others on stage.

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### When did prime numbers first come into light?

They were known, at least, to the Ancient Greeks - perhaps
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I believe it was one of the Ancient Greeks who proved that the set
of prime numbers was infinite (or "larger than any given set", or
that there was no last prime number).
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I believe it was one of the Ancient Greeks who proved that the set
of prime numbers was infinite (or "larger than any given set", or
that there was no last prime number).
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I believe it was one of the Ancient Greeks who proved that the set
of prime numbers was infinite (or "larger than any given set", or
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### What are the contributions of ancient Greece?

Government. The Greeks gave us the idea of democracy and
the 'people's country'.
Architecture. The pillars and regal style of great
American buildings such as the White House are based on the
Greeks.
Literature. Homer's the Odyssey, the Iliad are classics
in modern literature.
Entertainment. Comedies, tragedies are all dramas and
great plays given to us by the Greeks.
Logic. Aristotle, Socrates, Plato and others gave us
logic.
Other contributions in science, famous people, math, art,
medicine, technology, arts, music, religion and many more.
History. What else would we learn about in class? Greeks
have a fascinating history.