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Ancient Greece
  • Early Greek thought and philosophers

Science and Religion in Schools Project - Unit 3b
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Map of Greece
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Map of Ancient Greece
Map from home.triad.rr.com/warfford/ancient/grkmai
n.html
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Timeline of key figures
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Key facts about ancient Greece
  • The Greeks invented democracy which means rule
    by the people (demospeople)
  • This form of government dates from the 7th
    century BC when Greece was a mass of separate,
    independent city-states such as Athens. The
    Olympic Games were held every 4 years and date
    from the 8th century BC.
  • Greek philosophy is world famous.

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Early Greek achievements
  • The ancient Greeks gave us
  • Maths (Pythagoras)
  • Irrigation (Thales)
  • Atomic theory (Democritus)
  • Maps and geography (Ptolemy)
  • The concept of the elements
  • The forces of attraction and repulsion
    (Empedocles)
  • An awareness of condensation (Anaximenes)
  • The notion of cause and effect and
  • The methods of categorising all natural things
    (Aristotle)

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Philosophical questions
  • Philosophy is concerned with two main questions
  • What is the nature of reality?
  • What can we know for certain?

The Greeks tried to answer these questions using
logic, reasoning and argument.
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Ancient Greece
  • Early Greek thought and philosophers

Science and Religion in Schools Project - Unit 3b
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