C/H Art/Lit/Science/Technology

  1. Aeschylus- from Classical/Hellenic Greece; play writer. His studying of the Persian’s loss warned the Athenians not to let their own arrogant pride bring their destruction.
  2. Aristophanes-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; comic playwrighter; With his plays he reminded people that life and sex were more important than death and war.
  3. Euripides-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; playwrighter; Through his plays he predicted the downfall of Athens.
  4. Herodotus-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; was considered the father of western history and wrote many plays. He took on the belief that you have to experience something before you believe it. This traveling allowed him to write accurate historical accounts of the Persian wars.
  5. Sophocles-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; respected playwriter. Wrote the well known The Theban Play. This play became a study of the measurement of how a man responds to tragic fates.
  6. Thucydides-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; historian; Wrote History of the Peloponnesian War which is now the earliest and most detailed record of the war.
  7. Democritus-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; philosopher; Posited an infinite universe of tiny atoms with spaces between them. Even though his ideas were not supported, they were proven in the 20th century.
  8. Hippocrates-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; physician; had a new approach to medicine which put humans at the center of the study. This idea is still used today by physicians.
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C/H Art/Lit/Science/Technology
C/H Art/Lit/Science/Technology