The Greek Influence on Western Civilization
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In this article, the writer discusses that while Greece may not be considered the real birthplace of civilization, and there were surely philosophers and architects before the famous Greek ones, it is the Greek culture that has surely influenced Western civilization the most- including Christianity, based on Plato's idea of virtue.
From the Paper:"If the ancient Jews provided the impetus for monotheism- the belief in one God- the Greeks developed insight into the human personality- developing a theory about virtue and the soul and justice prevalent in the works of Plato (citing his mentor, Socrates) and Aristotle, who expanded on the theories of his mentor, Plato. So, beginning with the philosophers whose ideas continue to the present-day, here are some examples of how the ancient Greeks influenced Western Civilization. Aside from some of the beliefs of the Egyptians about an after-life, it was Plato who established what would become an important part of Christian ..."
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