Art And Democracy In Ancient Greece's Creative Revolutions

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As the Greeks colonized and took over new areas, their art and literature was inspired by the new cultures they found and also helped to inspire many others to take part in the era 's creative revolutions. This impacted math and science as well. Anaximenes came up with a theory of gravity, Xenophanes wrote about his discovery of fossils and Pythagoras came up with his famous Pythagoras theorem. Throughout ancient Greece 's history, there had been no central government or a country named Greece, only city-states. They were all technically Greeks and spoke the same language but they fought against each other and had their own coinage and government and often had wars with each other. There were over a thousand city-states at one time. In Greece, they went through three different types of government: monarchy (having one king or queen that controls everything by themselves), oligarchy (a small group of people that decides on things together) and democracy. Democracy is what we have today, where one person is the main leader, but there are three branches that do different things with the law to decide if it is okay. Then, the people (only male citizens back then) voted and had a huge impact on the resulting laws. Oligarchy is the second form of ruling, still keeps the rule from all of the people but there is a group of people instead of just one person so it was kind of different. It was the most common form of government and often occurred when democracy went wrong. The law
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