Greek Poetry Dbq

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During the classical period from 500 to 300 B.C., the ancient Greeks experienced an age of long-lasting cultural developments. The developed in the areas of democracy, literature, but most importantly in art because art embodies that Greeks ideas and theories to be perfectionists. The Greeks created long-lasting developments in the areas of art during the golden age. According to document 2, Greek architects created one of the finest and most advanced buildings in the entire Ancient world. Not only did the Greeks create appealing buildings, but they would concern the areas of proportion and accessibility. One example of this is the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. In order to create this temple, Kallikrates and Iktinos included several subtle optical …show more content…

Although not active during the Athenian Golden age, epic poetry created by famous poets are still read today. According to document 4, Homer was a remarkably important figure in Greek literature. The Iliad and the Odyssey are two epic poems written by Homer, which are still read to this day in english and history classes all over the world. Dramas and comedies were the two main Greek playwrights performed during the classical age in theaters and festivals. According to document 4, three authors survived through the classical age. Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Aeschylus believed that people often gained wisdom through suffering, which is why the plays of Aeschylus were usually based on moral lessons and religion. Sophocles studied human character and centered several of his plays on people’s reaction to suffering. Although Euripides also wrote about human character, he viewed the people as well as the gods as people to be studied, observed, and criticized. Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles were important Athenian playwrights who wrote plays to inspire everyday ordinary

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