Classical Greece Dbq

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The start of the period known as "Classical Greece" starts at around 800 B.C.E. and ends around 400 B.C.E. Classical Greece tells tales of Athens against Sparta, the Peloponnesian War. But that is only some of the events, as the achievements are a feat to behold. New branches of mathematics, such as geometry established new theorems, columns were prominently used in buildings of importance, and the first Olympics were first held to honor the gods and celebrate human achievement. The contributions of classical Greece are seen in Western civilization in the continuation of the Olympics, in the realistic depiction of subjects in various forms of art, in the development of medical ethics, in the architectural use of columns in the Western building…show more content…
As mentioned before, ancient Greece was inspired by the human body, and how beautiful it is. The origin of sculpting and modeling the human body started there in Greece. The sculpture called "Discobolus" is one of the most well-known works of art ever created. Typically, an easy way to know if a work of art is famous, inspiring, or simply amazing is if it has been replicated. Discobolus has been (Document 9). It also shows the spirit of the Olympics in this; the beauty of the body. This type of art resurfaces again later in the 14th century through the 17th century. One of the best examples to look at is…show more content…
The Greek medical methods were just a diverse group of practices and ideas to try to help a patient (https://www.ancient.eu/Greek_Medicine/). What defined the Greek was their ethical medical values. For example, Hippocrates was a medical doctor who lived from 460 B.C.E. to about 377 B.C.E. He made famous the quote, "I will follow that [treatment] which, according to my ability and judgment, I will consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is [harmful]. I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such [advice]" (Document
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