The Ancient Greek Accomplishments were very significant and if the Greeks did not discover these things the world would be completely different. The quote “Without Greek achievement, the world would be much different” is true. Imagine if Claudius Ptolemaios did not discover the world was round. Everyone would be cramped into Europe and Asia.
Greek Accomplishments in science
Also, what would we do if Aristotle decided that the method of classification didn’t serve a purpose? There would be no organization to science. Every house and apartment building has central heating. It is a federal law that there must be heat.
If Britannica did not create a method of heat there would be no expanding on it so everyone would still be burning wood and if we were still burning wood we would deplete our natural resources.
The Greeks laid out the building blocks for today’s society. Many things we use and believe in today can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. Some other things we use today were created by the Greeks, for example, water pumps and crane. The Greeks invented one of the first pumps to extract water from the ground. The Greeks also had cranes that used pulleys, gears, and winches.
Ancient Greece Achievements and Inventions
The Greeks were a very advanced society and if they didn’t make these inventions the world today would be very different. Greek achievements were the ground layer for some of the most used items in today’s world. The Greeks achievements had an immediate impact then and an even greater impact today. We have come a long way through expanding on all the Greeks achievements and discoveries.
Major Greek Accomplishments and Contributions –
1. They developed the worlds first democracy.
2. They were the first people to take the scientific approach to medicine by actually studying the diseases.(Hippocrates)
3. Playwrights wrote and produced the first dramas in outdoor theatres. (Euripides & Sophocles)
4. They invented the rules of Geometry as well as other mathematics. (Euclid)
5. They developed the art of Philosophy to search for wisdom and truth. (Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle)
6. They created outstanding literature, poetry, and mythology. (Homers Iliad and the Odyssey, Sappho for love poems)
7. They wrote the first histories.
8. They studied and classified or grouped different kinds of plants.
9. They created magnificent buildings and sculptures. They made heavy use of columns to support the buildings and decorated them.
10. They gave us the Olympics.
11. They gave us many names that we still use today.
12. The largest accomplishment the Ancient Greeks did was that they developed, and introduced Philosophy, Literature, and Mathematics to the West, which is the basis of their own cultures today.
The next biggest was the conquering of the then known world by the unified Greek armies of Alexander the Great. A feat that has not been surpassed by anyone ever since.