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Unformatted text preview: peoples. We think more in the way the Greeks did than in the way other early civilizations did. The English poet Shelley wrote, “ We are all Greeks ,” meaning that our culture is more indebted to the Greeks than any other. 2. THEY WERE THE FIRST TRULY HUMANISTIC CIVILIZATION. Greeks placed man , rather than the gods or nature, at the center of their culture. 3. THEY INFLUENCED ALL OTHER WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS. Though they may have borrowed much from Mesopotamia and Africa, the Greeks established many of the forms and ideas that are the basis of Western culture....
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- Spring '08
- Ancient Greece