Unformatted text preview: a powerful reminder and expression of the values and ideals that men and women have cherished for millennia. (http://www.usfca.edu/classes/AuthEd/Greek%20Temple/history.htm) Which is of no surprise that we construct our democratic buildings to remind us of our Greek architecture past. The Greek idea was that a society works best if all citizens are equal and free, and to share in the responsibilities in running a state, in other words, in a democracy. The Greeks were the first to realize that democracy could lead to something else besides disaster. With this new day came an explosion of the creative spirit in Greece, producing the architecture, the art, the drama, and the philosophy that have shaped Western civilization ever since. (http://www.artchive.com/artchive/G/greek.html) Works cited: History of the Greek temple http://www.usfca.edu/classes/AuthEd/Greek%20Temple/history.htm Greek art http://www.artchive.com/artchive/G/greek.html...
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