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Ch.2 Opening Ques - Kanwal Mirza Huma 1301 Sec 004 What are...

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Kanwal Mirza 5/7/2009 Huma 1301 Sec. 004 What are the principal landmarks of the Greek legacy? Why have these become “classics”? Iliad and the Odyssey(pg. 33)- based on 10 year war between the Mycenaean and Troy o later became national poems o a lot of historical information about the Greeks is provided by these poems Persian Wars(pg. 35)- Herodotus began investigating comparative culture Concept of democracy(pg. 36)- Laid out foundations for democracy today History of the Peloponnesian Wars(pg. 37)- Recounts speech made by Pericles o Values of humanism and individualism are expressed Olympic Games(pg. 37)- Promoted individual excellence and communal pride Greek Drama (pg. 37)- Ancient Greeks were the first masters in the art of drama Greek Poetry (pg. 40)- Sappho considered to be the greatest lyric poet Greek Philosophy (pg. 41) o Leucippus theorized that physical reality consisted of tiny particles which he called atoms o Pythagoras was the founding father of pure mathematics o
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