module 4 discussion greek culture.pdf - Module 4 Discussion Greek Culture Prompt Rank in order from greatest to least the following Greek figures on the

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Module 4 Discussion: Greek Culture Prompt: Rank in order from greatest to least the following Greek figures on the basis of which had the greatest impact on Western civilization: Solon, Socrates, Alexander of Macedon. It should be clear from your ranking why one figure deserves a greater position than another. Be sure to draw on factual details from the reading to justify your rankings. Admittedly, I am not an expert in Greek history or culture, so when I first read the prompt, though my initial impulse was a resounding " Solon," I was curious to see how Professor Briere had ranked these individuals. I was astonished to see "Alexander of Macedon" at the top, which lead me to the Library Database to learn more. One of the top results I saw caught my eye: An academic journal titled "Greek Gifts?" by Peter Green, a Professor of Classics in the University of Texas at Austin, and the author of Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age. The abstract reads:

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