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  • Government

    • Compare

      • Voting

        • Decisions that were made were confirmed by the majority
    • Contrast

      • Forms of Government

        • Most Greek civilizations underwent these basic forms of government: from a monarchy to an oligarchy and lastly democracy
        • In times of crisis, the Greeks also elected dictators in which their rule walbums/p164/KrazyBlueberri/greecebannercopas called a tyranny or dictatorship
        • The U.S. government is a constitutional republic and does not elect dictators
      • Voting

        • In democratic Athens, all adult male citizens over the age of had the right to vote and only they had the right to vote
        • In the U.S. today, any U.S. citizen over the age of 18 can vote
      • Government Officials

        • Since Athens believed in a true democracy, they did not have any over power rulers because they believed the power should go to the people
        • U.S. today shares the power between the people, the President, and the judicial branch
    • Society

      • Compare

        • Wealthier families have more influence in society than the poorer people.
      • Contrast

        • Slavery

          • Greeks owned slaves
          • There is a law in the U.S. that prevents any U.S. resident to own a slave
        • Education

          • In Athens, only males were educated.
            • Athens' School
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          • In the U.S. today, females are also allowed to attend school with the males
        • Female and Male Roles

          • Athens

            • Females were thought to be inferior to the men
            • Females are basically housekeepers
            • Females are not allowed to leave the household except on errands, and even when on an errand, a veil must be worn to hide their face
            • Males were the only ones that talked in the agora
            • Adult males can vote
          • United States

            • Females contribute to society in the same way men do in almost all aspects. (no female president yet)
            • Adult males and females can vote
  • Thoughts and Learning

    • History

      • Compare:

        • Herodotus, Father of History: He was the first to make a detail description of events in time and prior, by witnessing and documenting the event.
          • Herodotus
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    • Mathematics

      • Compare:

        • Euclid, Father of Geometry: Euclid wrote the first geometry book and we still use geometry in our educational system today
        • Pythagoras: He published the Pythagorean Theorem which is used in Geometry today, a squared+ b squared=c squared
        • Archimedes, father of physics: invented the levers, pullies we use today, simple machines, and the archimedes screw led to other water transfering inventions
          • Archimedes Screw
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      • Contrast:

        • Today we have higher level mathematics such as Calculus
    • Science

      • Compare

        • Eratosthenes believed in a round Earth and was correct
        • Hippocrates, father of medicine, gave prescripted medicines for patients
          • Hippocrates
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      • Contrast

        • Anaximenes believed that everything in the universe had one common element, which was air.
        • Thales believed that everything in the universe had a common element, which was water.
          • Thales
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        • Democritus believed that everything in the universe composed of small, indestrutable, and infinite circular particles called atoms
          • Democritus
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        • Later, scientists discover that Democritus was the closest to discovering the truth, but did not hit the mark. Albert Einstein discovered that atoms could be split.
    • Religion

      • Compare:

        • Religion in both days was very important
        • In the U.S. today, it interprets your view of the world, i.e. your worldview. If you were atheistic, life has no meaning, while if you believed in a god, you would have something to live for.
        • In Greek times, the god that you or your family worshipped would usually be the one you try to please to bring you good luck in your occupation, for example, a blacksmith would worship the god Hephaistos, the blacksmith of the gods and so on.
      • Contrast

        • Greek religion was polytheistic meaning the Greeks believed in more than one god. These gods carried human emotions and attributes such as jealousy or anger.
          • Zeus
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        • In the U.S. today, there is no one religion that applies to everyone living in the U.S. There is actually many religions from atheism to pantheism to even monotheism.
  • Arts and Craft

    • Art

      • Contrast

        • Most of Greek art was either sculpting or pottery making
          • Sculptures

            • Sculptures of Classical Greece reflected a god-like figure and over exaggerated parts of the body to show perfection
              • Part of a Greek sculpture
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          • Pottery making

            • Art was usually put on pottery and they usually depicted some sort of scene that happend
              • Greek Pottery
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            • Today, Americans use paper as a base for drawing upon and use paper and pencil, or even computer graphics to draw pictures. The pictures do not necessarily depict a historical event. Sculptures reflect the human's actual features.
              • Sculptures Now
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    • Architecture

      • Compare

        • The use of pillars in our national monuments
          • The Lincoln Memorial
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          • Athens:parthenon
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        • Contrast

          • Greek civilizations only had marble tiled floors for important public places like the Parthenon and other important structures
          • In the U.S. today, marble is common material used in our kitchens and bathroom floors.
            • Tiles
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