Greek Achievements and the Development of the Polis


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Greek Achievements and the Development of the Polis
Examining and analyzing ancient Greek art, architecture, philosophy, science, and the development of the polis reveals that Greek achievements in these areas were extraordinary. The accomplishments of Greek artists, architectural designers, philosophers, scientists, and leaders were due in large part to the ancient Greek belief that individuals should be free as long as they acted within the laws of Greece, which allowed them the opportunity to excel in any direction they chose.
Greek society was different from societies throughout the rest of the ancient world, for it was based upon individuality. The ability to strive for excellence, no matter what the challenge, was highly...
The end: is not anatomical, for his interest lies in trying to trying to find the whereabouts of human intelligence. But in the course of his researches he makes the first scientific discoveries in the field of anatomy.The subsequent Greek theory, subscribed to even by Aristotle, is that the heart is the seat of intelligence. Alcmaeon reasons that since a blow to the head can affect the mind, in concussion, this must be where reason lies. In dissecting corpses to pursue this idea, he observes passages linking the brain with the eyes (the optic nerves) and the back of the mouth with the ears (Eustachian tubes).
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