Thursday, September 13, 2012

The many ideas that we use today come from the Greeks

After the presentation today, I had a new respect for all of the things that we take for granted today that we really should thank the Greeks for.  One example is the United States government.  We are run by senators, governors, etc. and have power split among branches instead of just being ran by one dictatorship.  This is an original Greek idea.  Another example, is jury duty.  Greeks used to have a similar method for how they would pick their chorus members for plays.  They would randomly select regular citizens to each take a turn serving in the chorus for a play.  The United States does this same thing today when picking people for jury duty.  The Greeks took their plays very seriously and came up with many brilliant ideas along the way that have influenced how we do things in life today.

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