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Death of Socrates

by: Donae Pollard

Death of Socrates 20133

Donae Pollard
Clayton State
GPA 2.7

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Survey PreModern World History
David Gilbert
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Donae Pollard on Thursday March 31, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 20133 at Clayton State University taught by David Gilbert in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Survey PreModern World History in History at Clayton State University.


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Date Created: 03/31/16
Wednesday,  March 1:00  PM16 Death of Socrates Audio 1 Audio recording started: 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Greek Drama Drama was discovered first by the Greek civilization. It started from religious choirs, a guy by the name of Thespis who was known because as he would step out and sing he incorporated acting in his performances and the crowd would enjoy it . That’s when they decided theatre was their niche. They built an amptheitre where they would perform these plays and they would also wear mask as( women didn’t act, only males). The two major genres and plays of that time were Tragedy and Comedy Tragedy(by Euripides: a popular play was Medea ) Comedy (by Aristophanes: a popular play Lysistrata) ; Greeks used drama to explore social and political issues Audio 2 Audio recording started: 1:28 PM Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Audio 2 Audio recording started: 1:28 PM Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Herodotus " The Father of History" He went on a quest and interviewed everybody from the Battle of Salamis . He wrote down anything and everything he heard. He traveled everywhere trying to interview any eye witness. Thucydides - he lived through the Peloponnesian war, he wrote the history of it he assumed that everyone was being biased and had faulty memories. The difference between them both was that Thucydides had more of a scientific approach. Thucydides does this to prevent history from repeating itself. The Greeks used a women The Pythia and it was their divination which was how they contacted the spirit world. " The Oracle at Delphi" The temple had wording that said " Know Yourself" The Greeks always questioned their society. Greek philosophy had three stages . -­Pre Socratics (before Socrates) theses are also known as "Cosmologist"; They were the first to question where the world came from, natural non magical explanation. -­Democritus he thought that everything was made from atoms. Great Philosphers -­Socrates, etc Socrates was considered a Sophist a person who can persuade people (politicians), Plato was a student of his… -Plato then had a student by the name of Aristotle and his student was Alexander the Socrates was considered a Sophist a person who can persuade people (politicians), Plato was a student of his… -Plato then had a student by the name of Aristotle and his student was Alexander the Great. Plato had a different approach then Socrates, he believed everything happen in another dimension " Ideal Forms" all the ways to find reality. Aristotle followed Plato when he came to Athens and started his own school. He challenged Plato and said that there is nothing in the mind that doesn’t come through the five senses. (Collecting data) Out of all the philosphers they all had a common goal and that was to figure out the ultimate truth of what is really real. -­Hellenistic (Greekish)


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