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Ancient Greece: Key People

Ancient Greece: Key People

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Hypatia
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female mathematician and head of the Platonist school at Alexandria
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Socrates
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philosopher whose teachings and inquisitive methods were recorded by his student Plato
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Plato
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writer of "The Republic" who taught of the theory of the Forms and the Allegory of the Cave
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Aristotle
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Plato's student & Alexander the Great's tutor who founded the Lyceum & emphasized systematic study
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Euclid
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author of the geometry book "Elements" and teacher at Mouseion in Alexandria
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Thucydides
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historian and general who wrote "The History of the Peloponnesian War"
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Pythagoras
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mystical mathematician credited with the Pythagorean theorem and idea that the world is mathematical
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Pericles
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statesman during the "Golden Age," who encouraged the beautification of Athens
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Aesop
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a freed slave famous for his fables; his stories are still famous today
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Homer
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ancient storyteller who is credited with authorship of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey"
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Hippocrates
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the "Father of Western Medicine" who studied the four "humors," & swore an oath of ethical practice
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Alexander the Great
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Greek ruler who conquered and spread Greek culture to much of the ancient world
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Herodotus
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the "Father of History" who wrote "The Histories," and chronicled the Persian Wars
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