- Classical Greek philosophers, such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, devoted themselves to rational thought as a means of understanding the nature of the universe. Aristotle also created the foundations of Western science. Historians such as Herodotus and Thucydides originated the writing of history in Western civilization with their lengthy works on the Persian and Peloponnesian wars.
1. Students will answer the following question for warmup: "Where would you rather live - Athens or Sparta?"
2. We will discuss the philosophers of Greece - Socrates, Plato, & Aristotle. We'll also look at the historians, mathematicians, and scientists who made remarkable discoveries. These will all be covered in notes.
3. We will do a Philosophical Chairs debate: "Where would you rather live - Athens or Sparta?"
The test is next Tuesday.
On Friday we will finish the chapter and discuss Alexander the Great & the Hellenistic Age.