Flashcards - Contributions & History of Ancient Greece

Flashcards - Contributions & History of Ancient Greece
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Presocratics
Pre-Socratic philosophy is ancient Greek philosophy before Socrates and schools contemporary to Socrates that were not influenced by him
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phalanx
The phalanx was a rectangular mass military formation, usually composed entirely of heavy infantry armed with spears, pikes, sarissas, or similar weapons
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hoplites
Hoplites were citizen-soldiers of Ancient Greek city-states who were primarily armed with spears and shields
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constant
The number e is an important mathematical constant that is the base of the natural logarithm
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polis
Polis , plural poleis literally means city in Greek
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polis
Polis , plural poleis literally means city in Greek
constant
The number e is an important mathematical constant that is the base of the natural logarithm
hoplites
Hoplites were citizen-soldiers of Ancient Greek city-states who were primarily armed with spears and shields
phalanx
The phalanx was a rectangular mass military formation, usually composed entirely of heavy infantry armed with spears, pikes, sarissas, or similar weapons
Presocratics
Pre-Socratic philosophy is ancient Greek philosophy before Socrates and schools contemporary to Socrates that were not influenced by him
abjad
An abjad is a type of writing system where each symbol stands for a consonant, leaving the reader to supply the appropriate vowel
competition
Competition is, in general, a contest or rivalry between two or more organisms, animals, individuals, economic groups or social groups, etc
Democritus
Democritus was an influential Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher primarily remembered today for his formulation of an atomic theory of the universe
Thales
Thales of Miletus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, mathematician and astronomer from Miletus in Asia Minor, current day Milet in Turkey and one of the Seven Sages of Greece
Zeno
Zeno of Elea was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher of Magna Graecia and a member of the Eleatic School founded by Parmenides

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