How Did Classical Culture Influence Modern Society

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Influence of Classical Cultures on Modern Society Modern society has been influenced by many classical cultures. Classical cultures such as China, India, Persia, Greece, the Hellenistic Empire, and Rome have contributed to the development of modern society. The classical societies all have PERSIA aspects, which stands for Political, Economic, Religious, Social, Intellectual, and Artistic/Architectural aspects, of a civilization. The classical cultures have affected modern society through politics, economy, religion, society, intellect,, and architecture. The Chinese invented several philosophies: Taoism, Legalism, and Confucianism. Taoism is the belief the nature is not evil, so humans should try to fit into nature. Legalism is the philosophy that humans are usually evil, so harsh punishments should be made. However, Confucianism…show more content…
The caste system was the social class system for India and the Indians’ religion of Hinduism. There are five classes of the caste system. They are the priests, warriors, merchants, peasants, and untouchables. Persia raided other societies to gain wealth. This represents the economy of Persia. This happened when Darius ruled Persia. Agriculture was a major factor in the Persian economy. Trade greatly boosted the economy. Alexander the Great and Persepolis ruled Persia. Greece developed direct democracy and had several famous philosophers. Direct democracy influenced the United States Constitution. Famous philosophers include Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. Direct democracy is when citizens vote for laws to be passed. Socrates tutored Aristotle. Aristotle taught Alexander the Great and created biology that lasted for centuries. The Hellenistic Empire made Greece and Persia experience cultural diffusion. This influenced Greek mythology and Greek gods. Greek mythology is popular today. Also, the cultural diffusion includes the Greek polis being used in

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