Inventions In Ancient Greece

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Ancient Greece is known throughout history for its innumerable inventions that have reached us. In the period of 800-146 BCE, the Greeks invented items that have contributed to the culture of the world, some of them are:

The watermill was invented in the first half of 3rd-century B.C.E. The water mill was an invention that was used to grind grain, forges, fulling mills, and many other agricultural jobs. This invention was believed to be from Arabic precedence, but studies made by the historian M.J.T. Lewis demonstrated that this invention is a genuine ancient Greek invention.

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In Ancient Greece, the Olympic Games were invented, the first dating in 776 B.C.E. These games were dedicated to the gods of Olympus and organized every four years. This tradition has reached our days and we all look forward to this event that is still held every four years to enjoy it in the same way that it was enjoyed in ancient Greece.

The Water Alarm Clock was invented in 427 B.C by Plato, a Greek philosopher. They used this to time clients and to time there speaking, and a second type that can wake you up. This invention impacts today because it is like chaos towers, when you make something hit something else and then at the end it makes an action.

Ancient Greece Medicine started with the theory of humors. The Humoral theory says that good health comes from a perfect balance of the four humors: blood, phlegm, yellow bile. The first known medical school opened in Cnidus in 700 B.C.

For Mathematical Reasoning, the Ancient Greece numeral system known as Herodianic numerals, was fully developed by 450 B.C.E. Most Greece mathematics was based in geometry, Thales, one of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece, he was known for the abstract development of geometry (such as the similar and right triangles).

The Catapult was invented in 399 B.C.E by a Greek task force. It had the shape of a mechanical arrow-firing machine.

The Archimedes screw was invented around 250 B.C.E. It is the machine that can raise water with much less effort than lifting buckets. It was invented by Archimedes, though is not known the exact year of the invention. Archimedes lived between 287 B.C. and 212 B.C.E.

The Crane is the machine for lifting heavy loads and was invented by the Ancient Greeks in the late 6th century B.C.E.

Theatre performance was invented in the 6th century BCE by ancient Athenians. The entertainment industry of today has many things to thank ancient Greece, being the theater one of them and incorporating other fields as well.

The first known central heated system was created in 350 B.C.E and was used for the first time in the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus by heated air that circulated through flues laid in the floor.

Works Cited:

  1. Mark Cartwright, “Ancient Greek Inventions”, Ancient History Encyclopedia. December 20, 2017. Web. May 18, 2019.
  2. Saugat Adhikari, “Top 10 Inventions and Discoveries of Ancient Greece That Are Remarkably Used Today”, ANCIENT HISTORY LISTS. May 16, 2019, Web May 19, 2019
  3. Wikipedia, “List of Greek inventions and discoveries”, March 2019. Web. May 19, 2019. 


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