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A History of Western Philosophy - Book1, Part 1, The Pre-Socratics: Chapter 1, The Rise of Greek Civilisation Summary & Analysis

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Book1, Part 1, The Pre-Socratics: Chapter 1, The Rise of Greek Civilisation Summary and Analysis

The rise of Greek civilization provided missing elements of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilization. Greek achievements involve the invention of mathematics, science, philosophy, and history. The origins of philosophy date back to 585 BC, the time of Thales, who predicted and eclipse.

Before Greece, the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations spread due to the fertile regions surrounding the Nile, the Tigris, and the Euphrates. These civilizations presented similarities to those of Mexico and Peru, where the divine king had despotic powers, owning the land. They worshiped multiple gods, had both military and priestly aristocracy, and the soil was cultivated by serfs who were owned by the upper class or the king.

The Egyptians were more concerned with death, the underworld, and the judgment by Osiris...

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