greek daily living

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Some people believe that no civilization has ever been able to compete with today's western culture and lifestyle. However, the ancient Greeks with their amazing ingenuity were able to develop an amazingly high standard of living for their time. Although the Greeks had little technology, they had a creativity that enabled them to live much in the same way as current civilizations founded over a thousand years later. Don Nardo, the author of the book …

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…high standard of living of Ancient Greece is even more impressive when one considers that the civilization existed in fifth century BC. Although the society had its faults, such as slavery, one cannot help but notice the many strengths of the society. The Greeks managed to form stable governments, an education system, housing, and food for the people. An intelligent person cannot help but admire the Greek mind and its ability to stretch and create.