VIP’s Of Ancient Greece Herodotus – “Father of History,” first to write down accurate accounts of events i.e. the Persian Wars in “The Histories,” very biased though Thucydides – “Father of Scientific History,” due to his non-biased, factual accounts. Wrote the “History of the Peloponnesian War” Hippocrates – “Father of Medicine,” Based his practices on observations rather than “magic.” Doctors today still take the “Hippocratic Oath” before becoming doctors. Pythagoras – “Father of Numbers,” his Pythagorean Theorem is still used today. Archimedes – Famous mathematician and scientist, discovered the law of physics for buoyancy in his bathtub, jumped up yelling “eureka” which means “I found it” in Greek. A body displaces its own weight in water to float Pericles – Famous military and political leader of Athens during the Golden Age. Responsible for rebuilding the Parthenon and refining the Athenian democratic system. Phidias – Famous Greek sculptor who built the statue of Athena in the Parthenon, the Frieze on the Parthenon, as well as the statue of Zeus at Olympia. Aeschylus – Considered father of Greek Tragedy. First to use more than one actor, making dialogue and action possible. Socrates- Famous Greek philosopher who taught his students to point out weaknesses in government, and people’s beliefs. His enemies tried him for impiety and sentenced him to death. Created the Socratic method of teaching that is still used today. Plato – Socrates’ most famous student. Founded a world famous school that lasted far beyond his death. Aristotle – Studied under Plato, and created his own school. Wound up acting as a private tutor for Alexander the Great of Macedonia before also being accused of impiety and fleeing.