- from Greece’s Golden Age
Imagine you can travel back in time to the Golden Age of Athens. Let's look around the city. New buildings are going up all over. There are so many, people can barely remember what Athens looked like a few years ago. It's not just new temples and theaters. New ideas seem to be popping up all over too.
In fact, the Greeks had been questioning the old thinking even before the Golden Age. Many believed that gods and goddesses made things happen. But some people began to wonder if there were other reasons. Philosopher means “lover of wisdom.” Hippocrates, Socrates, and Plato were philosophers. They lived in Athens. They studied the world closely to try to understand how it really worked. Their ideas had effects on scientists for centuries.