Ancient Greek inventions and innovations

Here is list of things to which we owe a debt to Ancient Greece. Sometimes they were the inventors and on other occasions they made important innovations. Despite the Greek reputation for being impractical you will see many of them were extremely functional.  

Abstract Math

Antikythera Mechanism (an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions)

Architecture

Art

Astrolabes

Astronomy

Automatic doors

Cannons

Catapults

Central Heating

Coins

Cranes

Democracy

Diving Bells

First Alphabet With Vowels

Geometry

Hippocratic Oath

History

Levers

Lighthouses

Logic

Medicine

Mythology

The New Testament

The Olympics

Philosophy

Physics,

Pipe Organs

Pulleys

Rhetoric

Sculpture

Showers

Steam Engines

Theatre – Tragedy and Comedy

Trial By Jury

Vending Machines

Wine

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