Why is it said that Ancient Greece was famous for its literature, art, philosophy, and architecture?

            Ancient Greek literature is so important that it helped to form the basis of modern European culture and literature.

            Their literature consisted of poems, epics and plays. For the Greeks, poets and play wrights were always likely to be seen as teachers. There were many great play-wrights in Greece such as Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Menander.

            Coming to philosophy, the ancient Greek philosophers studied the world around them. Ancient Greek philosophy was dominated by three men- Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. ‘The Republic’, is the most famous book written by Plato. The Academy, founded by Plato is considered by many as the first university.

            Ancient Greeks perfected and refined the use of columns in temples. These styles served as the basis of everything known as classical architecture today.