The ancient Greeks are in many important ways the founders of the modern world. It is true that their culture thrived thousands of years ago, but the ideas, building designs and governments that they founded anciently still exist in the Western World today. From sports to democracy, the Ancient Greeks will continue to influence the lives of billions of people for centuries to come.
Growing up is usually so painful that people make comedies out of it to soften the memory.
The quarries where the Romans extracted travertine for the Colosseum and other great structures are still being mined today.