Believe it or not, much of what we read today was first evolved by Greeks. Yes, Greek writers did not just plainly write but were the initiators of genres in the world of literature. Ancient Greek writers exerted a strong influence on western society. Their works and write-ups are such that till date their impact on modern culture is quite evident. And if you don’t believe us still, read on. Homer’s ‘Illiad’ and ‘Odyssey’, the two epic poems are generally regarded as the oldest work of western literature. Do you know that even in the present times, Greeks do not consider themselves educated unless they read his works? Sophocles tragic plays changed the way theatre functioned. He, through his innovative style, added dramatic value to plays by abolishing the trilogy form. Every doctor today, before commencing his duties in the society, takes up the Hippocratic Oath to serve unconditionally to the patients and the sufferers. Did you know that the doctoral ethics mentioned in the oath was a compilation of work of a Greek writer Hippocratic and thus the name, Hippocratic Oath? To know more fascinating facts about famous Greek writers, their life and their works, read through this segment.