Ancient Greeks believed that wisdom and intelligence were important. They strived to make decisions based on information, not ignorance.  

Greek philosophers, such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, advocated for engagement with thoughtful and knowledgeable citizens. Plato supported this idea so much that his ideal form of governance was not democracy, but rule by a benevolent “philosopher-king.”

ancient Greece
Noun

loosely united civilization founded on and around the Peloponnese peninsula, lasting from about the 8th century BCE to about 200 BCE.

democracy
Noun

system of organization or government where the people decide policies or elect representatives to do so.

government
Noun

system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.

philosophy
Noun

the study of the basic principles of knowledge.