The Groovy Greeks claim to have inspired the doctors of today. But if your teacher wants you to become a doctor, thank your lucky stars you weren't born in Ancient Greece, because they had to examine their patients' earwax, vomit, tears, and rotting flesh...by tasting them!
So, the people of this time were not that civilised, unless, like the Spartans, you call deliberately teaching children to lie, steal, fight, and kill civilized. Even the Greek gods were pretty ghastly. Know what Zeus's dad ate? Well he ate his own... Sorry, there are limits, you know. Except on a Horrible Histories audio!
History has never been so horrible!