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Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece's influnce in the Modern World


on 8 September 2012

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Daily Life Women Domestic Chores
Spinning thread
Weaving cloth
Making food
Taking care of the children
Didn't have a lot freedom Men Working in the Military
Overseen or worked on
the farm
Went to the Olympics
Went trading, sailing and
Went horseback riding
Involved in politics Children Boys went to
Girls stayed at
home and learned
about taking care
of the home http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/dailylife/home_set.html http://www.clccharter.org/euzine1/greekdailylivewebsite.html http://www.penn.museum/sites/Greek_World/men.html Education Ancient Greece Education was different in certain locations of Greece
Some places, like Athens, wanted to educate children in the arts.
Other places, like Sparta, wanted to create a well-disciplined army through education
Girls were not
educated in school but
taught at home Alphabet http://greece.mrdonn.org/education.html The Greek alphabet looks very
similar to the English alphabet.
Many of the Greek letters are
used in the English alphabet.
A lot of words in the English language are derived from the Greek language. http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/alphabet.html Art Most Greek sculptures were inspired by the Gods, mythical creatures, events and heroes.
Many regions were inspired by Greek art and recreated it. Had this not been done many Greek legends would have been lost.
Greek art was divided into seven
periods Buildings Greek temples were made to worship the gods. Most temples were made of
marble and most built with
columns. The tops of the
temples were decorated
with Greek images. Many
U.S. government
buildings were
made to
buildings. http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Art/ http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Arts/GreekTemple.htm Columns There are three types of columns:
Corinthian, Ionic and Doric. Doric columns are simple with a square below a circle on top. The top of the Ionic columns are made to look almost like scrolls. The Corinthian columns have flowers and leaves below a scroll. http://www.cmhpf.org/kids/dictionary/classicalorders.html Government More than one type of government: Monarchy, Oligarchy and Democracy
Each city-states had their own laws
Athens created the first Democracy
No central government
http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Culture/ Greek Wars Many Greek wars were fought against other Greek city-states
Greece also fought with Persia for many years
Alexander the Great conquered many countries expanding the board of Greece to India
Warriors fought for their own
glory http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/greeks_at_war/ http://www.ancientmilitary.com/greek-warriors.htm Athens vs Sparta Democracy
Wanted well educated citizens
Educated students in art
Earned money through agriculture and trade Oligarchy
Wanted its citizens to look perfect
Educated students to
create a well-
disciplined army
Earned money through conquests Seven Wonders of the World 1. The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
3. Statue of Zeus at Olympia
4. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
5. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
6. Colossus of Rhodes
7. Lighthouse of Alexandria Citations http://www.history.com/topics/seven-ancient-wonders-of-the-world/page2
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