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Ancient Greece Myth Project

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Ege Kilinc

on 27 January 2014

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Ancient Greece Myth Project
The development of democracy in Athens
The world's first democracy developed in Athens a man named "Solon", Solon laid the basis for democracy through eliminating debt slavery.
Council of 400. Also, he gave every citizen the right to appeal the verdicts of magistrates before the assembly
Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cultural. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece, like ( Epic stories, The Iliad, and The Odyssey)
How did religion play a role in ancient greek cultures
Religion was a very important aspect of Greek society and culture, with the sacrifices and regular worships of Gods surving to unify the people in a common goal to please the Gods. The Greeks also placed an immense faith in the idea that an afterlife awaited them after their death. They firmly believed that this life was not the only reality in which the soul lives, but after this lifetime, a whole new and different one awaited them.
Major gods and goddesses
Gods and goddesses have anthropomorphic characteristics
How Greece's expansion led to the spread of Hellenistic culture
First Alexander will establish an empire from Greece to Egypt and up to the edge of India then he has a city called (Alexandria) An African city which was the center for trade and this African city which was the center for trade and Hellenistic culture.
Major Geographic Sites in Ancient Greece
Mostly covered in Mountains
Includes about 1400 islands in the Aegean Sea and Ionian sea.
Land transportation made difficult to travel (took 7 days to travel 60 miles)
Only 20% of the land is arable
How geography of Greece affected its socaial,cultural,and economic develpment
3/4 of Greece covered in Mountains.(Which made Greece difficult to unite under one ruler.
Unable to support a large population due to the lack of farmland.
Very moderate climate: 48 degrees F in winter to 80 degrees in summer
Made it easy for outdoor life
Men spent most of their time outdoors at public events
Also Hellenistic culture is the blend of Greek culture with Egyptian, Persian and Indian influences

(Human-like)
Mount Olympus : Home of the gods
Zeus : King of the gods
Hera : Queen of the gods; goddess of marriage
Athena : Goddess of wisdom and war; Zeus' favorite daughter
Aphrodite : Goddess of love Beauty
Apollo : God of the sun, music , and poetry
Artemis : Goddess of the moon and the Hunt
Examples of greek mythical figures in art and literature
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