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Transcript of Ancient Greece
- It is recorded and known that Ancient Greece was started around 2000 BCE.
-Parliamentary republic( there was a prime minister and a president.)
-In 508 BCE democracy ruled because the people decided this.
The greeks were conquered by the Romans in 146 B.C , later on the Turkish ruled Greece. Then in the year of 1832 based off of the Greek Revolution, Greek won its independence.
-Greece has had an impact on democracy in other regions.
-The ancient Greeks were a deeply religious people. They worshiped many gods whom they believed appeared in human form and yet were endowed with superhuman strength and ageless beauty. The Iliad and the Odyssey, our earliest surviving examples of Greek literature, record men interactions with various gods and goddesses whose characters and appearances underwent little change in the centuries that followed.
- Their religion was also worshiping god and goddesses based on the region they lived in.
-Greek is known for their thousands of islands.
It is divided into three main parts: mainland, islands, and the Peloponnese.
-Greeks coastline and there clear water making Greece a good location for viewing sea life.
Arts and Culture:
The statues of the Greek Gods and Goddess were to be put inside of their temples.
Greeks had a legend that was based off the conquered of Troy on how they went inside of a wooden horse.
Greeks invented the theater since they loved it so much.
Events were planned for their goddess such as the olympics.
-From this resource we have found out that the information about economics in ancient Greece is very vague.Greece was not unified. But, ancient Greece did engage in economic activity.
-Greece was one of the first civilizations that used a coinage system. (Euro)
-The greek’s olympics included, wrestling, boxing, long jump, javelin, discus and chariot racing. (had to compete naked)
-Only men were able to vote.
-Family was a very important role in greece. If children got married they would still live with their parents.
The social group that made up greek polis were remarkable diverse.
Science and Technology:
-The picture shown is an odometer invented by the ancient greeks civilization. We use this instrument today (more advanced now) This object’s purpose is to measure the distance travelled by any vehicle. This instrument was first described by a person named Vitruvius around 27 BCE.
-An Alarm Clock is one of the greatest inventions created by the greeks because it is still commonly used today.
-Cartography was the study and practice of making maps. This helped the Greeks because it has helped them while traveling and for navigation. Although different civilizations used it as well ancient greece was the one who came up with the concept.