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Ancient Greek Culture :D

An overlook of daily life in Greece from over 2000 years ago.
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on 9 October 2012

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Transcript of Ancient Greek Culture :D

The Athenian monetary system was set up in the following way:
6 obols = 1 drachma
100 drachma = 1 mina
600 mina = 1 talent ( equivalent to 57 pounds of silver) Culture from long ago Life in Ancient Greece: Ancient Greece was a time and place where culture flourished; food, money, religion, traditions and customs, festivals and holidays were just some of the many different facets of life that the Greeks took part in. Greece,circa 400- 100 B.c. Show me the money Customs and Traditions July-Hekatombaion
August-Metagetinion
September-Boedromion
October-Pyanopsion
November-Maimakterion
December-Poseidon FESTIVALS & HOLIDAYS Religious Beliefs The Greek Diet Solid Foods Included-
Bread
Olives
Fish
Meat
Vegetables
Fruits
Nuts

Liquids-
Wine
Water
Honey Etiquette in Greece

Since in ancient Greece there were no eating utensils, they used their hands.
Bread was used as a napkin to clean hands. Food Ceremonies

Men usually gathered at dinner parties called Symposiums.
During Symposiums men would talk about life and politics after they gave a wine offering to the gods. The typical costs of goods in ancient Greece:

-1 loaf of bread= 1 obol
-gallon of olive oil= 5 drachmas
-shoes= 8 to 12 drachmas
-slaves= 200 to 300 drachmas
-houses= 400 to 1000 drachmas Afterlife?

The Greeks held a strong belief that your body needed to be buried with the goods and wealth that you had accumulated in this lifetime in order to carry them through into the next life. Deities: The oracle

An oracle’s primary function was to offer guidance and advice.
Shrines were also erected for the Oracles and became places of international prestige. Oracles controlled many human decisions about health, sickness, peace, war, colonization, migration, crime and punishment. Greek religion was polytheistic, consisting of the worship of many Gods.
Religion was a very important aspect of Greek society and culture, with the sacrifices and regular worships of Gods serving to unify the people in a common goal to please the Gods. The Ekklesia
The Boule
The Dikasteria SPARTA ATHENS THE IMPORTANCE OF
DEBATE IN ATHENIAN LIFE Political speech played an important role in developing Athenian government and philosophy. Lunar Calendar January-Gamelion
February-Anthesterion
March-Elaphebelion
April-Mounichion
May-Thargelion
June-Skirophorion The Rural Dionysia was the predecessor of
the Greater Dionysia, but it was only the
Greater festival that was dedicated to
Dionysus. It was begun by Pisistratus circa
530 BC. Pithoigia-Day one involved the opening of casks of wine, dedicated to Dionysus. A festival related to the Dionysia in that actors participated in an event to choose who would perform at the next Dionysia Choes-Day two was party time, with a lot of drinking. Anthesteria Chytroi-Day three, the time to cook meals in honour of the dead, and as offerings to Hermes Made up of Three Days Festival Progess
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