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Ancient Greece

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Rebecca Escobar

on 27 January 2014

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Transcript of Ancient Greece

Hadrian's Library
Alexander the Great
Ancient Greece
Greece Geography
Hadrian's Library was created by Roman Emperor Hadrian in 132 A.D. on the north side of the Acropolis Of Athens. The building had a typical Roman Forum agricultural style, having its long sides where roles of papyrus "books" were kept. Around 18,000 books and 10,000 scrolls were kept in here.
Greece Timeline
Ancient Greece
Born Alexander III, Alexander the Great was one of the main contributors to the Greek culture. He was a man in politics and served in the Greek military and took part in the Persian War, which heavily influenced the world. Although he seemed like a good man, he did a lot of cruel or mean things. He also killed two of his friends, Parmerio and Cleitus by stabbing them.
This timeline shows the many events that happened from 776 B.C. through present day.
Ancient Greece is a civilization that brought to our world democracy, philosophy, the Olympic games, epic poetry, military science, feta/goat cheese, coffee shops and many more things.

Greece Geography
Greece is a
Interesting Facts
The Greeks played an important part in the development of the alphabet. The first 2 letters in the Greek alphabet (alpha and beta) had given the English language "alphabet."
The earliest greek civilization lived for about 4,000 years ago.
The ancient Greeks considered their children to be "youths" until the age of 30!
The ancient Greeks did not have kings or queens. They lived in city-states. Each city-state was a separate political union.
the ancient Greeks all spoke the same language. They believed in the same gods and all shared a common heritage.
When a child is born in a ancient Greek family, a naked father carries his child, in a ritual dance around the household. Friends and relatives sent gifts and the family decorated the doorway of their home with a wreath of olives (for boys) and a wreath of wool (for girls).
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