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Ancient Greece

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Ial Fairfield

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Transcript of Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
The Start of a New Life
Ancient Greece, a page in the book of history. The start of a new life. Ancient Greece, has an amazing life style and then history that comes with it. Did you know that the ancient Greece is known for there philosophers as with the Egyptians were known for there leaders. In this presentation we will talk about life in Ancient Greece and about how it has changed since Ancient times.

The Environment
The physical environment of Greece has changed little since ancient time and has a rugged and mountainous landscape. About half of the land in Greece is rocky and nearly bare of vegetation and The soil on the mountain is thin an stony. The coastline of Greece was were the land meets sea, is jagged. Some places where the sea cuts into the land provide protected harbors for fishing villages.
Work and Trade

In ancient Greece, People work in order to meet their needs and get the things that they want and enjoy. Slaves in ancient Greece were an important part of the economic life. Slaves were people who were owned by another person, a business, or the government. Most slaves were captured during war or were the children of slaves. Most of the men in ancient Greece were farmers. Some wealthy families owned large farms and had many slaves to work for them. Grain was stored in bins or barns. In most places, the soil was rocky and difficult to prepare for growing crops. Wheat and barley were grown on the best land. The ancient Greeks mined the earth for ore containing metals. These included

Religion, Arts, Sport
Meeting Basic Needs
Political Life
Ancient Greece
Meeting Basic Needs is about how the Greeks met there basic needs. The ancient Greeks obtained food from there environment by farming, fishing, hunting, gathering and trade. They grew fruit trees, including fig, pomegranate, apple and pear trees. Since Greece is an island, they depended on sea life as a source of food such as Mackerel, tuna, sponge, squid, shellfish, and eel. The meat in ancient Greece was not plentiful because it was expensive to raise for food. The Greeks had no sugar and Honey was used for sweetening foods and people liked sweet fruits such as figs and raisins. In the homes of ancient Men and Woman usually lived in separate parts of the house in ancient Greece. Slaves also lived separate from the family. The walls of a greek house were built of brick made from mud, chopped straw, and dung dried in the sun. They didn't have that much furniture in their house and pieces of furniture were often carried in to the courtyard during the day . For clothing, The Greeks had a main garment called a chiton. In cool weather, a wool cloak called a himation. The dyes for the clothing were made from natural substances, for example yellow is made of the stalks of the weld plant. Deep pink was made of the roots of the madder plant. Brown is made from the bark of the oak tree blue was made of fermented dried leaves of the woad plant. purple was made from a type of seas snail and lastly violet was made from an insect larva called the kermes worm. The Greeks valued health and physical fitness. Young men trained vigorously to serve in the army or navy. Also, Women needed to be healthy to be healthy to have strong children. The Greek people did not live as long on average as modern people do. That is because babies and infants often died of childhood diseases.
Well you better get packing
THANKS FOR WATCHING
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