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  • 1. ANCIENT GREECE WRITTEN BY BRUCE DONALD
  • 2. INTRODUCTION
    • On my PowerPoint I would like to guide you through the ancient Greek way of things including Olympics, ships and soldiers.
  • 3. OLYMPICS
    • The first Olympic race ever was called the Stadion 200yard (185 meters).
    • The Ancient Greeks held sporting contests in honor of Zeus.
    • If you get first you get an olive wreath.
  • 4. MORE OLYMPICS FACTS
    • The Olympics is a men's only competition and they have to compete naked.
    • The pentathlon tested all round athletes in five skills.
    • The skills were running, jumping, wrestling, javelin and discus.
  • 5. JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE OLYMPICS
    • Wars are stopped for the Olympics.
    • Women were not allowed to watch the Olympics.
  • 6. SHIPS
    • The Athenian navy had long narrow war ships called Tiremes.
    • In battle the Tiremes were powered by 170 oarsmen.
  • 7. MORE SHIPS
    • Tiremes tried to sink ships by ramming them with their powerful prow.
    • Tiremes were made for speed and agility.
  • 8. EVEN MORE SHIPS FACTS
    • A tiremes crew were made up of 170 rowers,14 spearmen, 4 archers and 1 person who does the beat for the rowers.
  • 9. A FEW MORE SHIPS FACTS
    • Tiremes were 120 feet long.
    • The bottom row of rowers were just 45cm above the water.
    • Tiremes were great for short battles.
  • 10. SOLDIERS
    • Most of the Greek states often fought each other.
    • Athens and Sparta had a very long war.
    • It was called the Poleponesion war.
  • 11. MORE SOLDIERS
    • Phillip ll taught his army to fight in formations.
    • Sparta had a full time army.
  • 12. A FEW MORE FACTS
    • In some city states men trained to fight.
    • When there is a war they call on them to come fight.
  • 13. MORE FACTS ABOUT SOLDIERS
    • Early soldiers had to provide all of their own weapons and equipment that they needed.
  • 14. MORE FACTS
    • By 500 B.C the soldiers were very heavily armed and they were called the hoplites.
  • 15. More soldier facts
    • A soldier from Sparta had to serve in the army until they were 60.
  • 16. MORE SOLDIER FACTS
    • The soldiers in Athens only had to serve for 2 years
  • 17. The end