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  • Greek: Believed even Zeus had a fate that was uncontrollable. Believed that the Earth was a flat disk floating on a OceanSome of them are: Keres- Evil female spirits Medusa: A winged female monster with snakes for hair. Roman: Each god had it’s own field of experience, for example the god of the Sun, ApolloExamples are: Juno- Goddess of Motherhood and childbirth, Mars- God of War, and some others.One preist was for general supervison of thrreligon, the other was for specific duties and eventsOne of their Emporers in a later date, Constantine the Great, had said that God had spoken to him in a dream right before battle and when he went to that battle, he won. To show his thanks, he turned his whole empire into Christians.
  • Roman: The roads were the main thing for communication. They could travel, talk to other Romans, or even a foreigner and learn a new language.Greek:
  • Greek: Main things that they mainly did were Theatre and Storytelling. Symposia was a dinner party held for men.Roman: Amphitheaters were battles held between GladiatorsLeisureactivies were events held to entiertain a high person
  • From the book
  • Greek:The women stayed in the deeper parts because to stay away from prying eyes of visiting male and females. : would have a spereate room for parties and special events that only male guests were allowed to go into (Slaves were allowed in a times to entertain, for example a slave playing music, serving wine, or they may have a female slave dance for them)In the special rooms for the females, there they would entertain other female guests or family members, did their weaving and sewing, and looked after the children. (If a man were to come in without permission, it would be a great shame onto him) Slaves rooms were very small and just barley had enough room for the slaves. Men slave’s room would be near the men’s dining /entertaining room and the females near the women’s quarters. They had a work room inside the house which would be the location of the family business, were the slaves would do the work. Roman: The hallway was formal and used for clients waiting for their morning visits with the head of the house. Had a opening on the roof used to collect rainwater and adding a touch of classical naturalness of the room. Also very light and airy Bedrooms were not only used to sleep in, but for private meeting and libraries as well. The Kitchen was very dark, small and poorly ventilated. Slaves were the main ones in there making food for the household family ( Though if the Roman family was poor they would help or do it themselves)The Romans also had shops in there house, but it was a bit different. The shops were closed off from the rest of the house other than the hallway and prevented unwanted sounds or smells. The office for the family business was not only for the family business, but also contained the families finances and records.
  • From the book –Greeks
  • Weaver: Makes clothesSpinner: Spins wool
  • Book, Basic information


  • 1. ABC’s Of CultureThe Greeks & The Romans By: Jessica Bragdon and Alina Gooch Period 7 – Honors History 1
  • 2. The Greeks The Romans 2
  • 3. Appearance The Greeks The Romans Peplos  Toga and a Tunica Chiton  Sandals Sandals  Also wore soleae, a type Leather boots of shoe that was closed. Cloaks  Women often dyed their Women often kept their hair hair gold red up or in braids  Wore much jewelry Hair bands of Metal or  Low class: Hair up Ribbon were very famous  Higher class: Hair down and in curls 3
  • 4. Belief System The Greeks The Romans Fate 1.Many Gods Universe 2.Based on many religions Spirits 3.Also made their own Gods Monsters (Somewhat) using ideas Mythical Beings 4.Spirits Human Nature 5.Different Priests Purpose of Life 6.Later on, turned into Death Christians Afterlife 7.Death Many Gods 8. Afterlife 4
  • 5. Communication The Greeks The Romans Fire Signals 1.Roads for Travel Pigeons 2.Pigeons Water clocks 3.Messengers Messengers 4.Rivers Fire telegraphs 5.Did I mention Roads? Cryptography Shields Horsemen Flags 5
  • 6. Dates The Greeks• 2900-2000 B.C. The Bronze The Romans Age began 1.600 BC Established Cites• 2500B.C. Great Minoan 2.282-272 BC War with civilization Pyrrhus• 1200 B.C Trojan War• 1050-750 B.C. Dark Ages 3.264-241BC War with• 850-700 BC Development of Carthage the Greek language 4.218 BC Hannibal invades• 776 BC First Olympics Italy Games 5.135-132 BC First Servile• 750- 700 BC Homer writes War the Iliad and the Odyssey 6.73 – 71 BC Slave uprising 6
  • 7. Entertainment The Greeks Romans Storytelling  Circuses Theatre  Storytelling Festivals  Amphitheaters Writing  Public Baths Symposia  Theatre  Leisure Activities 7
  • 8. Food The Greeks The Romans Bread  Grain Wine  Oil Cheese  Wine Oils  Bread Vegetables  Fish Fruit  Oysters Honey cakes  Cheese  Honey 8
  • 9. Government The Greeks (After 507 B.C.) The Romans Used democracy Was divided into 10 tribes  Overthrew Monarchy Each tribe elected 50 men  Became a republic The 50 men all then  Only males became the Council of Five  Senate, Magistrates, and Hundred Assemblies  Weakened by during the Rest of the men became battles the Assembly  Then ruled by Caesar Proposed Laws and  Became strong and assembly voted for yes or unbeatable no  Emperor ran government 9
  • 10. Housing The Greeks The Romans Cool during the summer  Entry was open for the and warm for winter guests  Bedroom lightly furnished Bedrooms lightly furnished  Kitchen used by slaves Slaves rooms  Shops to the front Had a room for work  Office for family business Had a courtyard with a well  Dining room and/or and altar  Courtyard with a garden Kitchen and storage room for food and wine Special room for women Special room for men 10
  • 11. Information The Greeks The Romans Boys studied  Adapted Schooling ideas Reading from Greeks Writing Grammar  Richer children went to Poetry school Music  Learned: Gymnastics Older boys learned Reading Government Writing Mathematics Counting Ethics Rhetoric Political speaking Military training Grammar Women didn’t go to school (Only wealth ones) Latin Own language and writing Greek system Poorer children were taught 11 by parents
  • 12. Jobs The Greeks The Romans Weaver  Political Spinner Senate Blacksmith Judge Priest  Soldiers Poet  Traders General of the  Merchants Army  Farmers Soldiers  Priests Farmers Traders  Artist Artist  Actors  Lawyers  Teachers 12
  • 13. Kinds of Environment The Greeks The Romans Soil wasn’t very fertile Many mountains  On the shallow part on Not enough fresh water Tiber River Lots of oceans/seas  Salt Flats Lots of islands  On Seven Hills Was on tectonic plates  Protected by the Alps Lots of vegetation though  Also made it hard to travel Summer: Hot and dry to other countries Fall: Rainy  Good fertile soil Winter: Cold but no snow  Not too near the water Spring: Rainy  If attacked, better range of sight 13
  • 14. Leftovers- Myths The Greeks The Romans Many Gods and Goddesses Many Gods based ono Based off (and had) Greeks human qualities and nature Named them Different Had a hero ( Mortal or non- Zeus: Jupiter mortal) Hera: Juno Many were Odysseys Poseidon: Neptune Some explained natural Hades: Pluto things Most Myths were the Others were for same entertainment 14
  • 15. Page 1 – Sarah’s Sources References Roman Dress: Dress and Personal Appearance." Roman Dress and Personal Appearance. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <>. Greek Dress: Barrow, Mandy. "Clothes worn in Ancient Greece." What Clothes did the Greeks wear?. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <http://www.woodlands->. Greek Beliefs: "Ancient Greek Religion." Paganism: Past & Present. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <>. Roman Beliefs: Roman Gods." Roman Gods. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <>. Greek Communication & Roman: Book Greek & Roman Entertianment: Book Greek & Roman food: Book Greek & Roman Government: Book 15
  • 16. Page 2 – Symposium, Greek Housing: Ancient Greece- Daily Life- Typical House- British Museum." The Greek House. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <http://www.roman->. Greek Education: Book Roman Education: "School- Kingdom, Republic, Empire- Ancient Rome for kids." Kids went to school. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <>. Greek Jobs: Middleton, Haydn. "Job and trade in Ancient Greece." Jobs and employment in ancient Greece. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <>. Roman Jobs: Ancient roman Jobs." Ancient Roman Jobs. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <>. Greek Environment: Carr, Karren. "Ancient Greek Environment- History for Kids!." Ancient Greek Environment. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <>. Roman Environment: Class, Book Greek Myths: Book, Class Roman Myths: Class Restart PowerPoint 16