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Ancient Greece Laura Blomberg

  1. 1. Ancient Greece<br />By Laura Blomberg<br />
  2. 2. Geography<br /><ul><li>In Greece it was very mountainous
  3. 3. They had a lot of islands and peninsulas
  4. 4. Some cities on the peninsulas are Athens on Attica and Sparta on Peloponnesia the mountains there separated the city-states so that made them independent</li></li></ul><li> Climate and Farming<br /><ul><li> In ancient Greece it was very hot in the summer
  5. 5. Summers were hot and dry and winters were rainy
  6. 6. The good weather was very good for farming
  7. 7. They would grow grapes, olives and (barely grow grains)
  8. 8. The weather was also perfect for grazing animals
  9. 9. They would graze animals like mountain goats since they had a lot of mountains and sheep
  10. 10. They also had rich soil
  11. 11. They got olive trees from Athena and since she gave them such a wonderful thing they named there city after her
  12. 12. Olives gave them oil for skin, lamps and cooking. Also olives gave them food by themselves</li></li></ul><li> Religion<br /><ul><li>The Greeks were polytheistic (believed in many gods) and the are some of there most common gods
  13. 13. They also believed that if you thought you better or didn’t worship the gods that they would punish you.
  14. 14. Zeus-King of the gods, he could control the weather
  15. 15. Hera-She’s queen of the gods, goddess of weddings and marriage
  16. 16. Athena-Goddess of war and cunning wisdom
  17. 17. Apollo-God of the sun, truth, music, poetry, dance and healing
  18. 18. Demeter-Goddess of fertility and agriculture
  19. 19. Poseidon-God of the sea and horses
  20. 20. Aphrodite-Goddess of love and beauty
  21. 21. Hermes-God of travel, business, weights and measures and sports
  22. 22. Artemis-Goddess of hunting, archery and childbirth and wild animals 
  23. 23. Ares-God of war
  24. 24. Hephaestus-God of fire, volcanoes, blacksmiths and craft workers
  25. 25. Dionysus-God of fun loving god of high spirits, strong emotions and wine </li></li></ul><li> Sports and Activities<br /><ul><li>The Greeks played many sports and activities.
  26. 26. Men played games like wrestling, all out wrestling, Sprits, long races, short races and etc.
  27. 27. They also had the Olympics, the Olympics would be men only and men would do the Olympics with no cloths on so no woman would sneak in and pretend to be a man
  28. 28. The Olympics would be dedicated to Zeus
  29. 29. The woman had the Heria games, of course only woman would only be allowed to do these
  30. 30. The Heria games would be dedicated to Heria
  31. 31. They also had the theater that they would have plays that involve heroes , gods and myths</li></li></ul><li> Greek Polis<br /><ul><li>A Greek polis is a city
  32. 32. In the city they would have a Agora, Acropolis and hillside
  33. 33. The Acropolis is where a temple to the gods would be there would be more then one temple for example one temple might be for Zeus and the other to Poseidon
  34. 34. On the Hillside they would carve a theater. The seats would all surround the platform (or stage) also they would have grazing land on the hillside and maybe a outdoor school
  35. 35. In the Agora is where the marketplace, government buildings, maybe a library would be. Also they would have a dock where sailors would sail into.</li></li></ul><li>Sparta<br /><ul><li> In Sparta they would have a military government
  36. 36. Boys would start military camp by the age 7
  37. 37. They had a very strong army and also a very strict one
  38. 38. they had a rivalry with Athens
  39. 39. They were on the peninsula  Peloponnesus
  40. 40. there principle gods were Ares and Artemis
  41. 41. There entertainment was sports that were violent like wrestling all out wrestling and boxing
  42. 42. their economy was based on conquering and taking
  43. 43. A mans daily life was to Fight in the war
  44. 44. There Values was military strength </li></li></ul><li> Athens<br /><ul><li>In Athens they had a Democracy Government
  45. 45. They are located on the peninsula of Attica
  46. 46. The boys went to school unlike in Sparta
  47. 47. There economy based on Trading and farming
  48. 48. For there Entertainment they would play sports like racing and sprits, they would have theaters also
  49. 49. There principle god is Athena who Athens was also named after
  50. 50. there values were education (wisdom) and skill
  51. 51. A mans daily life included things like trading, shopping and acting</li></li></ul><li>Woman's Rights: Sparta and Athens<br /><ul><li>In Sparta woman had many rights they could own property also play sports. Meanwhile in Athens the woman would stay home and do nothing just watch the house and make dinner for the husbands.
  52. 52. Spartan woman were allowed to go in to town there husbands couldn’t because they would be at war but in Athens the husbands did everything shopped, went to plays and etc.
  53. 53. For an Education woman in Sparta would do physical training and help run the homes in Athens they would have tutors teaching the girls at home and they would learn how to harvest.</li></li></ul><li>Men's Rights: Sparta and Athens<br /><ul><li>Men in Sparta would start army school by the age of 7
  54. 54. Men in Athens would live life like a woman
  55. 55. In Athens men would shop, go to the theater, be actors and etc. while men in Sparta would be at war
  56. 56. Since Spartan men would be at war their wives would watch the house and do everything a Athens man would do
  57. 57. In Sparta you would basically be in the army your whole life because that was Sparta's top priority
  58. 58. Men in Sparta had to become very strong because by the time they were in their 20’s they would need to great warriors</li></li></ul><li>The End!<br />