Ancient Greece by Carrie, Lauren and BethanyAncient Greece was known for inventing the Olympics this is where it was first placed. Also that is where Olympics got it’s name from ( Mt.Olympus )
Interesting Fact: The Greeks believed thegods and goddesses had human qualities. Temples The Greeks, to show the gods how important they were, built temples in every town for one god or goddess. The temples were not like modern places of worship, for ordinary people to pray in. They were homes for statues of gods, which were cared for by priests. Religious ceremonies and festivals went on outside the temple.
Food• The Greek diet was very healthy. Food in Ancient Greece consisted of grains, wheat, barley, fruit, vegetables, breads, and cake.•• The Ancient Greeks grew olives, grapes, figs and wheat and kept goats, for milk and cheese. They ate lots of bread, beans and olives.• In the Summer months there were plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to eat and in the winter they ate dried fruit and food they had stored like apples and lentils. As most of the Greeks lived very near the sea, they also ate a lot of fish, squid and shellfish.• The soil by the sea was not so rich as on the plains so the Greeks used irrigation and crop rotation to keep the soil relatively fertile.• In some of the larger Greek city-states, meat could be purchased in cook shops. Meat was rarely eaten as the Greeks felt that just killing and eating a domesticated animal (like goats) was wrong.
The Greeks wore light, loose clothes as the weather was hot for most of the year. Long pieces of colourful fabric were used to make the Greek clothes.Women also wore clothing which was made from bigsquare piece of linen or wool. They used pins in variousplaces to hold it together. Unlike the mens, the dressesalways went down to the ankles.
Almost every Greek city had a theatre because plays were part ofmany religious festivals. The Greeks enjoyed singing and dancing. At first, theatres were only used for festivals. The theatres were built on hillsides in the open air and could often hold more than 18,000 spectators.
The Ancient Greece empire spread over Europe as far as France in the East. The Greek Empire was most powerful between 2000 BC and 146 BC.The ancient Greeks developed new ideas forgovernment, science, philosophy, religion, and art. The earliest Greek civilizations thrived nearly 4,000 years ago. The Ancient Greeks lived in Greece and the countries that we now call Bulgaria and Turkey.
• Greece is a hot country it gets to about 60*c in the summer.• Greece is 130,800 square kilometres.• Currency: EURO