The Golden age of Athens<br />What were the major cultural achievements of Athens?<br />Essential Question:<br />
Burned to the ground!<br />What happened to Athens at the end of the Persian Wars? <br />
Predict what life was like during this time.<br />With a partner, write down specific ideas.<br />After the victory during...
460 – 429 B.C.E.<br />Pericles, leader of Athens<br />
Rebuilt the city<br />Constructed the Parthenon (most famous temple in Athens)<br />
First to pay government employees, so that poor men could also participate<br />Made reforms to democracy to help it grow<...
Athenian homes<br />
Public Spaces<br />Agora = open assembly place<br />
Public Spaces<br />Acropolis = hill above the city where temples were built<br />
<ul><li> Gods and goddesses looked and often acted like humans
 Had power over particular area of life</li></ul>Religion<br />Zeus: Ruler of the gods<br />Athena: goddess of wisdom and ...
Mount Olympus (a real mountain in Greece) is the home of the gods<br />Myths = stories about the gods<br />
Write down the role of each of the 12 most important gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus.<br />Gods<br />Goddesses<br />
Greek’s idea of beauty = importance of balance and order<br />Greek Architecture<br />
Columns<br />
3 Styles of Columns<br /><ul><li> Doric = simple, slimmer at top
 Corinthian = most complex, carvings like leaves, with a base
 Ionic  = scrolled, thin with a base</li></ul>VERY important to Western architecture<br />
Homework<br />Find a building that has Greek columns in the USA or Europe to show the influence of Greek architecture on W...
Church St-Gervais-et-St-Protrais in Paris, France.<br />
Parthenon = temple to Athena<br />
Parthenon = temple to Athena<br />0:00-10:50<br />49:10 -52:15<br />
<ul><li>  Greek sculptures were colorful</li></ul>Greek Sculpture<br />
Greek sculpture<br />
Greek sculpture<br />Egyptian<br />Early Greek<br />
Greek sculpture<br />Early Greek<br />Golden Age<br />
Greek sculpture<br />
Greek sculpture<br />
Phidias<br />One of most famous Greek sculptors <br />
Greek Theater<br />CHEERS!<br />Original plays grew out of songs and dances performed at harvest to honor Dionysus.<br />
Greek Theater<br />
Greek Theater<br />All actors were male.<br />Wore masks to show different characters  (male and female) and make expressi...
Greek Theater<br />
Greek Theater<br />
Greek Theater<br />
Greek Theater<br />Tragedy depicts the downfall of a basically good person through some fatal error or misjudgment, produc...
Greek Theater<br />2:19-<br />
Greek Theater<br />
Means “the love of wisdom”<br />Study of fundamental problems with rational arguments<br />Loved to talk, argue, and debat...
Greek Philosophy – Discussed:<br />How the natural world worked<br />Meaning of life, justice, truth, and beauty<br />
Greek Philosopher - Socrates<br />Question everything you know.<br />
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The Golden Age of Athens

  1. 1. The Golden age of Athens<br />What were the major cultural achievements of Athens?<br />Essential Question:<br />
  2. 2. Burned to the ground!<br />What happened to Athens at the end of the Persian Wars? <br />
  3. 3. Predict what life was like during this time.<br />With a partner, write down specific ideas.<br />After the victory during the Persian Wars, we begin a period called the “Golden Age of Athens”<br />
  4. 4. 460 – 429 B.C.E.<br />Pericles, leader of Athens<br />
  5. 5. Rebuilt the city<br />Constructed the Parthenon (most famous temple in Athens)<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. First to pay government employees, so that poor men could also participate<br />Made reforms to democracy to help it grow<br />
  8. 8. Athenian homes<br />
  9. 9. Public Spaces<br />Agora = open assembly place<br />
  10. 10. Public Spaces<br />Acropolis = hill above the city where temples were built<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li> Gods and goddesses looked and often acted like humans
  12. 12. Had power over particular area of life</li></ul>Religion<br />Zeus: Ruler of the gods<br />Athena: goddess of wisdom and war<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Mount Olympus (a real mountain in Greece) is the home of the gods<br />Myths = stories about the gods<br />
  15. 15. Write down the role of each of the 12 most important gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus.<br />Gods<br />Goddesses<br />
  16. 16. Greek’s idea of beauty = importance of balance and order<br />Greek Architecture<br />
  17. 17. Columns<br />
  18. 18. 3 Styles of Columns<br /><ul><li> Doric = simple, slimmer at top
  19. 19. Corinthian = most complex, carvings like leaves, with a base
  20. 20. Ionic = scrolled, thin with a base</li></ul>VERY important to Western architecture<br />
  21. 21. Homework<br />Find a building that has Greek columns in the USA or Europe to show the influence of Greek architecture on Western civilization. <br />It can be in your hometown or in a major city. <br />Post it to our class on Edmodo with the following info:<br />Location (address, if you can find it)<br />A link to a picture<br />Say whether the columns are Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian. <br />You cannot repeat a building another student has chosen!<br />
  22. 22. Church St-Gervais-et-St-Protrais in Paris, France.<br />
  23. 23. Parthenon = temple to Athena<br />
  24. 24. Parthenon = temple to Athena<br />0:00-10:50<br />49:10 -52:15<br />
  25. 25. <ul><li> Greek sculptures were colorful</li></ul>Greek Sculpture<br />
  26. 26. Greek sculpture<br />
  27. 27. Greek sculpture<br />Egyptian<br />Early Greek<br />
  28. 28. Greek sculpture<br />Early Greek<br />Golden Age<br />
  29. 29. Greek sculpture<br />
  30. 30. Greek sculpture<br />
  31. 31. Phidias<br />One of most famous Greek sculptors <br />
  32. 32. Greek Theater<br />CHEERS!<br />Original plays grew out of songs and dances performed at harvest to honor Dionysus.<br />
  33. 33. Greek Theater<br />
  34. 34. Greek Theater<br />All actors were male.<br />Wore masks to show different characters (male and female) and make expressions clear.<br />
  35. 35. Greek Theater<br />
  36. 36. Greek Theater<br />
  37. 37. Greek Theater<br />
  38. 38. Greek Theater<br />Tragedy depicts the downfall of a basically good person through some fatal error or misjudgment, producing suffering for the main character and arousing pity and fear on the part of the audience.<br />A comedy is a story of the rise in fortune of a sympathetic central character.<br />
  39. 39. Greek Theater<br />2:19-<br />
  40. 40. Greek Theater<br />
  41. 41. Means “the love of wisdom”<br />Study of fundamental problems with rational arguments<br />Loved to talk, argue, and debate<br />Greek Philosophy<br />NEW IDEAS<br />
  42. 42. Greek Philosophy – Discussed:<br />How the natural world worked<br />Meaning of life, justice, truth, and beauty<br />
  43. 43. Greek Philosopher - Socrates<br />Question everything you know.<br />
  44. 44. Greek Philosopher - Socrates<br />Taught by asking questions<br />What makes a good life?<br />What is truth?<br />How do you know?<br />Led students to think about their beliefs<br />Said he was the wisest man in Greece because he recognized how little he knew.<br />
  45. 45. Greek Philosopher - Socrates<br />Sentenced to death for “not honoring the gods” and “leading young people into error.”<br />
  46. 46. Greek Philosophers<br />Plato<br />Aristotle<br />

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