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The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
The Golden Age of Athens
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  • 1. The Golden age of Athens<br />What were the major cultural achievements of Athens?<br />Essential Question:<br />
  • 2. Burned to the ground!<br />What happened to Athens at the end of the Persian Wars? <br />
  • 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. 460 – 429 B.C.E.<br />Pericles, leader of Athens<br />
  • 5. Rebuilt the city<br />Constructed the Parthenon (most famous temple in Athens)<br />
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  • 7. First to pay government employees, so that poor men could also participate<br />Made reforms to democracy to help it grow<br />
  • 8. Athenian homes<br />
  • 9. Public Spaces<br />Agora = open assembly place<br />
  • 10. Public Spaces<br />Acropolis = hill above the city where temples were built<br />
  • 11. <ul><li> Gods and goddesses looked and often acted like humans
  • 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.
  • 14. Mount Olympus (a real mountain in Greece) is the home of the gods<br />Myths = stories about the gods<br />
  • 15. Write down the role of each of the 12 most important gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus.<br />Gods<br />Goddesses<br />
  • 16. Greek’s idea of beauty = importance of balance and order<br />Greek Architecture<br />
  • 17. Columns<br />
  • 18. 3 Styles of Columns<br /><ul><li> Doric = simple, slimmer at top
  • 19. Corinthian = most complex, carvings like leaves, with a base
  • 20. Ionic = scrolled, thin with a base</li></ul>VERY important to Western architecture<br />
  • 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. Church St-Gervais-et-St-Protrais in Paris, France.<br />
  • 23. Parthenon = temple to Athena<br />
  • 24. Parthenon = temple to Athena<br />0:00-10:50<br />49:10 -52:15<br />
  • 25. <ul><li> Greek sculptures were colorful</li></ul>Greek Sculpture<br />
  • 26. Greek sculpture<br />
  • 27. Greek sculpture<br />Egyptian<br />Early Greek<br />
  • 28. Greek sculpture<br />Early Greek<br />Golden Age<br />
  • 29. Greek sculpture<br />
  • 30. Greek sculpture<br />
  • 31. Phidias<br />One of most famous Greek sculptors <br />
  • 32. Greek Theater<br />CHEERS!<br />Original plays grew out of songs and dances performed at harvest to honor Dionysus.<br />
  • 33. Greek Theater<br />
  • 34. Greek Theater<br />All actors were male.<br />Wore masks to show different characters (male and female) and make expressions clear.<br />
  • 35. Greek Theater<br />
  • 36. Greek Theater<br />
  • 37. Greek Theater<br />
  • 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. Greek Theater<br />2:19-<br />
  • 40. Greek Theater<br />
  • 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. Greek Philosophy – Discussed:<br />How the natural world worked<br />Meaning of life, justice, truth, and beauty<br />
  • 43. Greek Philosopher - Socrates<br />Question everything you know.<br />
  • 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. Greek Philosopher - Socrates<br />Sentenced to death for “not honoring the gods” and “leading young people into error.”<br />
  • 46. Greek Philosophers<br />Plato<br />Aristotle<br />

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