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Ancient Greece

  1. 1. ANCIENT GREECE<br />
  2. 2. ALEXANDER THE GREAT!<br />The son of King Philip II<br />His father died and Alexander inherited the kingdom that his father made.<br />Took over as king and expanded his empire father then his father could imagine.<br />
  3. 3. Pictures of Alexander the Great<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />
  4. 4. Greek Gods<br />Ancient Greeks believed in many gods<br />Most powerful god was Zeus<br />These gods could interact with the<br /> humans but usually in a different <br /> form than their normal body.<br />zeus<br />http://www.flickr.com<br />
  5. 5. Important cities in Ancient Greece<br />Athens<br />Home of the Athenians <br />Sparta<br />Home of the Spartans<br />http://www.flickr.com<br />
  6. 6. Sparta<br />It was a city state in Ancient Greece<br />Had a great land based military <br />Completely focused all of its time on military and being well fit<br />
  7. 7. Athens<br />Also a city state in Ancient Greece<br />Had a really good naval army<br />Spent a lot of time on learning and philosophy<br />Known as the birth place of democracy<br />
  8. 8. Peloponnesian War<br />War between Athens and Sparta<br />Sparta was receiving help from the Persians<br />Athens recovered from the wars and rebuilt and Sparta never recovered<br />
  9. 9. Hoplites<br />Warriors of the city states<br />Not just anybody could be this<br />Needed a lot of money to be a Hoplite because you had to pay for all the armor and weapons your self<br />They trained themselves<br />
  10. 10. Pericles<br />In charge of the Athenian military during the Peloponnesian wars<br />Became the leader of Athens<br />Made many new laws after he became the leader<br />Rebuilt Athens after Peloponnesian wars<br />
  11. 11. Persian War<br />This was an all out war by the Persian on everyone in their path<br />The small city states of Ancient Greece were targeted by the Persian military multiple times.<br />The Greek world was tiny compared to the Persian Empire that stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indus River Valley<br />
  12. 12. Olympics<br />The Greeks held contests in honor of their gods<br />Every four years the Greeks had competitions at a city named Olympia<br />No women were allowed to watch<br />Only Greek nationals could participate<br />
  13. 13. Famous Philosphers<br />Socrates<br />Plato<br />Aristotle<br />
  14. 14. Homer<br />Born in the 8-9th century BC<br />He was a blind poet<br />He was the one who wrote the poems the Iliad and the Odyssey<br />
  15. 15. Socrates<br />Born 469 BC and died in 399 BC<br />Classical Greek Philosopher<br />Credited for laying the fundamentals of modern western philosophy<br />Was sentenced to death for teaching philosophy and had to drink poison and walk till he couldn’t anymore<br />
  16. 16. Plato<br />Student of Socrates<br />Classical Greek Philosopher<br />Born 428 BC an died 348 BC<br />Most famous for writing “Trial of Socrates”<br />
  17. 17. Aristotle<br />Born in 384 BC<br />Became a student of Plato<br />Started a school named lyceum for philosophy<br />
  18. 18. The End<br />

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