Ancient Greece    Domestic Life    By: Tara Bosch
Housing    •Typical Greek house    consisted of two stories    with rooms constructed    around a courtyard    •Women in c...
Everyday Life                                                                  •Woman played a very                       ...
Marriage                             •Women were always under control of a                             man, and didn’t hav...
Farming & Food  •Greeks picked grapes to make wine, they would add water and  squeeze the juice from the grapes  •Soil alo...
Entertainment   •Men often went to the   theatre for entertainment to   view comedies & tragedies.   Plays often involved ...
Bibliography•http://greece.mrdonn.org/dailylife.html•http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/greece/dailylife.htm...
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Ancient Greek Civilization- Domestic Life

  1. 1. Ancient Greece Domestic Life By: Tara Bosch
  2. 2. Housing •Typical Greek house consisted of two stories with rooms constructed around a courtyard •Women in charge of running household, •Household played a significant role in woman’s life as it was seen to be more honorable for woman to remain indoors rather than to be outside, and The gynaikônitis (womens quarters) The andrôn (mens apartment or was often located on the upper floor of a (banqueting hall) was reserved for men vice versa for men house only and was often used for entertaining guestsOU KNOW? Homes often had windows that were high up to prevent thieves
  3. 3. Everyday Life •Woman played a very domestic role in the Greek civilization, often confined to their households •Certain occasions permitted women to leave the house such as a funeral, wedding, or certain religious events that woman were permitted to attend •Children had a The Greek alphabet, it was the first alphabet created to include relatively easy going life vowels until the age of 7 in which they occupied much of their time with toys andYOU KNOW? If Children were sick at birth, they were often put on a hill to games
  4. 4. Marriage •Women were always under control of a man, and didn’t have the option to live alone -> Under the control of her father or brother until married in which the control carried over to her husband • Purpose of marriage was primarily carried out to further the social status of a family, and to produce children ( males were favored) •Divorce was permitted if a husband made an announcement of the divorce before Wedding witnesses OR if a woman requested a ceremonies were Statue of Alcibiades, the divorce through an archonaccompanied by singing and the man whom insured that music of a lyre,his wife remained with him where the bride by force was escorted by the groom to his homeDID YOU KNOW? A woman’s status increased when she gave birth to a boy
  5. 5. Farming & Food •Greeks picked grapes to make wine, they would add water and squeeze the juice from the grapes •Soil along coastline wasn’t very fertile, Greeks used systems of irrigation and crop rotation through-out the year to grow crops, grew olives, grapes, figs •In the plains were the soil was more fertile they grew wheat to make bread •Kept goats for milk and cheese •Fishing was a popular way of obtaining food, ate fish such as sturgeon, eel, octopus •Didn’t have salt, so used honey as a sweetener instead The first cultivation of the olive tree world wide took place in Greece, the picture on the right depicts a tree being harvestedYOU KNOW? Meat was commonly used for religious sacrifices to Gods/Gode
  6. 6. Entertainment •Men often went to the theatre for entertainment to view comedies & tragedies. Plays often involved current politics and gods in a form. •Woman were often not aloud to watch or perform at the theatre, so it was common to see male actors playing woman roles •Men & woman engaged in games such as marbles, dice and checkers •Olympics in ancient Greece were held every four years. An ancient vase depicting two Greek men playing checkers. Their version of checkers was similar to the The events were taken very modern game of backgammon seriously and men trainedID often for variousAncient Greece often played games naked, so girls wer YOU KNOW? Boys in events such
  7. 7. Bibliography•http://greece.mrdonn.org/dailylife.html•http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/greece/dailylife.htm•http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Life/•http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/consortium/ancientweddings3.html•http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/home_life/•http://www.womenintheancientworld.com/greece.htm•http://www.womenintheancientworld.com/womenandmoneyinancientathens.htm•http://www.ancient-greece.us/women.html•http://webpage.pace.edu/nreagin/F2004WS267/AnnaCho/finalHISTORY.html•http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/wmna/hd_wmna.htm

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