R 3.5 golden age of athens

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R 3.5 golden age of athens

  1. 1. The Golden Age of Athens Monday, November 15, 2010
  2. 2. Religion • Polytheism: the belief in many different gods and goddesses
  3. 3. Temples: large and beautiful buildings were Greeks went to pray and sacrifice animals. Parthenon: One of the most famous and complete temples from Ancient Greece, dedicated to Athena, the Goddess of wisdom and war
  4. 4. Aphrodite: goddess of love and beauty
  5. 5. Athena: goddess of wisdom and war
  6. 6. Poseidon: god of the sea
  7. 7. Hades: god of the underworld (seen here abducting Persephone, Queen of the Underworld
  8. 8. Government City-State, or polis: a very small country, about the size of a city, ruled by its own independent government
  9. 9. Types of Government: Monarchy: Rule by a royal family (power passed down by birth) Oligarchy: Rule by a small group of powerful citizens Tyranny: Rule by a tyrant or dictator Democracy: Government by the people or their elected officials
  10. 10. Funeral Rites In Ancient Greece, the wealthier you were, the more elaborate your final resting place.
  11. 11. Prothesis - laying out of the body Funeral Rites: Part 1
  12. 12. Funeral Rites: Part 2 Ekphora - Funeral procession
  13. 13. Funeral Rites: Part 3 Burial of the body (Here, Antigone visits her dead brother, Polyneices, wanting to bury him)
  14. 14. Role of Women Duties of a woman in Ancient Greece: 1) Bear children 2) Keep a household (cook, clean)
  15. 15. Role of Women and Antigone What? You say I should be quiet, demure, and obedient to men? Oh no you didn’t!

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