Greco-Roman Presentation

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Greco-Roman Presentation

  1. 1. Greco/Roman Mythology Michael Imperiosi and Michelle Trojan
  2. 2. Neolithic Period (6000-2900 BC) ●a time of farming and simple life History of the Greeks
  3. 3. ● bronze metal introduced ● Lerna Village ○ roofs made of clay tiles and stone walls ○ baskets with personal seals ○ Stone fences for protection ● Burial systems for deceased Early Bronze Age (2900-2000 BC)
  4. 4. Lena Village
  5. 5. ● wet painting of plaster- fresco type ● stone carving- soft stones such serpentine, steatite and soapstone ● stone seals- identifying marks Minoan Age (2000-1400 BC)
  6. 6. ● Peloponnese, Southern Greece /Athens / Thebes / Pylos/ Tiryns ● beehive tombs ● rich and poor classes ● Linear B - own script from Linear A which was used by Minoan ● King Agamemnon Mycenaean Age (1600-1100 BC)
  7. 7. http://www.history.com/videos/deconstruc ting-history-the-acropolis The Acropolis
  8. 8. ● cause by the fall of the Mycenaeans ○ internal problems and invasions by the Dorians ● no growth/ development in this period ● population drop ● no sign of art or language The Greek Dark Ages (1100-800 BC)
  9. 9. ● revival of art and poetry ● small farming villages grew to form ‘poleis’ city-states ● each ‘poleis’ was protected by a god or goddess (ex. Athena was the goddess of Athens) ● spread to Asia Minor, from North Africa to the coast of the Black Sea Archaic Period (750-500 BC)
  10. 10. ● era of war and conflict ○ Greeks v. Persians ○ Athenians v. the Spartans ● Socrates ● ‘demokratia’ - rule by the people To Find Out More- http://www.history.com/topics/classical-greece Classical Greece (500- 336 BC)
  11. 11. Hellenistic Greece
  12. 12. ● Greek and Roman Gods were the bases of everyday life ● Few Gods were worshipped at first ● As Greek and Roman civilization grew more Gods were worshipped and added to the “Family Tree” ● Gods were worshipped daily ● Each God had a different role in Greco/Roman Life ● Examples of Gods ○ Zeus(Jupiter):God of the sky/Chief Olympian God ○ Poseidon(Neptune):God of the sea ○ Hades(Pluto):God of the dead/underworld ○ Dionysus(Bacchus): God of wine and party ○ Demeter(Ceres):God of agriculture ● Each God was praised depending on their role in Greco/Roman life Early Greco/Roman Life
  13. 13. ● Greco/Roman Mythology influences life today ● Not as much as it did in early life ● The Gods/mythical creatures are used today for store names and sport team names ● The names symbolize strength or power ● Many of the original myths are still used today ● Some myths are now used and put in modern context ○ Movies: Percy Jackson/Clash of the Titans ○ Stories:Percy Jackson series ○ Comic Book Heroes: Olympian Gods(DC Comics) Present Greco/Roman Life
  14. 14. Arts and Architecture
  15. 15. Minoan Queens Fresco
  16. 16. Parthenon- for Athena (on the Acropolis in Athens)
  17. 17. More for Athena
  18. 18. The Temple of Apollo at Didyma Medusa
  19. 19. ● Ruler of Olympus ● God of the Sky Zeus
  20. 20. ● Brother of Zeus ● God the Sea and Horses Poseidon
  21. 21. ● Zeus’ other brother ● God of the dead and underworld Hades
  22. 22. ● Olympian God of War, Battlelust, Civil order, and Manly Courage ● Was not a well liked God because of his egocentric ways ● Son of Zeus and Hera Ares
  23. 23. ● Goddess of war, wisdom and domestic arts ● Daughter of Zeus ● Sister of Ares Athena
  24. 24. ● Goddess of Victory ● Daughter of the Titan War God Pallas Nike
  25. 25. http://www.history.com/videos/greek-gods Important Gods
  26. 26. ● There were many popular stories ● Many stories are still told today and well known ○ Story of Hercules ○ Story of Prometheus ○ Story of Perseus ○ The Odyssey ○ The story of Hades and Persephone ○ Jason and The Argonauts ● Just to name a few Popular Stories
  27. 27. Jupiter - king of gods Juno - queen of gods Neptune- god of the sea Pluto-god of the underworld Apollo-god of the sun Diana- god of the moon Mars- god of war Venus - god of love Mercury - messenger of the gods Minerva - god of wisdom Bacchus - god of wine Roman Gods So…. basically the Romans had the same gods as the Greeks but had different names for them
  28. 28. The Colosseum
  29. 29. http://www.monolithic.com/stories/the-pantheon-rome-126-ad -----read about it The Pantheon
  30. 30. ● http://www.tree.com/lifestyle/the-impact-of-roman-mythology.aspx ● http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0197622.html ● http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/roman/ ● http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-greece ● http://www.lexiline.com/lexiline/phdisk5.gif ● http://www.ancient-greece.org/history/dark-ages.html Work Cited

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