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Athens Pablo 1E

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Athens Pablo 1E

  1. 1. ATHENS
  2. 2. ATHENS • Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. • Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 (three thousand four) years. • A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum
  3. 3. THE GODS • The Greek gods could be men and women, with defects, virtues and passions, but were immortal. Vivian on Mount Olympus, Forming A big family. • To explain the origin of the universe made use of ​ myths and legends. At first there was only Khaos, an infinite space from which emerged Gaia (the earth).
  4. 4. architecture • Athenian architecture was applied mainly to the construction of temples, usually rectangular, with a wide central hall called Naos where stood the figure of God • Between the columns and ceiling sculptures were placed friezes depicting scenes from mythology.
  5. 5. the Olympics • From the year 776 a.c every four years in August, all polis (citystate) of Greece sent their best athletes to Olympia to compete in the Olympic Games .There were held sports competitions and artistic events of poetry and music.
  6. 6. • The most significant competition was the pentathlon bringing together five races: race, javelin, wrestling, discus throwing and jumping. The games were announced throughout Greece ten months before its conclusion through messengers announcing the sacred truce. Wars and disputes should be suspended until the end of the Olympics.
  7. 7. slavery • Despite the democratic spirit of Athenian life, slavery remained doing more productive tasks • They could be Greeks or foreign and mostly owned by individuals who considered them like animals or objects
  8. 8. currently atenas • Athens is a city exceptionally rich in archaeological sites, ranging from archaic Greece to the Roman, and most of which are open to the public.
  9. 9. geography • The metropolitan area of ​ Athens extends over a plain of Attica peninsula, bounded on the south by the Saronic Gulf, on the west by Mount Egaleo; northwest by Mount Parnitha, north-east by Mount Penteli, and to the east by the Mount Imitos.
  10. 10. geography • The metropolitan area of ​ Athens extends over a plain of Attica peninsula, bounded on the south by the Saronic Gulf, on the west by Mount Egaleo; northwest by Mount Parnitha, north-east by Mount Penteli, and to the east by the Mount Imitos.

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