This powerpoint is about Greece's natural features, important sites, ancient Greece's everyday day life, ancient Greece government system, and its modern government system.
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Greece is made of three major land groups, the mainland, the
Peloponnesus peninsula and the islands offshore. The land is
comprised of approximately 80% mountains and hills, making it one
of the most mountainous countries in all of Europe. Mount Olympus
forms the highest point in Greece at 2,919 meter above sea level.
Greece’s climate is divided into three well defined classes the
Mediterranean, Alpine and Temperate, the first one features mild, wet
winters and hot, dry summers. Temperatures rarely reach
extremes, although snowfalls do occur occasionally even in
Athens, Cyclades or Crete during the winter. Alpine is found primarily
in Western Greece . Finally the temperate climate is found in Central
and Eastern Macedonia as well as in Thrace at places like
Komotini, Xanthi and northern Evros; with cold, damp winters and
hot, dry summers.
Acropolis of Athens:The Acropolis of Athens, also called the Sacred
Rock, stands on the highest point of Athens. It is
considered as the most important heritage of the
Classical period and also as Europe's most
important ancient monument. The most famous
buildings of the Acropolis are the Parthenon, the
Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena and the
Sanctuary of Delphi:The site of Delphi was discovered in 1893 by the
French School of Archaeology. This was the most
important oracle of ancient Greece. The most
important monuments excavated in Delphi are:
the Temple of Apollo, the Theatre, the
Stadium, the Tholos and the Gymnasium.
Mycenae:The site of Mycenae is considered as one of the
oldest sites in Greece and witnesses the
development of the Mycenaean civilization.
Mycenae was the legendary home of
Agamemnon, ruler of the Greeks during the Trojan
War. The Mycenaean civilization took its name
after the discovery of the site of Mycenae.
The Sacred Island of Delos:Delos is considered as one of the most important
Pan-Hellenic sanctuaries of Greece. According to
the Greek mythology, Delos was the birth place of
Apollo, the god of sun and maybe of Artemis, the
twin-sister of Apollo, goddess of hunting. Delos
was a sacred place in the ancient times. It worked
both as a religious and trade center.
Knossos:Knossos is the most important and best preserved
palace of the Minoan Civilization, that flourished in
Greece from 2,700 to 1,450 BC. Knossos, located near
modern Heraklion Crete, was the seat of the legendary
King Minos and it is also a place connected to many
legends such as the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and
the story of Daedalus and Icarus.
Ancient Olympia:Ancient Olympia is situated in an area of great natural
beauty in Peloponnese. It is considered as one of the
most important sanctuaries of the antiquity and it was
dedicated to the father of all gods, Zeus. Olympia was
also the place were the ancient Olympic Games were
first held n the 7th century B.C. The most important
monuments of the site are: the temples of Zeus and
Hera, the Stadium, the workshop of sculptor Phedias.
Men if they were not training in military, or
discussing politics ,went to the Theatre for
entertainment. To watch dramas that they could
relate to, including tragedies and comedies. These
often involved current politics and gods in some
form. It is thought that women were not allowed to
watch theatre or perform at the theatre.
Lives of Women in Ancient Greece were closely tied
to domestic work, spinning, weaving and other
domestic duties. They were not involved in public
life or in politics.
Children in ancient Greece usually occupied their
time playing with toys and games.
The ancient Greeks referred to themselves, as citizens
of their hometown - their city-state. Each city-state had
its own personality, goals, laws and customs. Ancient
Greeks were very loyal to their city-state.
There were three main forms of government in
1) Monarchy: Rule by a king. One city-state whose
government was a monarchy was the city-state of
2) Oligarchy: Rule by a small group. One city-state whose
government was an oligarchy was the city-state of
3) Democracy: Rule by the citizens, voting in an assembly.
One city-state whose government experimented for
about a hundred years with democracy was the ancient
city-state of Athens.
The government of Greece is a parliamentary
democracy. The people elect 300 parliamentary
deputies who form the parliament which conducts
the legislative duties of the government. The political
party which can collect 151 seats or more in the
parliament assumes the duties of the administration.
The party president automatically becomes Prime
Minister and he then appoints people to become
There is a President but he is not elected by the
people. Instead, he is elected by the parliamentary
deputies for 5 year terms at a time.