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Ancient Greeks

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Ancient Greeks

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  1. Ancient Greeks Culture and Contributions Modified by K. Green ITRT – 2007 Suffolk city schools

  2. The Ancient Greek CivilizationShares: • A written language • A system of government • Advances in arts and sciences • A common culture

  3. Physical Characteristics Greece is…. • On the continent of Europe • Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea • A peninsula • Hilly and mountainous • Limited in rich soil

  4. Human Characteristics of the Greeks Because of their surroundings, ancient Greeks had to adapt. As a result, they became Farmers Traders Shipbuilders

  5. Greek Men Went to school Worked for physical strength Were voting citizens Played the lyre and other instruments Greek Women Took care of children Learned handicrafts Did not vote Greek Men and Women

  6. The Olympics • Held every four years to honor Zeus • Held atop of Mount Olympus • Only men competed • Winners wore a crown of olive leaves

  7. Greece: The birthplace of democracyDemocracy – people vote on the issues that effect them.

  8. Architecture The Greeks loved columns and used them often. A most famous example is the Parthenon which sat high above the city.

  9. Corinthian Doric Ionic Plain, Simple Curly, Scroll Fancy, Pattern

  10. Religion The Greeks believed in many different gods. • Zeus • Athena

  11. The Arts and Sciences • Ancient Greeks were Sculptors Potters Scientists Great thinkers

  12. Now, it’s not all Greek to you!