Ancient Greece !

Introduction:

By: Khalia Shakir
Ancient Greece was a very interesting country along the Mediterranean Sea. Greece was an advanced civilization of its time. The people that lived in ancient Greece did things somewhat similar to what we do today. Men who were not training in the military went the Theatre for entertainment. Also some of the Greek Gods named some of the planets in our solar system. They have huge importance in history.

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This is a map of Ancient Greece

Religion:

By: Melissa Lelekatch
All ancient Greece were Polytheistic. Greeks worship many different Gods. They believed that gods lived on Mount Olympus, which was in northern Greece. The Greeks believed that the gods would offer protection and guide their cities and states. They would worship the gods through temples and festivals. Out of all the Gods, Zeus was the most powerful. Although religion was important to the Greeks, some Greeks came to believe that the universe was regulated, not by the will of gods, but natural laws.
Burton F. Beers, 1997


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This is a picture of a guardian angel that the Greeks worshiped.

Written Lanuage:

By: Melissa Lelekatch
Ancient Greek was the first Europeans to read and write. Their language became the modern European language that is today. The ancient Greek language has many different theories of origin. One theory is that some people think is that the language migrated from the Proto- Greek speakers and into the Greek Peninsula from 2500 BC to 1700 BC. Another is that the language migrated into Greece before Proto- Greek. So they think the Greek sounds were later in their life. There is no specific theory about the old ancient Greeks language.

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The ancient Greece lanuage.

Art and Architecture:

By: Ally Fortuna
Greek art and sculpture have a great effect on the years. Mycenaean was the first era that where surviving art was found. This era was from 1550 BC to about 1200 BC. The arts that survived were mostly on vases and other pottery. Greece’s most famous Greek temple was known as the Parthenon. For sculpture in Greece, they were known to carve pottery into ridged poses.
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Ancient Greek vase

Public works:

By: Ally Fortuna
In ancient Greece the benefits of things like roads, how their water systems were, ancient Greece did have roads but they were not used for transporting people from city to city. Most of the transportation was by water, such as ship & boats. The water in ancient Greece can come from all over the country. It has many sources to get to all the people that live there.


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This is ancient Greece's roads and public works, and you can see its a beautiful place but not surronded by buildings.

Cities:

By: Khalia Shakir
There are one hundred and eighteen cities in Greece which I find to be amazing. Even though there are 118 cities there happen to be only 5 that are the largest. Athens would be the 5th largest, and then there is Thessaloniki, Patrai, Iraklion, and Larissa being the number one largest city in Greece with a rank of 2,426 people. The most beautiful out of the 5 though is Athens.

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This is a full view of Athens. Isn't it beautiful :)

Social Classes:
By: Khalia Shakir
Ancient Greece social class system was quite interesting. Their best information about the Greek social class comes from the city Athens. Athens had an upper class, a middle class, a lower class, and then there were the slaves. But in the end Ancient Greece was divided into two different parts. Either you were at the top or you were at the bottom with slaves.

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This is a basic social class Greek Pyramid

Government:

By: Anna Logan
Before the birth of the democracy, most of the Greek cities were run as an aristocracy; which is the Greek way of saying “Ruled by the best”. In the Greece the power was shared among a small circle of men. But in around 600 B.C., middle class has emerged. On the other hand, the people of the Athens had a different idea and in the late 500 B.C. the first democracy ‘ruled by the people’ was created. With no single ruler, a public assembly of male citizens met around 40 times a year to discuss and vote on state decisions.

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This is the Greek demorcracy.

Job Specialization:

By: Anna Logan
In ancient Greece, they had architects- designed buildings, artist- designed paintings for the buildings made for rulers, poets- they wrote long stories called epics and heroic deeds, and politicizations- people who made laws and helped run the government of ancient Greece.
Ancient Greece’s Rulers in 600 B.C.

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This picture shows how hard the Greeks worked !

Conclusion:

By: Khalia Shakir
Your Ancient Greece adventure has come to an end. We hope you guys learned a lot. There a few small pieces of information that we did not get to share with you about Greece. Its history can be traced back to several Stone Age Hunters. Many Greek gods and goddesses faced challenges that we wouldn’t even imagine today. This concludes your informational voyage back to the Old and New Stone Ages. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED READING ABOUT ANCIENT GREECE!

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