The Golden Age of Greece

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The Golden Age of Greece


The Golden Age of Greece

Pericles, the leader during The Golden Age

Literature ' Drama

Arts ' Architecture

The Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena

Artists often painted scenes on pottery.

Sculptors emphasizes natural poses and often captured glorious moments such as an athlete in mid sprint

Homer: the poet credited to have written the Iliad ' The Odyssey

The Golden Age was mainly confined to the city-state Athens.

City-State: A central city ' its surrounding villages, which together follow the same law, have one form of government, ' share one culture.

In theatre, the two main genres were tragety ' comedy.

Trojan War: Greeks vs. Troy; Trojan Prince kidnapped Helen, wife of the Mycenaen's king. Greeks won when they tricked Trojans with the Trojan Horse.

Philosohers used observation and reason to study the world around them. This led to advancements in science and art. Famous philosophers include Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle.


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