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Ancient Greece

Western Culture

Greece was the birthplace of Western Culture. Greece introduced democracy, beliefs, and goverment to the people. The ancient Greeks pionered in many fields that rely on thought. Including biology, geometery, history, philosophy, and physics.They introduced important literary such as lyric poetry, tradgey, and comedy. The Greeks were a big influence to Western Culture, and the way we see the world today.

HellenismWas the collection of beliefs and rituals practiced in Ancient Greece. Some of the Gods and Goddesses included: Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Ares, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Athena, Hermes, Demeter, Heracles, Hestia, Asclepius, and Hera.These practices of the Greeks extended to the islands of Ionia and the Asia Minor.


ParthenonA temple on the Athenian Acropolis, dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena. The est front of the building is slightly higher than the east front. As the Greeks may have been awawre that two parallel lines appear to bow, or curve outward. In this case it lookls like the ceiling and floor tend to bow by the surrounding angels. The designers may have added these curves to add an illusion, and make the buliding very unique.

AristotleAristotle was the greatest scientist of the ancient world. He is considered the founding father of the natural sciences. Aristotle believed in using logic and reason, rather than the anger or pleasure of gods, to explain events. He was born in Macedonia. Aristotle moved to Athens, and studied at Plato's academy. Aristotle was the hired by King Philip to perpare his 13 year old son for the future. Aristotle was a big historic figure.

Trojan WarThe Trojan War was between Troy and the Greeks. After Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus the King of Sparta. The war is one of the most important events in Greek history.The Greeks won by tricking Troy with a wooden horse and wine. Troy's people got drunk and were easily killed. The horse to this day has not been found yet.


5 Important facts about Greece1.) The olypics were made in Greece, but they are much more differnt than today's olympics. Back then you were naked and there was only one winner.2.)Some Greeks had some strange superstitions about food. Some wouldnt eat beans as they thought they contained the souls of the dead.3.)The Greeks put statues of their gods inside temples, the most famous is the Parthenon.4.)Did you know that the Ancient Greeks invented theatre? They loved watching plays, and most cities had a theatre.5.) The city-states were often at war, but just before the Olympics, a truce would be called so that everyone could travel to Olympia safely.



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