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A General Presentation about Ancient Greece

A General Presentation about Ancient Greece

Prepared by: Ayrton Justin B. San Joaquin, 10-B

Geography

*Note: Map is in Latin and in their respective ancient names

Geography

Located in EuropeBoth an archipelago and a peninsulaBordered by the Adriatic Sea to the West, Ionian Sea to the South West, Mediterranean Sea to the South, and Aegean Sea to the EastNeighbored by the Romans to the West and the Persians to the East (During Early History) and Barbaric Tribes to the North

Arts and Architecture

Arts and Architecture

The Greeks used marble or stone in building their important buildings such as temples. Characterized by elaborate decorations and a very stable structureEvident through its presence and preservation today

Mythology

Mythology

Their gods and goddesses were a result of their birth from Titans and eventually conquered the Titans.The 3 major gods are Zeus, Poseidon and HadesLater, the Greek word Hades became synonymous for HellThere were gods and goddesses for every everyday activities of the Greeks

History

History

First began with the Minoan Civilization in the island of CreteThe Mycenaean Civilization then emerged in mainland Greece. Its invasion of Crete ended the Minoan CivilizationThen came Archaic Greece, period of the dominance of ArchonsThen the Hellenic Period, which includes the conquests of Alexander the GreatFollowed by the Hellenistic Period, started after the death of Alexander the Great

Famous People

Famous People

Ancient Greece was renowned for producing great philosophers and leadersThe 3 most famous philosophers are Plato, Socrates and Aristotle.The greatest Greek general, in terms of conquest and territorial expansion, is Alexander the GreatGreat leaders include Pericles, Demosthenes and EpaminondasFamous Historians include Herodotus and Plutarch

Wars

Wars

Major Wars include (in chronological order): The Trojan War, The Messenian Wars, Greek-Punic Wars, Greco- Persian Wars, Wars of Alexander the Great, Wars of the Diadochi, and The Greco- Roman WarThe Greeks had the distinction of using the hoplite style of fighting and the use of the phalanx formation.

Ancient Olympics

Ancient Olympics

Were for the veneration of the sky god ZeusAthletic competition in Olympia among representatives of the ancient city states of Ancient GreeceIncluded an Olympic Truce so that representatives could go crossing borders to Olympia safelyWas often a political tool to assert dominance over another city state and an opportunity to forge alliances.Was held every 4 years

Culture and Society

Culture and Society

Was the first recorded civilization to institute democracy in their governmentMen often went to theatres if they were not into military trainingWomen did domestic work in their housesMajority of the people made a living on farmingChildren spent their time playing with toys and games

*Note

*Some pictures taken from a game of mine.

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