GREECE

Nicole C.

Geography

Greece is a country in South Eastern Europe located in the Balkan peninsula. The three main seas are the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, and the Ionian Sea. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands.

Facts about Sparta & Athens

Sparta had the best army in ancient Greece. Boys were taught to read and write, those skills were not important to the Spartans. They were not fed well, they were told that it was fine to steal food as long as they did not get caught stealing if they were caught stealing they were beaten. The boys marched without shoes to make them stronger, it was a brutal training period.Boys were sent to military school at age 6 or 7.Girls were taught wrestling, gymnastics, and combat skills lived, trained and slept in the barracks of their brotherhood, they were taught survival skills and other skills to be a great soldier. School courses were very hard and often painful. Spartan girls were sent to school at age 6 or 7, like the boys.When babies were born, soldiers would come the babies houses and they would check the babies. If the baby didn't appear healthy and strong, the baby was taken away it was left to die on a hillside or taken away to be trained to be a slave. Babies who passed this examination were assigned membership in a brotherhood or sisterhood, usually the same one to which their father or mother belonged too.
Athenians had the best navy in ancient Greece. in school boys learn about the words of homer, a famous Greek poet, how to play a Greek instrument -the lyre, drama, public speaking, government, art, reading, writing, math, and how to play another Greek instrument -the flute.Girls were not educated at school many learned how to read and write at home in their courtyard The Parthenon was built on the Athenian Acropolis built to honor Athena.

Facts about Greece

Greece was the supplier of olive oil, a good ,in the ancient world. Books were very expensive and rare so subjects were read out-loud, and the students had to memorize everything. The first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC at the Greek city of Olympia. When a child was born to ancient Greek family. Friends and relatives sent gifts, the family decorated the doorway of their home with a wreath of olives -for a boy- or a wreath of wool -for a girl. Greek children played with toys like rattles, little clay animals, horses on 4 wheels that could be pulled on a string, yo-yo's, and terra-cotta dolls. The Romans invaded Greece around 197 B.C. There was 3 kinds of columns; Doric, Ionic, and the Corinthian.