Greek Culture

700 B.C. ~ 212 B.C

Ares:God Of War~Briley

Ares was the god of war, and son of Zeus and Hera. He represented the raw violence and untamed acts that occurred in wartime, in contrast to Athena, who was a symbol of tactical strategy and military planning. He was disliked by both his parents. In the Iliad, it is mentioned that Zeus hated him more than anyone else; Ares was also on the losing side of the Trojan War, favouring the Trojans. Oddly he was the lover of his sister, Aphrodite, who was married to Hephaestus. When the latter found out about the affair, he devised a plan and managed to humiliate both of them. The union of Ares and Aphrodite resulted in the birth of eight children, including Eros, god of love. ( http://www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/Aris/aris.html )
Big image

The Greek Mind~Josh

The Greek alphabet was created by Homer,which has been used to write the Greek language;The Greek language is over 2500 years old and is still used today.There are 24 letters in the Greek alphabet.The sea of Greek history has evolved so much through the ages.That there is over 5000 museums in just the US.
Big image

Alexander The Great~Ethan

Macedonian king Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) was born to parents King Philip II and Queen Olympia. Tutored by Aristotle, the prince took charge of the Companion Cavalry at age 18 and aided Philip in defeating the Athenian and Theban armies at Chaeronea. After the death of his father, Alexander garnered the support of the Macedonian Army and eliminated his enemies to become king and leader of the Corinthian League. Alexander went on to conquer Persia and Egypt, his kingdom ranging from the Mediterranean to the border of India. Just 32 when he died from malaria, he is regarded as one of history’s brilliant military leaders and most powerful rulers.

( http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/alexander-the-great )

Big image

Hellenistic Culture~Kaylin

The Hellenistic world is that world that was created after the conquests of the near east by Alexander the Great at the end of the fourth century B.C. And his conquest, which extended from India all the way through Egypt, [was] divided into three main areas within 20 years after his death. And the two major areas that survived down to the first century B.C. would have been the Syrian kingdom, the Seleucid kingdom, and the Ptolemaic kingdom which survived in Egypt, which was finally taken over by Rome in 31 B.C.

( http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/portrait/hellenisticculture.html )

Big image