Athens

Becca Ball

Daily life

  • Boys started school around age 7
  • Taught reading, writing, physical training, and music
  • Girls didn't go to school
  • Girls were taught how to run a house

Food

  • Three to four meals a day
  • Had bread, wine, olives, and fish
  • Men and women ate separately
  • Tables were high for normal meals and low for banquets

Religion

  • Athena was patron god of Athens
  • Worshiped other Greek gods
  • Athena battled Poseidon for Athens

Government

  • Democracy
  • One of the first Democracies
  • All citizens required to vote
  • They voted to kick someone off

Important places

  • Parthenon
  • Temple to Poseidon
  • Agora
  • Acropolis

Battles

  • Aided by Plataea
  • Fought against Persian force
  • Persian drawn into trap
  • Surrounded Persians
  • Athens won

Fun facts

  • Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world
  • Women could not go to the Olympics
  • The first modern version of the Olympic games were held in Athens
  • Athens was the head of the Delian league
  • The olive tree was given to Athens by Athena