Athens

Madison Stone

Culture

  • Daily life- people spent the majority of the day outdoors enjoying the mild Mediterranean climate
  • Food- a typical day would start out with bread dipped in wine & the same for lunch, for dinner the people would have wine, fruits, vegetables, and fish
  • Religion- consumption of meat was reserved for special occasions such as religious holidays
  • Schooling-the subject of school is philosophy

Important places & buildings

  • Places- the Agora
  • Buildings- Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Zeus
  • Agora, Roman Agora, Theater of Dionysus, National Garden

5 interesting facts

  • Athens is one of the cities with the longest history in the world
  • Many important people wandered the streets through the ancient times
  • The first Olympic games were in the Athens in 776 B.C.
  • Ancient Greeks thought that the world was ruled by many different Gods
  • Acropolis, its name comes from the word "Acro" which means "high" & "polis" means "city"

Battles

  • Battles- Persian invasion of Greece, fought between combined forces of Athens.
  • Who they fought- they fought in the War in 431-404 B.C. the Athens won and that's how to war ended between the Athens and Sparta.

Government

  • Athenian Democracy- developed in the Greek city-state of the Athens, comprising the central city-state of Athens and the surrounding territory of Attica, Athens in one of the first known democracies.
  • The government of the Athens was the first ever democracy and the government of Sparta was run by two kings
  • How they voted- Male citizens older than 18 who had military training and did not owe money to the state (and was not a descendant of anyone who owed money to the state) could vote.