Greece's Important Golden Age

Definition and explanation

The Greek Golden Age occurs under the leadership of Pericles in the 5th century. In Greece mythology the Golden age was the very first age of the world where humans lived a perfect life.

Greece excelled in

Medicine

Disease was a very serious problem for the Greeks. One out of three babies died before they were a year old. Half of all children died before they were ten. And even most people who grew up died in their forties and fifties. So the Greeks used scientific observation and logic to try and find out what caused diseases and what they could do about them. 300s BC Greek doctors started to understand the diseases taking place. The doctors belief was that people were made out of four substances: blood, black bile, yellow bile, and phlegm (boogers). And if you were sick it was because you had to much of one of these four substances. The cure was to cut your arm to reduce you're blood. Sometimes they would put leeches on you.


Art

The Acropolis is not only building but several temples built on hills overlooking Athens. The buildings that survive today are the Parthenon built in 447 – 438 BC , the Propylaea built around 437 BC , The Temple of Athena Nike between 427 BC and 423 BC , and the Erechtheum which was begun in 421 BC.


Olympics

Ancient Greeks began the Olympic tradition in 776 BC The Olympics takes place in different countries every. The olympics were dedicated to the gods of Olympus. Only the best and brightest of all of Greece competed.

The Golden Age of Ancient Greece
The Greek Gods