Come to the New And Improved Athens
Philosophy, Science, Math, Architecture, Sports, and Theater
Athenians loved to talk and argue, in the sheltered area’s the men usually talked about nature, trading idea’s, and what the natural world was made of and how it worked.
They got taught by a man named Socrates who asked them questions and forced them to think by the way he asked them.
- They are the ones that made a democracy where they would be able to argue about stuff.
They excelled in drama and going to the theater was a regular part of Athenian life.
- Men played all the characters, both male and female because there were no women actors in ancient Greece.
- Most Greek plays were drama’s and comedy's that you almost always see in movie’s today.
The Greeks had often held athletic events to honor the gods and goddesses.
In Athens, games were held as a part of the Panathenaea, a festival that honored the goddess Athena.
- The games included combat sports, like boxing and wrestling.
The Greeks built their temples as beautiful dwelling places for the gods and goddesses rather than a place to worship.
The temples show the importance of balance and order in the Greeks’ idea of beauty.
They had three main types of columns that they used to build buildings they were called Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian.
The earliest Greeks thought that illnesses and accidents were punishments sent by the gods.
For centuries, the Greeks believed that the gods and goddesses controlled natural events, including health and sickness, they didn’t know about the natural causes of disease and healing.
One such scientist, Pythagoras, believed that numbers were the key to understanding nature. He started a school where students developed mathematical theories.
Geometry comes from a Greek word that means “to measure land.” Pythagoras was fascinated by geometry.