Greece

Rebecca Miller

Geography of Greece.

Greece had mountains, valleys, and islands. The mountains, valleys, and islands prevented Greece form building a large empire. The geography also helped to prevent invaders from coming in.

Life in Sparta

In Sparta at age 7 boys would have to train for a life time in the military. Girls were trained to strengthen their bodies for giving birth. Girls were trained to be mothers of soldiers, women have to obey men.

Life in Athens

Athens had a direct democracy so a large number of the male citizen took part in the day-to-day running of the government. Women did not participate, Athenians beleived that women were inferior to men and needed male guidance. Enslaved people neither had political rights or personal freedom.

Alexander the Great

Alex built an empire that included the Nile valley, Persia and parts of India. Alex spread Greek culture, that helped build the Hellenistic culture. the Hellenistic culture blended aspects if Greek, Persian, Egyptian, and Indian life. This culture gave more rights and opritunties to women. women gained some politicial power. Alex's empire fell apart soon after his death. The Hellenistic culture had a lasting effect on the regions he has ruled.

Art and architecture

The Greeks beleived in beauty, balance, and order in the univerce. Greek paintings and statues were life like and they also showed the human body in its most perfect form. arcitects today still use ancient greek ideas like colums. The most famous greek building was called the parthenon.

Philosophers

The people of Greece believed Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Socrates was a teacher born in Athens. Plato was a student of Socrates. He set up the academy in Athens, the first known university in the Western world. Aristotle was Plato's student and Alexander the greats teacher.