Religion, Philosophy, and the Arts

Allie H.

Pericles's Achievements

During the "Dark Ages"-479 B.C-431 B.C, "Pericles was the most powerful man in Athenian politics." He made reforms that strengthened democracy. Pericles supported democracy, and wanted Athens to be a democratic city-state. His most famous and well-known achievements was the construction of the Parthenon-a temple built to honor the goddess of Athens-Athena. He made Athens a beautiful and democratic and wealthy city-state.

The 12 Gods and Goddesses

The 12 most well-known gods and goddesses of ancient Greece were, Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Demeter, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Hermes, Artemis, Ares, and lastly, Hephaistos. Zeus was the ruler of the heavens making him the ruler of all the gods and goddesses. He also controlled the weather. Hera was the queen of the gods, because she was the wife of Zeus. She was also the goddess of weddings and marriage. Athena was the goddess of war, cunning wisdom, pot-making, and wool-working. Apollo was the god of sun, truth, music, poetry, dance and healing. Demeter was the goddess of fertility and agriculture. Poseidon was the god of of the sea and horses. He was the brother of Zeus. He was known for his bad temper and was greatly feared because of his ability to cause earthquakes. He was believed to be able to make fresh water gush forth from the earth. Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty. She was the wife of Hephaistos. Hermes was the god of travel, business, weights and measures and sports. He was the messenger of the gods and guided the souls of the dead to the underworld. He was also the patron of herdsmen, thieves, graves and messengers. Artemis was the goddess of hunting, archery and childbirth. She was also the goddess of wild animals and was normally portrayed as living in the countryside. Ares was the god of war. However, unlike Athena, he was not very cunning in battle. He was not a popular god. In 'The Iliad' Zeus complained that Ares was the most hated of all his children. Hephaistos was the god of fire, volcanoes, blacksmiths and craftworkers. He was lame and this led to him being thrown out of Mount Olympus. He was married to the goddess Aphrodite. He was the father of Erechtheus the legendary king of Athens.

Allie High

Hi! My name is Allie. I'm a 6th grader. I hope you enjoy my News Bulletin on ancient Greece: Chapter 6 Sect 2!
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The Parthenon was a temple built to honor the goddess of Athens-Athena. The Parthenon was built during when Pericles was a famed figure in Athens.

Visual and Dramatic Arts

Visual and Dramatic Arts was important to the ancient Greeks because it was a form of entertainment and also an opportunity to worship the god Dionysos.

History of Greece

I enjoyed learning about Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. They were interesting people that had interesting lives with good and bad outcomes. I also liked doing this assignment, it was fun!