History of Ancient Greece

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Greek Religion

Did you know that Greek religion was one of the MOST IMPORTANT things in Ancient Greece. The reason it was so important was because all of the Greeks personalities were believed to be bestowed from these Greek Gods. These Greek Gods were the all powerful people who the Greeks thought lived among the Greeks. These Greek gods had more important gods and not very important gods . In the ancient Greek religion, the Twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes and either Hestia, or Dionysus. There was also Titans who were the taller and stronger but they were led by Cronus who was a power Hungary leader.

Greek Settalments

The areas Greek culture was first settled in ancient times is the countries called Cyprus , the Aegean coast of Turkey (back then called Ionia) , Sicily and southern Italy (known as Magna Gracia ) , and scattered Greek settlements . These Greek settlements are now called Albania , Bulgiria , Egypt , Southern France , Libya , Romania , cat alonia , and Ukraine .

Greeks Attack

Did you know that the Greeks conquered almost all of the countries in Europe. The way the Greeks did this is because a strategy the Greeks came up with. The name of this strategy is called the Phalanx. The way this strategy worked was that the Greeks would form up in one big army and each soldier would have a shield that would protect them from spears, swords and Bow and Arrows. the way the Greeks would fight with the shields is the Greeks would have spears and would spear people from over the Greeks shield.

The 4 Periods

Did you know that the Greeks thought there were 4 different periods. The Greeks thought of these because of all the horrible times for Greece but finally the Greeks felt less depressed but eventually the Greeks saw light in there future. The 1st of the 4 periods was the Greek Dark Ages his period lasted from 1100-800 BC. The 2nd worst period was the Archoic period which lasted from 800-500 BC. The 3rd worst period was the classical period was the period that lasted from 500-323 BC. The fourth and most recent period of the Greeks was the Hellenistic period this period lasted from 500-323 BC, this period stands for the time that the great Alexander The Great ruled over Greece

Greek Hobbies

The main hobbies of ancient Greece were friendly competitions but the athletic races were the most likely the most important. Today we think that the Greeks invented the Olympics for friendly competitions. The other very important hobbies were to worship the Olympians.