Ancient Greece

By: Hannah Hendrix

Introduction

I am talking about Ancient Greece, my first topic is Daily Life in the Age of Pericles. My second topic is The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC. My final topic How Greek Culture Survived.

Daily Life in Age of Pericles

Slavery freed the Athenians from drudgery. The two-story houses of Athenians were made of sun-dried brick: houses and stood on narrow, winding streets. The real life in the city went on outdoors. The women stayed at home spinning and weaving and doing household chores. The men spent time talking palotics and philosophy in the agora, or marketplace. Refuse was thrown in the streets.

The Peloponnesian War

Athenian power aroused the jealousy of Sparta and other independant Greek States and the disconlent of Athen's subject states. Disaster sealed the fate of Athens. The first phase of Peloponnesian War ended with the outcome undecided. The Athenian armanda was destroyed in 413 BC, and the captives were sold into slavery. The result was a war that an end to the power Athens. However the bubonic plague broke out in besieged and overcrowded Athens.

How Greece Culture Survived

The Hellenistic Age ended with establishment of Roman Empire in 31 BC. The Romans borrowed from the art and science of Greeks and drew upon their philosophy of Stoicism. As Christianity grew and spread, profoundly influen by Greek thought. Its light shone again in the middle ages. Modern science on the Greek Idea.

Conclusion

Thats everything i know about Ancient Greece, i learned a lot of things from the article i have read, its sounds pretty interesting to go back in time but it was very nice to talk about Ancient Greece. Have a nice day!

Refrence

"Ancient Greece." Britannica School. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 13 Feb. 2014.