The Ancient Greek Times

By: Gracie Warmoth

Cultural Aspects in Ancient Greece

food in ancient Greece
The food people ate in Ancient Greece is how the people separated themselves from animals and also the gods. The gods did not need unlike the people who had to eat to survive. The animals ate their food raw, but the people could not eat their food raw or they would get very sick so they had to cook their food. They thought of the wine they drank as part of the god of "Dionysos", and the the bread they ate as being part of the god of "Persephone".The majority of the people had a pretty bland diet which consisted of Bread,Wine ,with olive oil. Occasionally they would have cheese that they enjoyed most of the time. People also ate a wide variety of fruits and vegetables consisting of green peas, onions, leeks, apples, chickpeas, and other beans. They weren't introduced to chicken or eggs until around 500B.C. so the Greek people ate fish more than any other Mediterranean people. Majority of the Greek people consumed meat only on holidays normally. They woman were usually the only people cooking and preparing all the food in ancient Greece.

clothing in ancient Greece

The clothes for men and boys of the Romans were very simple and very similar to women. They normally only wore 2-3 articles of clothing not including shoes.Later with early contact with Greeks on the south and with Etruscan on the north gave the roman a better style and taste of beauty that is when the flowing robes came in. The had underwear but it was nothing like we had today old men with poor health would use strips of woolen cloth like spiral puttees around their legs for warmth.Tunics were adopted in early times and became the chief garment, it was only a plain woolen shirt made of two pieces sewed together art the sides of the shoulders, openings were left for the arms and head. The men would also wore togas which were the most oldest and important garment that a man wore,the toga symbolized citizenship.

Women's life

Greek women had virtually no political rights and were controlled by men through basically their who lives. The most important duties of women were to raise their children (preferably male) and to run the household. Duties of the rue woman included some of the agricultural work; which included harvesting olives and fruit and something gathering the vegetables. Since the men spent most of their time away from the house, home life was dominated by women. The woman were in charge of raising the children. spinning, weaving and sewing the families clothes. Custom dictated that a Greek woman limited her time outside the house to visit with her nearest female neighbor.

Men's life

men's activities composed of politics. arts and crafts,construction, agriculture,sea-faring, manufacturing and trade. The most common activities was agriculture because it was a their way of making a income to their families. For the common people agriculture work was the overwhelming reality of their lives. Education for men in ancient Athens was at first limited to aristocratic boys, but by the 4th century 18-year-old males spent 2 years in gymnasion, a state school devoted to the overall physical and intellectual development of the young men.


The ancient Greek are deeply religious people. they worshiped many gods whom they believed appeared in human form and yet were blessed with superhuman strength and ageless beauty.