Ancient Greece

By:Kailey Lazenby

Introduction

I researched Ancient Greece, and I have 3 interesting paragraphs I would like to share with you. First I'm going to talk about slavery in Ancient Greece next City-states and their colonies then the last topic is Athenian democracy. I had fun researching Ancient Greece. I also learned a lot doing this project.

Slavery in Ancient Greece

Two-fifths of the population were slaves. When a city was conquered it's people became slaves but that only happened sometimes. Well educated or the ones that could be trained easily were in great demand. Quite frequently the slaves got paid. With the money that the slave earned he could buy his freedom.

city-states and their colonies

Ancient Greece never became a nation. Mountain ranges separated some of the colonies. On the rocks of the Corinthian Isthmus the Greeks built their temples and their king's palaces. Conquered people were not citizens they were subjects. The Greeks founded the city of Massilia wich we know as Marseille France.

Athenian democracy

Being the birthplace of democracy the Athens served as insperation to other societies. Democracy is a Greek word for "rule by the people". Rule by the people was a racial idea in the greek world but only a few Athens could take part in the democracy. In a represented democracy the citizens chose a smaller group of people to repersent them. The Athens didn't have a President or a Prime Minister.

Conclusion

Researching Ancient Greece was really fun. I learned a bunch of stuff about Ancient Greece. I hope you learned somethings or at least a few. I hope you liked my presentation . There are a lot more things to learn about Ancient Greece but I only shared a few.

Reference


"Ancient Greece." Britannica School. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 14 Feb. 2014.