Ancient Greece

Erica Vega 4th period 5-13-13

Food

Euro Sandwich - Lamb meat, fresh tomato, onions, pita bread and a creamy yogurt sauce
Baklava - Greek desert from thin crispy bread
Spinach Lasagna
Lamb Ribs
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Religion

They believed in lots of gods, but here are the 12 major ones:
Aphrodite - Goddess of love, romance, and beauty. Her son was Eros, god of Love (though he is not an Olympian.)

Apollo -Beautiful god of the sun, light, medicine, and music.

Ares - Dark god of war.

Athena(Athene)- Daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts.

Demeter - Goddess of agriculture and mother of Persephone (not considered to be an Olympian.)
Hephaestus - God of fire and the forge.
Hestia - Calm goddess of home and symbolized by the hearth which holds the continually-burning flame.
Poseidon - God of sea, horses, and of earthquakes.
Zeus - Supreme lord of gods, god of the sky, symbolized by the thunderbolt.

Language

The Greek alphabet is over 2500 years old! Even though it is very old, it still works. People living in Greece today use this alphabet to make words, just as we use our alphabet to make words. One of the many gifts we received from ancient Greece was our alphabet with vowels. The word "alphabet" is a made-up word that combines the first two letters of the Greek alphabet - alpha and beta - alphabet.

Clothes

Clothing in ancient Greece primarily consisted of the chiton, peplos, himation , and chlamys.

Celebrations

They had celebrations called Dionysia, Anthesteria, Panathena, and Thesmophoria.

Government/Olympics

The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in southwest Greece. The Games were part of a religious festival. The Greek Olympics, thought to have begun in 776 BC, inspired the modern Olympic Games (begun in 1896) The Games were held in honor of Zeus, king of the gods, and were staged every four years at Olympia, a valley near a city called Elis. People from all over the Greek world came to watch and take part.