Religion, Philosophy, and the Arts



Pericles strengthened democracy by reinforcing its advantages and raising awareness. He did so around 462 BC. He was a brilliant politician in the nation state of Athens.

Greek Gods and Godeses


Zeus was honored as the king of gods. Zeus had two brothers, Posiden and Hepllaestus

Visual and dramatic arts

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The Parthenon

The Parthenon (Greek: Παρθενών) is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy, western civilization[3] and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. The Greek Ministry of Culture is currently carrying out a program of selective restoration and reconstruction to ensure the stability of the partially ruined structure.

How did Greek use the visual and dramic arts in their lives

Literature and Drama:
Homer's The Illiad, The tragedies of Aeschylos, Sophokles, and Euripidies, Aristophanes' comedies.

Visual Arts:
Architecture , the Athenian Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike,and the Greek Theater at Epidauros.

My favorite

I most enjoyed how Creet stopped two places from trading