The Arts of Greece

Caitlin R

How did Pericles strengthen democracy?

Pericles strengthened democracy by reminding citizens that Athens was unique. He did this by speaking to his people during the first year of war with Sparta. His accomplishments effected Ancient Greece a great deal. Some of his accomplishments included building the Parthenon, a reconstruction of Acropolis.

Greek Gods and Goddesses.

The influence of Greek Gods and Goddesses.

There are many gods and goddesses worshiped today, and even more that were worshiped in Ancient Greece. 12 major gods and goddesses are sometimes still followed and honored today. The 12 Major Gods and Goddess are:

Zeus: God of Gods and The Sky.

Poseidon: God of The Sea.

Demeter: Goddess of The Harvest.

Hermes: Messenger of the Gods and Goddesses.

Ares: God of War.

Athena: Goddess of Wisdom.

Apollo: God of The Sun.

Artemis: Goddess of The Hunt.

Hephaestus: God of The Forge.

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty.

Hera: Goddess of Family and Childbirth.

And finally,

Dionysus: God of Wine.

People honored the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece by sacrificing animals, praying in temples, and giving gifts to the Gods and Goddess at alters.

The Search for Knowledge.

The Arts

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The Parthenon

The Parthenon was very significant in the lives of daily Greeks. The Parthenon was a reconstruction of the Acropolis, thought up by Pericles. It was a temple and shrine to the great protector of Athens, Athena, goddess of wisdom.

How did Greeks use the Visual and Dramatic Arts in their lives?

Greeks used the Visual and Dramatic Arts in many ways. They used most of them for entertainment, and sometimes even payment. The arts were part of everyday life for the Greeks.

What I enjoyed

What I enjoyed the most about the history of Ancient Greece is learning about the gods and goddesses of Greece.