Welcome To Ancient Greece

By Mattison and Neha

Entertainment

what do the Ancient Greece people do for entertainment

The Ancient Greece people love their music they preform at public gatherings, ceremonies, festivals, theater, and sporting events.

They had a wide variety of games but a very common one was called knucklebones you play with two or more people and one person throws up a jack and you go until you let one hit the floor then its the other persons turn.

they also loved their sports they invented so many sports including the olympics!

Come to Ancient Greece

I hope you will want to come to Ancient Greece to experience these amazing entertainment.

YES, This is the place where the Olympics where invented!!!!!!!

The Greeks invented athletic contests and held them in honor of their gods. The Isthmos game were staged every two years at the Isthmos of Corinth. The Pythian games took place every four years near Delphi. The most famous games held at Olympia, South- West of Greece, which took place every four years. The ancient Olympics seem to have begun in the early 700 BC, in honour of Zeus. No women were allowed to watch the games and only Greek nationals could participate. One of the ancient wonders was a statue of Zeus at Olympia, made of gold and ivory by a Greek sculptor Pheidias. This was placed inside a Temple, although it was a towering 42 feet high. The games at Olympia were greatly expanded from a one-day festival of athletics and wrestling to, in 472 BC, five days with many events. The order of the events is not precisely known, but the first day of the festival was devoted to sacrifices. On the Middle Day of the festival 100 oxen were sacrificed in honor of a God. Athletes also often prayed and made small sacrifices themselves.


On the second day, the foot-race, the main event of the games, took place in the stadium, an oblong area enclosed by sloping banks of earth.
At Olympia there were 4 different types of races; The first was stadium, the oldest event of the Games, where runners sprinted for 1 stade, the length of the stadium(192m). The other races were a 2-stade race (384 m.), and a long-distance run which ranged from 7 to 24 stades (1,344 m. to 4,608 m.).The fourth type of race involved runners wearing full armor, which was 2-4 stade race (384 m. to 768 m.), used to build up speed and stamina for military purposes. This over time became the real Olympic Games.

Sources!!!!

http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Olympics/

"Ancient Greek Art." SimonYSHS -. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.