5 Interesting Facts About Athens
- It was the birth-place of democracy.
- Athens is name after the goddess of wisdom, Athena.
- It was the largest city in Greece.
- The first Olympic games were held there in 776 B.C.!
- Plato created the first college in Athens.
- Worship gods/goddesses such as Athena, Zeus, and Posiden
- Can pick what deities they wanted to worship.
- Boys- went to school at the age of 7. They were taught music, physical training and reading/writing.
- Girls- didn't attend school.
- Cost money to go to school, so only wealthy people could afford it.
- Government- Democracy
- Language- Greek
- Children lived with their mothers in the woman's quarter.
- Pets- dogs, ducks, quails, goats, and birds.
- Toys- balls, rattles, yo-yos, rocking horses, and dolls.
- The Parthenon of Athens- used as a place of worship.
- Polis- an ancient Greek city-state.
- Agora- political center in ancient Greece.
- The Persian War- Athens vs. Persia, fought between the cliff and the Thermopylae Sea, and Persia won the war.
- The Peloponnesian War- Sparta vs. Athens, fought because each wanted to be the most powerful city-state, and Sparta won the war.
- Battle of Salamis- Alliance of Greek city-states vs. Persian Empire, Greek army won the battle.