Greeks believed in
Greek gods. Do
you? You might be
able to name
some of them. The
King of the gods
will tell you about
and then he will
Hi ! I am Zeus the King of
Gods. If someone upsets
me, I hit them with a
I am also the Weather God. I like
to change girlfriends even though
I have a wife.(That means I have
a lot of children)
Don’t tell her!
What should I tell you about
City States: Athens
Athens was the ‘center of
education’ in Greece. All boys
went to school and learnt
reading and writing instead of
Girls learned at home and learned how to run
a home and how to be good wives and
On the other hand, boys that were 7-14,
attended a day school outside the home.
There, they memorized Homeric poetry and
learned to play the lyre. They learned drama, B
public speaking, reading, writing, math, and o
perhaps even how to play the flute. After y
middle school, they went to a four year high s
school and learned more about math,
science, and government. At 18, they
attended two years of military school.
one of the
Sparta was the ‘world
of war’ in ancient
Greece. Boys AND girls
trained to be solders.
The goal of education in was to produce
Spartans believed in a life of discipline, self-
denial, and simplicity. They were very loyal to
the state of Sparta.
Every Spartan, male or female, was required to
have a perfect body.
When babies were born in ancient Sparta,
Spartan soldiers would come by the house and
check the baby. If the baby did not appear
healthy and strong, the baby was taken away,
and left to die on a hillside, or taken away to
be trained as a slave.
Curled hair held
in place with
scented wax or
I fight in
lines, not in
I wear a helmet, a
protectors) and sandals
and hold a spear and
I always fight with Spartans! They are
my absolute enemy because they
didn’t help us when we fought with
the Persians. It was very hard for we
stood for 4 days and the force was
great but at the end we won with our
clever skill and the best general in the
Spear: to ‘breast’.
Shield: to protect the other
solders(to make a wall of shields)
The Athenians stood for 4 days waiting
for the messenger they sent to come
There was bad news. The Spartans were
having a moon festival.
The solders in the Persian war were all
Athenians because the Spartans didn’t
want to help.
The Spartans surrounded the Persians.
Guess which foods
were available in
Olives (yes, olives are a fruit)
Pears and more!!!
Greeks rarely ate meat for they thought that
killing animals was wrong. Even if some people
ate some, they would give most of it to the gods
You eat meat in your lunch nearly every day!
What would you think if you stopped eating
It was said that after the Greek hero
Pelops won a chariot race against King
Oenomaus to marry Oenomaus's
daughter Hippodamia, Pelops
established the Games.
They did running, jumping, throwing the
javelin, and a discus in the Olympics.
They also liked to play field hockey.
Did you Know? Boys played sports
naked so girls were not allowed to watch
the Olympic Games!
Did you Know? Spartan girls played
sports naked and Athenians wore
King of Gods(and Weather God)
Who is Zeus?
Did Spartans read? No. They didn’t.
Were there any Cake in Greece?
No! They didn’t know how to make it.
Liked my PowerPoint? Very
interesting, yes? Let me
introduce some of my
‘friends’ before I leave!
Snapshot from Zeus’s Family Tree
Hera was the sister and wife of Zeus. This
was not a normal arrangement for the
Greeks but it was OK for gods.
She was also a child of Rhea and
Chronos. She’s the marriage goddess.
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love,
beauty, and sexuality.
There are two stories of her birth: one
was that she was born when Cronus cut
off Uranus' organs and threw them into
the sea, and she popped up through the
As the goddess of the harvest, Demeter
had many jobs including changing the
seasons, fertilising the soil and preparing
the best grains for the good farmers.
After she arrived with Hades at the
Underworld, her name was not Kore
She is the Queen of the Underworld and
Queen of the Night.
I am a child of Zeus and
Demeter. I ate 4 seeds that
forced me to go back to
the Underworld for 4
months. I didn’t know they
had this power!
If a 5 year old heard of Zeus,
they would be very scared.