Many ancient 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 Greek civilization and then he will introduce other gods. Hi ! I am Zeus the King of Gods. If someone upsets me, I hit them with a lightning bolt! 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 first…. City States: Athens and Sparta! Athens was the ‘center of education’ in Greece. All boys went to school and learnt reading and writing instead of war education. Girls learned at home and learned how to run a home and how to be good wives and mothers. 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. Sparta is one of the main Greek cities. Sparta was the ‘world of war’ in ancient Greece. Boys AND girls trained to be solders. The goal of education in was to produce soldier-citizens. 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 lotion Chiton Pinned cloth Sandles I fight in lines, not in bunches. I wear a helmet, a breastplate, greaves(leg protectors) and sandals and hold a spear and shield. 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 Information clever skill and the best general in the Solder Clothes world! Helmet: to protect the head Breastplate: to protect the chest and Spear: to ‘breast’. protect and attack. 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 back. 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. Right AND Apple Wrong Pears Cake Guess which foods were available in Greece! Toast Vegetables Arugula Asparagus Artichokes Bulbs Cabbage Carrots Cress Cucumbers Fruit Apples Bergamot oranges Carobs Figs Grapes Jujubes Olives (yes, olives are a fruit) Pears and more!!! VS 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 first. You eat meat in your lunch nearly every day! What would you think if you stopped eating meat? 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 clothes? 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! Zeus Demeter Persephone 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 sea foam. 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 anymore. 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. But… He’s GONE!
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