Guide to Ancient Greece

The Ancient Greeks lived around 3,500 years ago their legacy shapes the world we live in today. For some people, life in Greece was good, and many lived in busy towns and cities. They build many temples and very important building that all stood on hills. You will learn about daily life and how they tried to make sense of the world with Philosophy. We hope you have fun learning about this wonderful topic and time in history.

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  • Greek Weddings

    History of Greek Weddings

    In Ancient Greece, around 400 B.C.E., young girls were given in marriage as soon as they reached puberty, about the age of 12 or 13.

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  • The Acropolis

    History of The Acropolis

    Greece is a country with many mountains, and cities were often built on rocky outcroppings to be better able to defend themselves.

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  • Greek Children

    History of Greek Children

    There weren’t any words in the language of the ancient Greeks that had the same meaning as the word “family.” The closest word to family is the word “oikos,” which means household.

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  • Greek Men

    History of Greek Men

    Free men had most of the rights in the culture of Ancient Greece. Male slaves, women, and children were not considered to be citizens.

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  • Greek Alphabet

    History of Greek Alphabet

    For thousands of years, humans wrote without any letters. They simply drew pictures to make their point. You didn’t have to know a certain language to understand these pictures.

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  • Greek Theatre

    History of Greek Theatre

    The English words for tragedy and comedy come from the language of the Ancient Greeks. Although the Greeks were not the first to perform plays, they were very interested in the origins of tragedy and comedy.

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  • Greek Dance

    History of Greek Dance

    The Greeks believed in enjoying life. One of the things that made life enjoyable for them was music and dance.

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  • Greek Home

    History of Greek Home

    The architecture of Greek houses in ancient times was designed to keep their residents cool during the hot summers and keep them warm in winter.

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  • Greek Education

    History of Greek Education

    The Greeks loved to learn! They believed that learning was one of the best ways you could spend your time. They didn’t see going to school as a chore at all.

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  • Greek Food

    History of Greek Food

    Finding a great meal in ancient Greece would have been very easy. They ate a variety of delicious dishes, some of which are still around today.

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  • Ancient Greek Olympics

    History of Ancient Greek Olympics

    In 776 B.C.E, about three thousand years ago, the first Olympic Games took place. Originally, the games were part of a religious festival to honor Zeus.

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  • Law in Ancient Greece

    History of Law in Ancient Greece

    From 1200-900 B.C.E, the Ancient Greeks had no official court system. During this time period, if you committed a murder, you would most likely be killed by the members of the victim’s family.

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  • Coming Soon

    History of Coming Soon

    This section is coming real soon as I expand the website and add more fun information and facts..

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  • Greek Games

    History of Greek Games

    Just like children of today, children in ancient Greece enjoyed playing a variety of games.

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  • Greek Pets

    History of Greek Pets

    The Greeks loved their pets, especially dogs! Like most modern societies, dogs were the most common pet in ancient Greece.

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  • Greek Toys

    History of Greek Toys

    Just like children of today, children in ancient Greece loved to play with a variety of toys. Archaeologists have uncovered all sorts of toys at sites in Greece.

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  • Greek Clothing

    History of Greek Clothing

    The ancient Greeks weren’t terribly interested in fashion! The clothing they wore was simple and was made to serve a purpose.

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  • Greek Art

    History of Greek Art

    Ancient Greek culture was full of different types of art. Ancient Greeks decorated almost every part of their lives, from their buildings and city streets to the inside of their homes, many objects in Greek life were created

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  • Greek History

    History of Greek History

    Greek history is an interesting look at a wonderful era of human invention, philosophy, art and architecture. The earliest civilizations in Greece were in two different areas: on the island of Crete and on the mainland of Greece.

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  • Greek Daily Life

    History of Greek Daily Life

    The daily life of an ancient Greek was very similar to our lives today. Of course, ancient Greeks did not have smart phones, computers, televisions, or electricity. But they did live in highly organized cities

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  • Greek Literature

    History of Greek Literature

    The art of writing was lost to Greece from around 1200 BC, and for nearly 500 years Greece entered an age of illiteracy. But around 750 BC, Grecian traders came into contact with Phoenicians, who used a script called an alphabet.

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  • Greek Science

    History of Greek Science

    In the Hellenistic Age of Ancient Greece, science became a major topic of study. The Hellenistic Age of Greece was a time when Greek culture spread throughout Persia and North Africa, including Egypt.

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  • Greek Philosophy

    History of Greek Philosophy

    One of the most unique and wonderful of Greek inventions was philosophy. Philosophy was the special way Greeks attempted to make sense out of the world, in a non-religious way. This means that rather than using myths

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  • Greek Architecture

    History of Greek Architecture

    Architecture is the art of designing and creating buildings. Greek architecture is a very specific and influential type of design, which was based off of the post-and-lintel system. The post-and-lintel system is made up of columns

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  • Socrates

    History of Socrates

    Socrates was a famous ancient Greek philosopher but he didn’t seem to write much because there are no records.

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  • Greek Slavery

    History of Greek Slavery

    The ancient Greeks loved their democracy. They were also proud of themselves for being very civilized people.

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  • Greek Gods

    History of Greek Gods

    Learn all about the Greek God and the different powers abilities they had. Zeus was the King of the Gods and threw lighting like a spear. Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty and was married to Hephaestus. Apollo was a God who love music but also drove a chariot drawn by swans.

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  • Alexander the Great

    History of Alexander the Great

    The ancient kingdom of northern Greece was called Macedonia. This powerful empire was ruled by Alexander’s father, King Philip II.

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  • Ancient Greek Women

    History of Ancient Greek Women

    The lives of women in Ancient Greece were very different from women in modern countries today.

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  • The Dorians

    History of The Dorians

    According to Greek legends, the ancient people called the Dorians were named after a district in the center of Greece.

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