Ancient Greece

Sculptures in Ancient Greece
Sculptures in Ancient Greece
The earliest large stone figures (kouroi - nude male youths and kore - clothed female figures) were rigid as in Egyptian monumental statues with the arms held straight at the sides, the feet are almost together and the eyes stare blankly…
Political Structure of Ancient Greece
Political Structure of Ancient Greece
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Ancient Olympic Games in Greece
Ancient Olympic Games in Greece
The ancient Olympic Games were a sporting event held every four years at the sacred site of Olympia, in the western Peloponnese, in honour of Zeus, the supreme god of Greek religion. Involving participants and spectators from all over Greece and even beyond, the Games were the most important cultural…
Ancient Greece social system
Ancient Greece social system
Ancient Greece was an ardent civilization that belongs to ancient Greek history. The ancient Greek was also a part of nations where people were divided on the basis of socialism – means the classes. Some classes were superior to other while some inferior. Superior classes enjoyed some special rights…
Ancient Greece time period
Ancient Greece time period
It has been a challenge for historians and archaeologists to piece together the history of Ancient Greece. Part of the problem is that there weren’t many known historians. Three of the most well-known were Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Besides what they were able to report, all we know has been…
Ancient Greece life after death
Ancient Greece life after death
In ancient Greece the continued existence of the dead depended on their constant remembrance by the living. The after-life, for the ancient Greeks, consisted of a grey and dreary world in the time of Homer (8th century BCE) and, most famously, we have the scene from Homer s Odyssey in which Odysseus…
Democracy of Ancient Greece
Democracy of Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece’s most famous export to this day is arguably democracy. America, alongside many nations, recently celebrated the 2500th ‘anniversary’ of the invention of democracy in ancient Athens and its links with today’s democracies in America and around the globe. But was ancient Athenian democracy…
Ancient Greece video for Kids
Ancient Greece video for Kids
Children are often surprised to find just how much impact the Ancient Greeks had on our lives today - in the arts, mathematics, philosophy, science, literature, theatre and politics (democracy). And of course the Olympics, coming up every 2 years, provide a perfect excuse to explore Ancient Greece and…
Ancient Greece famous people
Ancient Greece famous people
History Ancient Greece has had an enormous amount of impact on culture in the Western world. Some of the first works of literature in the west, of which we have record, come from Greece, and although they were created at a time after older works from Mesopotamia, such epic poems as the Iliad and Odyssey…
Contributions of Ancient Greece
Contributions of Ancient Greece
Ancient Greek Inventions are in fact the original concepts of some of our most well known products, to this day. Those original concepts have just taken on a more modern form. The early days of the Greek civilization gave birth to many admirable scientists, and they in turn have managed to pave the way…
Ancient Greece wedding
Ancient Greece wedding
Ancient 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. Fathers arranged for suitable husbands for their daughters. The marriage ceremony in Ancient Greece was made up of three different phases. First…
Ancient Greece Trojan Horse
Ancient Greece Trojan Horse
The Trojan War, fought between Greeks and the defenders of the city of Troy in Anatolia sometime in the late Bronze Age, has grabbed the imagination for millennia. A conflict between Mycenaeans and Hittites may well have occurred, but its representation in epic literature such as Homer’s Iliad is almost…
Rise and Fall of Ancient Greece
Rise and Fall of Ancient Greece
Josiah Ober is the Mitsotakis Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. He is also the author of a new book from Princeton University Press, “The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece, ” which seeks to uncover the reasons Classical Greece was so extraordinary, creating ideas and…
Ancient Greece economy facts
Ancient Greece economy facts
Trade Incentives & Protection Maritime loans enabled traders to pay for their cargoes and the loan did not have to be repaid if the ship failed to reach safely its port of destination. To compensate the lender for this risk, interest rates ( nautikos tokos ) could be from 12.5 to 30% and the…
Customs of Ancient Greece
Customs of Ancient Greece
Customs and traditions in Greece and the Greek Islands one important aspect of the Greek culture. There are either of a religious character or coming from paganism. Furthermore, most of the traditions and festivals still celebrated today are religious. The Greeks are very superstitious and believe a…