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ANCIENT GREECE:. Daily Life. Women. Education. Farming. Marriage. Household. Women. Managed the house Poor women did different work Were not allowed in political situations Taught to be good wives. Farming. Different kinds of crops Different animals used

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Daily Life







  • Managed the house

  • Poor women did different work

  • Were not allowed in political situations

  • Taught to be good wives


  • Different kinds of crops

  • Different animals used

  • Harvested in Spring and planted in Fall


  • Major age difference between husband and wife

  • Arranged marriages

  • Marriage was expected



  • Started school at early hours

  • Wealthy had special privileges

  • Only boys went to school

Daily Life Includes:






Why do we learn about daily life?

To understand our own daily life by seeing where some habits and customs come from


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How were the greeks religious
How were the Greeks religious?

  • Greek city-states officially religious

  • Polytheistic

  • Each city-state had specific god/goddess as its guardian

What is mythology
What is mythology?

  • “Myth” derives from the Greek word “mythos,” meaning spoken or written story

  • Used to record history or explain aspects of the universe

  • Greeks told and retold stories often based on real people and events

Story of creation
Story of Creation

  • Started with Chaos, who gave birth to Night and Erebus

  • Eros sprang and made light

  • Gaea became Earth and Uranus the spirit of the heavens

  • Gaea and Uranus had many monstrous children

Story of creation1
Story of Creation

  • Gaea loved all her children, Uranus hid the ugly ones he hated

  • Gaea plotted to rebel with Cronos and some of the other Titans

  • Cronos trapped Uranus in the underworld with Tartarus

Battle for the Universe

  • Cronos assumed leadership and married Rhea (another Titan)

  • Cronos feared rebellion from his children, so he ate them

  • Rhea hid Zeus on Crete, Gaea and Zeus fed Cronos and made him vomit the children

Battle for the universe
Battle for the Universe

  • Zeus, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon fought Cronos and most of the other Titans

  • Zeus and his siblings won and cast Cronos and the Titans into the underworld

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The Gods on Olympus

How did mythology affect religion
How did mythology affect religion?

  • Mythology gave Greeks main belief that gods sent good and bad into the world, humans must honor the gods to receive blessings

  • Morals taken from myths about the gods set standards for behavior

How did religion affect life
How did religion affect life?

  • Part of Greek life was honoring gods with:

  • Sacrifices (sheep, cattle, libations, etc.)

  • Festivals and dancing

  • Temples

  • Prayer

  • Beliefs about the gods influencedmarriage, war


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Ancient Greek


By Carly Tubridy


  • Philosophy is the study devoted to the systematic examination of basic concepts suck as truth, existence, reality, etc.

  • The literal translation means ‘love of wisdom’

Who started it?

  • Philosophy began with pre-socratic thinkers in the 7th and 6th period such as…




Where it began...

  • Began in Ionia, specifically in Miletus.

  • The city was very large so people had time to just think.

The Big Ideas

  • Philosophers searched for the origin and nature of the universe.

    Ideas like:

  • Rationalism- give reasons for conclusions and persuade others by arguments based on evidence

  • Subjectivism- human institution and values are only matters of convention custom, or law and not creations of nature, since truth is subjective speakers should be able to argue either side of a question.

  • Dualism- separation between spiritual and physical beings

    …were ideas developed from ancient Greek philosophy

Pre-socratic Philosophers

  • Thales and Anaximarder

    Laws of nature control the world

  • Pythagoras

    Numerical relationships explain the world

  • Xenophanes

    Gods have not revealed all

  • Protagoras

    sophist-‘men of wisdom’ they taught new skills of persuasion in speaking and new ways of thinking about philosophy and religion


  • Most famous philosopher of the Golden Age

  • Not a sophist, he didn’t offer courses or accept pay

  • Fought against the idea that justice should be equated with power

  • Socratic Method is to lead people to draw conclusions in response to his probing questions and refutation of their assumptions

  • In 399 BC he was executed by the Athenians because his ideas were so controversial and because of the post-war tension from the Peloponnesian War. He was charged with impiety.


  • Plato was taught by Socrates

  • Believed that human reason and knowledge should be perfected for betterment of the soul.

  • Thought that philosophers should rule

  • Established the Academy in 387 BC

  • 4th century Philosopher

  • Student at Plato’s Academy for 20 years

  • Tutored Alexander the Great

  • 336 BC founded his school the Lyceum

  • Was later charged with impiety and fled Greece


  • Philosophers changed how the Greeks thought

  • They changed the belief of Gods controlling everyday events to laws of nature as well as how to be a better person

  • These changes didn’t happen over night though, their ideas were sometimes rejected and sometimes accepted

  • Their new ideas and views changed how future people thought and what they believed


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