During my trip to Ancient Greece I visited the Parthenon, and was standing next to the Greek Goddess Athena. This is the most famous structure in Athens. It was built when Percilies ruled Athens. This temple was built in order to worship Athena. The Parthenon stands at the top of the Acropolis overlooking the city. The Greeks spent more than 12 million units in order to build this structure.
` Nick Baniewicz
While I was having an amazing time in Athens I decided to go to the Gpysynasium. This is where all the children learned, so if they got chosen they would know what to do in the Council of 500. If your were an Athenian child you had to go to school at age 7. You could choose between public school or home school. If you were poor then you would only go to school for about 3-4 years and learn the basics. On the other hand if you lived in a rich family you could stay as long as 10 years in school. Besides school, Athenian males begin 2 years of military training at age 18. Athenian children attenof school. They went to Gratistes, Paidotribes, and Kitharistes.
During my trip to Athens I went to visit the Agora. Athenian citizens conducted most of their trading at the Agora. The agora is a huge marketplace, and is located at the foot of the acropolis. The Greeks began using coins around 600 B.C.E. The most popular coin in Athens was the Tetradrachins. It was worth four Drachmas, or Athenian money. The Tetradrachin had an image of the goddess Athena on one side, and a picture of her bird on the other side. Athenians traded a lot because they didn’t have fertile plains. Farmers grew olives and traded them. Egypt was one of their main trading partners.