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Somin J

Greek Government - Ancient History Encyclopedia - 0 views

  • fundamental questions as who should rule and how?
  • t is possible to piece together a more complete history,
  • Surviving, though, are over 150 political speeches and 20,000 inscriptions which include 500 decrees and 10 laws.
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  • (monarchies and tyrants) or in a select few (the oligarchies) or in every male citizen: democracy
  • birth of democracy (demokratia) from around 460 BCE
  • Any male citizen 18 years or over could speak (at least in theory) and vote in the assembly, usually with a simple show of hands.
  • Perhaps the most famous bad decision from the Athenian democracy was the death sentence given to the philosopher Socrates in 399 BCE.   
  • In other Greek states then, there were also democratic assemblies, sometimes, though, with a minimum property stipulation for attendees (as in the Boiotian federation 447-386 BCE). Some city-states also mixed democratic assemblies with a monarchy (for example, Macedonia and Molossia).
    Description of Greek Democracy, Monarchy, Oligarchy and Public Officials
Garth Holman

Ancient Greek Environment - Ancient Greece for Kids! - 1 views

  • The combination of good sailing and lousy farming tends to make Greeks try to get a living from the sea.
    • Garth Holman
      How did these people make a living from the sea?  
  • There are several active volcanoes, and earthquakes are also very common. There is a nervous feeling that there could be a natural disaster at any time. This got the Greeks interested in a particular kind of religion which we call oracles. Oracles are the gods speaking to people, often in the form of minor earthquakes, and the gods tell the people what is going to happen in the future.
  • There used to be quite a lot of trees on the hillsides of Greece, but people cut most of them down, and now the hills of Greece are mostly bare, or have little bushes on them.
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  • The soil is not very good for growing things, there are a lot of mountains that make it hard to walk from one place to another, and there is never enough fresh water.
  • what Greece does have is a lot of coastline
  • No part of Greece is more than about forty miles from the sea: a couple of days walking
  • in Greece, they were sailors
  • Greeks have always spent a lot of time sailing on the ocean.
hmcphillips h

Kids Biography: Marco Polo - 0 views

  • lived in China for many years and learned to speak the language
  • The Silk Road referred to a number of trade routes between major cities and trading posts that went all the way from Eastern Europe to Northern China.
  • Marco Polo was a merchant and explorer who traveled throughout the Far East and China for much of his life.
liat s

The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? - Crash Course World History #22 - YouTube - 0 views

    Explains a little bit about the Renaissance
Mirabelle W

Greek Religion - 2 views

  • They worshipped many gods whom they believed appeared in human form and yet were endowed with superhuman strength and ageless beauty
  • Heracles and Hebe's wedding in the presence of the gods on Mt. Olympus.
    Ancient Greek Religion
kmiao k

Ancient Greek Inventions and Technology - Zapd - 1 views

  • There is conflict on who invented it but it is known that the ancient Greeks did in fact use it to measure distance.
  • The ancient Greeks discovered and used central heating in their more important temples. Flues (the small square holes seen in the picture) were put around the temple and circulated warm air from a fire somewhere else in the temple. After the fall of Ancient Greece central heating was mostly forgotten but was rediscovered in the industrial revolution.
    • glever g
      Surprisingly the greeks invented a lot of things that we use today
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    • kmiao k
      Have you ever see the crane used today? 
  • An Ancient Greek crane, one of many major inventions.
    Ancient Greek Technology
ycarmi y

Attributed to the Berlin Painter: Amphora (56.171.38) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art Histo... - 2 views

    Ancient greek art. A red-figure amphora
ycarmi y

British Museum - Tools and technology - 1 views

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      This means they must have built great buildings like the Parthenon with simple tools
  • pottery, weaving, shoe-making, jewellery-making, woodworking and metalworking.
  • skill in using simple tools such as the saw, drill, chisel and hammer
ycarmi y

The Baldwin Project: Famous Men of Greece by John H. Haaren and A. B. Poland - 1 views

  • they often quarreled with one another and were not united against Macedonia
  • another hundred years.
  • the Romans invaded the country
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  • Macedonians were defeated
  • Macedonia was made part of the Roman Empire and men were sent from Rome to rule it
  • A hundred and fifty thousand of its inhabitants were sold into slavery and the state was made a Roman province.
  • the other states of Greece still continued fighting with one another
  • a Roman army was sent against them
  • the Greeks were completely defeated
  • Athens, Thebes, Sparta and the other Greek states became, like Macedonia, parts of the Empire of Rome.
  • Greece passed, in the Middle Ages, under the rule of Turkey
  • about seventy-five years ago that she revolted from Turkey and became once more an independent country
  • is still teaching the world
    An article talking about the fall of ancient Greece.
Ya'Riah P

The Spread Of Christianity In Ancient Rome By: Maggie Smith - YouTube - 1 views

    The Spread of Christianity in Ancient Rome 
kevin z

Achievements Of Rome - 0 views

shared by kevin z on 26 Nov 12 - No Cached
    A video of Roman achievements.  
    A video about Roman achievements
    Roman Achievements and Contributions 
Christopher R

Parthenon - 2 views

  • Its massive foundations were made of limestone, and the columns were made of Pentelic marble, a material that was utilized for the first time.
  • The Parthenon is a temple of the Doric order with eight columns at the façade, and seventeen columns at the flanks
    This is a good site about the greek architecture
Angela W

The Spartans - 0 views

  • Right to grow your hair long, Right to shop for yourself in the markets, Right to return home and live with your family
    This website has many facts and also has info on citizenship at the bottom.
Meghan O

Sparta Politics and Government - 8 views

    This website gives information about Spartan government and politics.
Katelyn P

Ancient Greece for Kids - Myths, Gods, Wars, People, School, Pets, Vases, Columns, Demo... - 3 views

    This website has lots of information.
Aman B

Politics of Greece - 0 views

    • Gabriela R
      I found it interesting how voting is not enforced in Greece.
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  • Voting in Greece is compulsory but is not enforced.
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  • The Greek governmental structure is similar to that found in many other Western democracies, and has been described as a compromise between the French and German
  • The politics of Greece takes place in a parliamentary representative democratic republic
  • Prime Minister of Greece is the head of government
  • the party system was dominated by the liberal-conservative New Democracy
    Greece politics

BBC - History: Greeks - 2 views

    i found this very interesting reading about ancient Greece
    Just a little info about Greeks.
Raya H

Ancient Greece for Kids - Woodlands Homework Help - 0 views

  • The earliest Greek civilizations thrived nearly 4,000 years ago. The Ancient Greeks lived in Greece and the countries that we now call Bulgaria and Turkey.
  • The Greek Empire was most p
  • Each state had its own laws, government and money but they shared the same language and reli
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  • owerful between 2000 BC and 146 BC
  • The influence of the Ancient Greeks are still felt by us today. The major impact in our lives today are in the arts, in philosophy, and in science, math, literature and politics.
  • Trial by Jury
  • Greek Myths
  • Democracy
  • The word 'democracy' is Greek. It means 'government by the people. We have a form of democracy in Britain, and this is a legacy of the Athenians and their
    Shows greece today and in the past
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