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Alphabet- The Greek Alphabet is the world's first full alphabet and also the oldest alphabet. It has been around since...
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Architecture- Architecture is one of the Greek legacies that the western civilization has inherited, as Greece established many of the structural elements, decorative motifs, and building types still used in architecture today. More...

Children- Children in ancient Greece had a very low survival rate due to sanitary conditions. Children were not More...

Clothing- Greek clothing was made of linen (summer) and wool (winter). The Chiton consisted of a rectangle piece of fabric which was draped around the body and pinned at the shoulders. This style was designed to show the natural shape of the body which the Greeks idealized. More...

Education- Schools in ancient Athens were private, but very affordable. The rich as well as the poor children were able to attend. Boys started school around the age of 6 and continued until the age of 14. Girls did not attend school, but were often taught basic reading and writing by their mothers. More...

Food- The food in ancient Greece was chosen according to the gods. The Greeks would sometimes only More...

Games- The ancient Greeks loved games of competition and took them very seriously. More...

Government- Greek government began as a monarchy and evolved over time to be come a democracy. The democratic More...

Greek Goddesses- Greek Goddess Aphrodite was the Goddess of love, fertility More...

Greek Gods- Greek God Apollo was the God of music and light. He is often pictured as More...

Learning the Greek Language- Learning Greek takes an incredible amount of memorizing and years of practice to become fluent. More...

Maps- Maps of Ancient Greece More...

Music- Music in ancient Greece was quite popular in daily life. It was used as a way to honor the gods and played
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Olympics- There is some research that shows the first Greek Olympic games might have started around 776 B.C. The first games were planned as a tribute to the gods, especially Zeus, and took place
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Religion- The ancient Greeks believed that the Greek gods and goddesses would protect them and guide them in the right direction. They More...

Temples- Actual photos of Greek Temples as they stand today. More...

Theatre- Greek Theatre started in Athens between 600 and 200 B.C. as festivals of music and singing to honor Greek gods. The theatre, known as a theatron were very large and open structures usually More...

Trivia- Facts and questions answered about the ancient Greeks
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Weddings- Marriages took place when the girl was about 15 years and the man, 30 (due to military service). The husband to be was chosen by the girl's father and she was expected to follow through with his decision. More...

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