Greece, which is in Europe, played an important role in our history. The Ancient Greeks, who were famous for their warriors, lived a very long time ago. In this report you will find out about Greek today, Greek schools, houses and clothes.
Greece, which has a vast number of islands, is a country in south Eastern Europe. This European country has a rich culture history and many of its ruins have been preserved. These religious people have a major religion which is Christianity. This famous country has a population of 11,183,000! Furthermore, the size is 29, 6768 square miles (128,000 square kilometres).
Ancient Greek Schools
Schools in Greece were small; they only had one teacher and about ten or twenty boys. Furthermore, only rich people could afford to send their child to school because it was not free or cheap. These educated places, did not need a lot of school equipment because, children had to learn everything of by heart. Girls were educated to do housekeeping and to look after family. But boys were educated to be good fighters and citizens (the freemen of Athens).
In Ancient Greece, men and women lived in different parts of the house. Women had the upstairs and the back part of the house, while men had the rest of the house. Most of the houses in towns were made out of stone or clay also the roofs were normally covered with tiles or reeds. These historical houses, had the floors of rooms were tiled to keep them cool, although in winter fires in metal buckets were sometimes used to keep you warm. Larger homes had a kitchen, a room for bathing, a manâ€™s dining room and sometimes a womanâ€™s sitting area. Mosaics which, were small pots, were sometimes used to decorate houses. The houses were planned around a courtyard.
The Greeks wore light, loose clothes since the weather was hot. Coloured fabric was used to make Greek clothes. The main item of clothing for men was a tunic called a Chiron. The Chiron was squares of cloth, kept in place by pins at the shoulders and a belt at the waist. They were made from wool in the Winter and linen in the Summer. Many of the clothes were made by women and female slaves.
As you can see the Greeks were really interesting and played an important part in our history. You have learned a lot about the Greeks.