Greece, which is a well-known country, is in south eastern Europe; it is quite big place. The ancient Greeks, who believed they were ruled by Gods, lived a long time ago. (700 BC). In this report you will find out about: Greece today, Greek Gods, Athens and Sparta.
Greece is a large country in south eastern Europe. The population, because the country is so big, is 11,183,000. As well as this, the currency is Euro; this is a popular currency. In addition to this, food in this holiday destination is great, some popular meals are: Dolmades, Tzatziki and Moussake. Also, the highest mountain in Greece is Mount Olympus. (It is 9,754ft high). The largest island is Crete, which is in the Mediterranean Sea. Additionally, the weather in this European nation is usually warm â€“ the warmest reaches around 33 degrees.
Greeks believed Olympian Gods and Goddesses ruled over them, also they believed they were immortal (they lived forever). Moreover, the people of history thought the Gods and Goddesses lived on Mount Olympus; the largest mountain in Greece. In addition to this, the Greeks believed there were 12 Gods and the God of all Gods was Zeus, who had many wives and children and was extremely powerful. Furthermore, the ancient people thought each God and Goddess had a different job and responsibility. Many festivals were also held in honour of the Gods and Goddesses, even though they didnâ€™t always behave well!
Athens is the capital of Greece and was the most popular city in Ancient Greece. It was a beautiful place, which attracted visitors from all over Greece. Additionally, it was built at the bottom of a hill called the Acropolis; this hill appears in many Ancient Greek stories. Also, slaves were very popular in Athens, consequently they made up about one quarter of the working population. As well as this, women had very little freedom, whereas men were known as the freemen. Plus, all men aged 20-50 could join the military and women could not leave their house without their husbands permission. Furthermore, boys were allowed to go to school, however girls had to be taught at home by their mother.
Sparta was the second most popular city in Ancient Greece and people who lived there loved to fight. The city had 2 kings instead of 1 ruler. Also, slaves worked on Spartan farms, they grew food for Spartan soldiers and their families. Furthermore, Spartan women had much more freedom than women in other parts of Greece. As well as this, as a baby, if you were sick, unwell or unwanted you were put on the street for someone else to take you in and look after you.
As you can see, the Ancient Greeks played an important role in our history and had many responsibilities and roles to play.
Greece today: www.oddizi.com
Greek Gods: www.bbc.co.uk