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1 Floral History Classical (Greek and Roman) and Byzantine Periods

2 Greek Period (600 – 146 B.C.) There is no record of Greeks arranging cut flowers in vases Designs of the time were garlands and wreaths made predominately of foliage. Fragrance and symbolism were important

3 Greek Period (600 – 146 B.C.) Wreaths and garlands were worn as signs of allegiance, honor, and love Books were written on proper etiquette for wearing a wreath or garland Often made of laurel

4 Greek Period (600 – 146 B.C.) Awarded to honor athletes, poets, civic leaders, victorious soldiers and other heroes. Worn at weddings and used to decorate interiors and exteriors of homes, statues, and graves.

5 Greek Period (600 – 146 B.C.) Greeks were the first of have professional florist… Garland Makers Flowers and petals were scattered on the ground

6 What is the object the person on the left is holding called? Haides and Persephone, as he pours fertility upon the earth…

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8 Cornucopia Horn of Plenty It was container that held fruits, vegetables, and flowers that was held upright and offered to the gods. Americanized…

9 Liknon???

10 Roman Period (28 B.C. – 325 A.D) Flowers were used to make garlands and wreaths during this time period Plant material was used more elaborately than in the Egyptian or Greek periods

11 Roman Period (28 B.C. – 325 A.D) Fragrance and color were way more important. Arrangements had heavy-headed flowers and were strewn over tables.

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13 Americanized…

14 Roman Festivals Roman Goddess Flora – Custodian of blossoming plants – Floralia Festival The city was decorated in flowers… This festival is still held in most countries and is called???

15 May Day

16 Roman Period (28 B.C. – 325 A.D) Began arranging flowers in baskets Roman mosaic (2nd century) now displayed in the Vatican showed a mix of flowers in various colors and forms

17 Byzantine Period (325 – 660 A.D.) This was in the Eastern Roman empire and Southwest Asia. Architecture had huge domes, spires, minarets, and use of mosaic tiles. Formality came about.

18 Spires Minarets

19 Mosaic Tiles

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21 Byzantine Flowers Pave – tightly placed blossoms in jewel tones that reflected the buildings

22 All information take from AIFD Guide to Floral Design


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