Presentation on theme: "Classical (Greek and Roman) and Byzantine Periods"— Presentation transcript:
1 Classical (Greek and Roman) and Byzantine Periods Floral HistoryClassical (Greek and Roman) and Byzantine Periods
2 Greek Period (600 – 146 B.C.)There is no record of Greeks arranging cut flowers in vasesDesigns 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 loveBooks were written on proper etiquette for wearing a wreath or garlandOften 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 MakersFlowers 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…
14 Roman Festivals Roman Goddess Flora The city was decorated in flowers… Custodian of blossoming plantsFloralia FestivalThe city was decorated in flowers…This festival is still held in mostcountries and is called???