Presentation on theme: "A Day in the Life of Ancient Greece"— Presentation transcript:
1 A Day in the Life of Ancient Greece Images and text taken fromAnd
2 At school in Ancient Greece Boys started school at 6 years old6-14 boys went to local primary schoolLearned words of Homer, a famous Greek epic poethow to play the lyre, a musical instrumentTeacher (man) might teach drama, public speaking, government, art, reading, writing, math, the fluteAfter school, spent afternoon exercising & practicing wrestling, throwing discusOlder athletes might train for Olympic Games held in honor of Zeus.
3 Arriving at School Attended 4 more years (high school) 18 entered military, 2 years, graduated at 20Girls did not attend schoolMight learned to read and write at home
4 Refer to page 166 in text book. MarketplaceAgora: center of public lifePublic market and meeting placesAthens was the busiest & most interesting of all!In AM, men wondered about, talking politics & philosophy.Streets lined with shopsMild weather allowed for “outside” businessFarmers & artisans sold goodsAlmost everything needed could be found in Agora (sheep’s wool, pottery, cloth, books)Temples and government buildings lined AgoraRuins of Ancient Agora, Thessaloniki, GreeceRefer to page 166 in text book.
5 Life at Home Home’s were simple/plain Made of mud bricks Rooms surrounding open courtyard, hidden from streetMight have kitchen, storerooms, dining room, bedroomsSome had bathrooms, but water carried from public fountainFood simpleBreakfast: breadMidday: cheese, olives, breadDinner: fish, vegetables, cheese, fruit, cakes.Most had little meat (only wealthy for religious festivals)
7 Slavery in Ancient Greece Greek women had to spin thread and weave it into clothWealthy women owned slaves to do this; cooked food; tended childrenHistorians believed almost 100,000 slaves lived in Athens (1/3 of population)Enslaved when captured by armiesNot comfortable enslaving other GreeksChildren of slavesMany foreignersJobs: labor on farms; dug silver/metals out of mines; assist artisans making pottery; construct buildings; forging weapons;
8 Slavery (continued)A slave nanny taking the baby (see the loom behind her?) Greek red-figure vase from AthensA slave girl waits upon her seated mistress in the grave stele of a woman named Hegeso.
9 Women in Athens Women spent most of their time at home. Had little freedom of males.Could not:Take part in politicsVoteOwn propertyCould be priestess in religious groups
10 Women in Athens (continued) ResponsibilitiesRunning homeOrganized spinning and weavingLooked after supplies of food & wineCared for young childrenKept track of family financesTrained slaves (if owned), cared for them if sickDid important work, but “invisible”Pericles said: “The greatest glory will belong to the woman who is least talked about by men, whether they praise her or find fault with her.”
11 Women (continued)Greek women spent a lot of their time going to the public fountain to get water.
12 Questions Who attended school? boys only, girls only, boys and girls Who did girls spend their day with? the boys, their mothers, their fathersWhat place was the center of activity for men during the Golden Age?Put about 4 questions in here.
13 YesWell done!Could put some cheering in here!Back to question page.
14 No Oh dear! Try again Back to question page. Put a graphic rather than a sound, like a thumbs down.Back to question page.