Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
People of Ancient Greece:
About the People
Small, dark skin, and long dark hair.
Men wore striped loincloths, long flowery robes, or pants that bagged at the knees.
Women wore full skirts and jackets and lots of jewelry.
Men farmed and fished.
Women performed household duties, attended sporting events, and hunted in chariots.
Loved sports, especially boxing and bull-leaping. In bull-leaping men and women fought the bull together. The man grabbed the horns, the bull would toss him, he would somersault through the air, and the woman was supposed to catch him. Possibly a religious ceremony.
Lots of gold and bronze work, writing, shipbuilding, fashion.
Grew olives, squeezed them for oil. Olives were used for cooking, lamp fuel, and body rubs.
Mainly warriors. They had bronze armor, metal shields, spears, and swords.
Certain things were sacred such as the lily and snakes. Most people had snakes in their houses. Since snakes came out of caves, the people thought they were spirits of the underworld and would protect the house. The double axe stood for the power of Mother Earth and the authority of the king.
The whole thing was just a legend - it never happened.
Fall of the Minoans and Myceneans
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