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Greek Cultural Contributions

Greek Cultural Contributions

Religious Practices

Theater

Science/Philosophy

Discoveries/Inventions

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www.mythweb.com

www.mythweb.com

Go to this website to learn more about Greek gods and heroes.

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Olympics - to honor Zeus

Olympics - to honor Zeus

Boxing - fought until one was knocked out or gave up

Equestrian Events - chariot racing and riding - jockeys rode without stirrups

Pankration - boxing and wrestling

Pentathlon - combination of 5 events: discus, javelin, jumping, running, wrestling

Running - 4 types of races

**Jumping - they carried stone or lead weights

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Olympics - to honor Zeus

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Entrance to the Olympic Stadium

Entrance to the Olympic Stadium

At Olympia

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Entrance to the Olympic Stadium

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Theater

Theater

Ancient Greek theater has been fascinating. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and others, have been the teachers of morality, nobleness, courage and patriotism across the centuries.

Theater originated as a festival to the god Dionysus, the god of joyous life and hospitality.

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Tragedy

Tragedy

set in the past

relationships between people and gods

not all had unhappy endings

though people suffered, most still carried on despite their suffering

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Writers of Tragedy

Writers of Tragedy

Aeschylus - wrote about power and its effect on people

Sophocles - suffering was due to sins and mistakes and suffering could make someone a better person

Euripides - people suffered because they did bad things

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Writers of Tragedy

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Comedy

Comedy

set in the present

had a happy ending

poked fun at certain politicians in the audience (not the brightest idea!)

later poked fun at a certain kind of person

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Writers of Comedy

Writers of Comedy

Aristophanes - found something funny about every one

Did you know that the first Shrek movie followed the rules for Shakespearean and ancient Greek comedy? Check it out.

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