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Ancient Greeks World Cultures 7
Ancient Greeks Many people from different countries met and co- existed in the Greek Islands Some of these people were from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and even Africa We have many things today because of the ancient Greeks – even our alphabet! TV, underwear, computers, and the list goes on and on!
Where Did the Ancient Greeks Live? The west coast of Turkey and the Levant Sicily and South Italy Spain and Egypt Crete and the Aegean Islands Mainland Greece © 2008 Teachers. Brunch. com
What Made the Greeks Greek? Shared language: Greeks vs. “barbarians” Shared religion Geography encouraged maritime (sea-faring) cultures Common agricultural (farming) strategies © 2008 Teachers. Brunch. com
When Did the Ancient Greeks Live? Bronze Age Hellenistic Period Dark Age Greece in the Archaic Period Roman Empire Classical Period © 2008 Teachers. Brunch. com
Life in the Bronze Age King Officials Priests and priestesses Artisans Workers and farmers Slaves © 2008 Teachers. Brunch. com
Bronze Age Art Frescoes Metal work Jewelry Sculpture Oral literature © 2008 Teachers. Brunch. com
Classical Art Idealization The “idea” of the perfect body The perfect human body Not just one person’s body Lack of expression Faces aren’t of individuals/basic Blank and serene Strongly influenced later art © 2008 Teachers. Brunch. com
The Universal Ideal of Beauty The ancient Greeks believed there was a reason for things to be beautiful. These reasons included: Logic – does it make sense? Order – is nice and neat/orderly? Reason – does it have a reason to exist? Don’t write this! Greek music also had to follow these rules! If it wasn’t logical, orderly, or had a reason, then it wasn’t a
The Universal Ideal of Beauty Do the following pictures show whether or not the Greeks adhered to their ideals of beauty?
The Parthenon in Athens
Scaled Model of the Parthenon
Parthenon in TN
42 ft tall Athen a
Replicas of other artwork found in/on the Parthenon
Greek Columns There are 3 main columns associated with the Greeks. Doric columns – these have a flat base at the top. They are the “plain” columns Ionic columns – these have a “scroll” pattern at the top. They are somewhat decorative. Corinthian columns – these have “leaf” designs at the top. They are very decorative!
Greek Columns Go through these pictures and identify which columns are on the buildings.
KY Capital Building