Ancient Greek Culture Essay

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It is my belief that even though very similar, Ancient Greece has a broader and more vivid culture than modern day Greece. Ancient Greece has many great achievements in government, science, philosophy, and the arts that all still influence us today. Religion over the years in Greece has changed. Ancient Greece’s religion was very accustom to their daily life. People in Ancient Greece were very religious. They worshipped the gods that they believed appeared in human form, but had supernatural powers. The ILliad and Odyssey are the earliest surviving examples of Greek literature. They recorded man’s interaction with many gods and goddesses whose characteristics and appearances changed very little over the centuries that followed.
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The games would consist of many things including but not limited to, running, jumping, discus throw, wrestling, boxing, and horse and chariot races. Olympic games would not include women. In the running portion, players would have to run a certain distance and back, and the first person to complete this activity would be the winner. In the jumping portion, the player who could jump the farthest would be the winner. In the discus throw, the player who could throw their very heavy disk the farthest would be crowned winner. I think you get where I’m going with this. Another aspect of the Ancient Greeks’ life were the festivals. Festivals in Ancient Greece were very sacred. They usually included a sacrifice. One festival in Athens involved a competition between playwrights. This led to the creation of some of the best known plays from ancient Greece. A very broad aspect of Ancient Greeks’ lives was the food. Food in Ancient Greece is what brought all of Greece together. It was the main reason why family and friends would gather, to eat food together. Some of modern day Greece’s food is based off of Ancient Greek food. Food in Ancient Greece consisted of grains. Wheat, barley, fruit, vegetables, breads, and cake. They grew olives, grapes, figs, wheat, and kept goats, for milk and cheese. They ate lots of bread, beans and

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