Greek Life And Culture Of The Iliad And The Odyssey Essay

841 Words Apr 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Greek life/culture

The first thing about the greeks was they were very religious people. The worshipped many gods and thought the gods sometimes appeared in human form that was endowed with superhuman strength and ageless beauty. The Iliad and The Odyssey were some of the best known examples of Greek literature that showed gods and goddesses interacting with humans. They had art and books about the gods and represent them. The deities were depicted either by themselves or in traditional mythological situations in which they interact with humans and a broad range of minor deities, demi-gods and legendary characters. Now the men during this time ran everything like the government and had all the jobs they also were normally never home most of the time.
The men spent time in the fields, overseeing or working the crops, sailing, hunting, in manufacturing or in trade they were also involved with politics. The men also had things they did for fun whenever they could have freetime and their wives and kids weren’t allowed to come but so of the things they did were have drinking parties, enjoyed wrestling, horseback riding, and the famous Olympic Games. The woman of sparta were very limited in what they could do except in Sparta they let their women do a little more. They were more homebodies and that 's where their power was. Now They could attend weddings, funerals, some religious festivals, and could visit female neighbors for brief periods of time but again they were super…

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