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Golden Age Questions

Greece Golden Age Questions

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Why can Athens be called a city of contrasts? Athens can be called the city of contrasts or differences because people lived in small, uncomfortable houses that lined the the narrow streets. Yet the city’s public spaces and buildings were large and stately.
In what ways did Greek gods and goddesses play an important part in the lives of the Athenians? Each god or goddess had power over a particular area of life. They asked them for advice and help when setting out on journeys. They dedicated festivals and sporting events to them.
What were the Greek gods and goddesses like? The Greek gods and goddesses looked and acted like humans but did not grow old or die.
Why did the Greeks go to Delphi? The Greeks went to Delphi to worship the gods and to consult the oracle of Delphi. The Greeks could as the god Apollo questions through the oracle of Delphi. She could listen to the voice of Apollo and as him questions
What was the Parthenon? The Parthenon was one of 3 temples built on the acropolis to honor Athena.
How did Athenian sculpture change over the years? The columns became more decorative. The Doric columns were the oldest and have no base. The Ionic columns are more graceful, and the Corinthian columns are the most decorative.
Who was Phidias? What did he do? Phidias was one of the most famous Greek sculptors. He designed the figures that line the top of the Parthenon.
List three ways Greek drama differed from plays and movies of today. 1. There were no women actors. 2. The actors wore masks. 3. The chorus spoke to explain and expand story.
What do philosophers do? They talked in small groups about nature, trading ideas about the natural world and how it worked. They talked about things they couldn’t see like the meaning of life, justice, and beauty
How did Socrates try to teach others? He taught others by asking them questions that forced them to think about their beliefs.
What happened to Socrates? Socrates was accused of not honoring the gods, found guilty and sentenced to death. He died by drinking hemlock.
What was the purpose of athletic events in Greece? They were held to honor gods and goddesses.
Describe one Panathenaic event that is part of our present Olympics. Foot Races were held in the the Panathenaic games like sprinting in the Olympics today.
Describe one Panathenaic event that is not part of our present Olympics. Chariot racing was held in the Panathenaic events and is not part of the Olympics.
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