Ancient Greece
750 BC – 146 BC
Archaic Period – Hellenistic Period
by Kelly
What will we learn in this unit?
•The geography of ancient Greece
•The art and architecture of ancient Greece
•The history that occurred during this time period
•Mythology of ancient Greece
•The ancient Olympic Games
•The lives of the people in ancient Greece
•Wars and conflicts in this time period
Where in the world is Greece?
What did ancient Greece look like?
Ancient Greek Art
Ancient Greek Architecture
Three architectural orders:
Timeline and Events of the Period
Archaic period: 750—500 BC
development of the city-state (polis)
rise of the aristocracies
Greek colonization of southern Italy
development of natural human form in art
Classical Period: 500-336 BC
full development of democratic system of
building of the Parthenon on the Acropolis
founding of the philosophical schools of
Socrates and Plato
creation of the tragedies of Sophocles
Hellenistic Period: 336-146 BC
Greek culture and power extended through the
known world
Philip of Macedon and Alexander the Great rule
Greece and take over the Persian Empire
Aristotle practicing in Athens
Mythology of Ancient Greece
Homer—The Iliad and The Odyssey
The Olympians—Zeus, Athena, Hades, Poseidon
Heroes—Perseus, Hercules, Jason
The Ancient Olympic Games
We will learn:
Why and when did the Olympics start?
How have the Olympics changed?
What was the role of women in the Games?
What games were played?
Daily Life in Ancient Greece
What was school like for Greek children?
What kinds of clothes did the people wear?
What kinds of jobs did people have?
What did they do for fun?
How were things different for boys and girls from today?
What kinds of foods did they eat?
Wars and Conflicts
The Persian Wars (500-449 BC)
The Peloponnesian War (441-434 BC)
Philip of Macedon
Alexander the Great

Ancient Greece 750 BC - USF College of Education