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Greece Civilization

Greece Civilization

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Random and neat facts about Greece Civilization. That can also be found on http://www.FactPalooza.Com Along with many other cool and interesting random facts.

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Greece Civilization
Every Greek man owned several chitons, long, rectangular piecesof cloth with holes for the head and arms.
Women didn't have as many privileges as men in ancient Greece,they were not allowed to eat or sleep in the same room as men, go tothe Olympics, or go into the marketplace or streets of the city.
Much of Greece was rocky and barren and bad foragriculture.
Since city-states were divided by mountains, people in ancientGreece found it difficult to trade food with people from other Greekcity-states.
Athens suffered a land and agrarian crisis in the late 7th century,again resulting in civil strife.
When city-states were first formed, they were ruled by a fewwealthy men and moved toward democracy.
Only men who were born in Athens were allowed to vote.
 The Greeks are most famous for using a variety of columns inbuildings to hold and support the roofs.
 The ancient Greeks were polytheistic, they believed in manydifferent gods and goddesses.
Religion was important to the ancient Greeks because theybelieved that it would make their lives better while they were living.
 The Greeks believed that all of the gods and goddesses lived atthe top of Mount Olympus.
One event from the ancient Greek Olympics that is too dangerousto be included in the games today is chariot racing.
 TheArchaic period(c.750-c.500 BC) follows, in which artists madelarger free-standingsculpturesin stiff, hieratic poses with thedreamlike 'archaic smile'.
 TheClassical period(c.500-323 BC) is characterized by a stylewhich was considered by later observers to be exemplary (i.e.'classical')—for instance theParthenon.
 TheHellenistic period(323-146 BC) is when Greek culture andpower expanded into the near andmiddle east.
Roman Greece, the period between Roman victory overtheCorinthiansat theBattle of Corinth in146 BC and the establishment of ByzantiumbyConstantineas the capital of  theRoman Empirein 330 AD.
 Thefinal phase of Antiquityis the period of Christianizationduring the later 4th to early 6th centuries, taken to be complete with theclosure of the
Academyby Justinian Iin 529 AD.
Athens fell under a tyranny in the second half of the 6th century.
Most families owned slaves as household servants and laborers,and even poor families might have owned a few slaves.
At its economic height, in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, ancientGreece was the most advanced economy in the world.

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