Greece – Best of History Web Sites Greece Web Sites The British Museum: Ancient Greece The British Museum site is full of interactive tours, simulations, and games to make the study of Ancient Greece enticing for kids. Topics include the Acropolis, Athens, Daily Life, Festivals and Games, Geography, Gods and Goddesses, Knowledge and Learning, Sparta, Time, War. You can follow the procession of the Panathenaic festival and build a virtual temple, take a virtual tour of Athens and “rope” slaves into attending Assembly. Ancient Greece, the Map as History Antiquity – The Greek world - Mycenaeans - colonization – the Hellenistic kingdoms – a city-state: Athens – Athenian democracy - the Pan-Hellenic sanctuaries – Alexandria, a Hellenistic city – the Greco-Persian wars - Marathon - Salamina – The Peloponnesian war – the Athenian Empire – the conquests of Alexander the Great – Issus – Gaugamela Ancient Greece played a major role in the development of Western civilization and laid down the foundations of democracy. This series evokes Crete and Mycenae, colonization and Greek cities, wars between Persia and the Athenian empire, Sparta and the Peloponnesian war, Alexander's conquests and the Hellenistic kingdoms.
Judy Duchan's History of Speech - Language Pathology Overview Ancient Greece was in its heyday from around 5th century BC to 2nd century AD. That period is commonly referred to as the classical period and events in it led to major and long-lasting advances in medicine and rhetoric. Medicine in ancient Greece Watering Ancient Rome Posted 02.22.00 NOVA Peter Aicher, an Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Southern Maine, has spent years studying the graceful arches and ingenious plumbing of Ancient Rome's vast water distrubution system. In this interview, he describes how the Romans developed this elaborate system, which included aqueducts 60 miles long. Roman architects and hydraulic engineers built the magnificent water-transporting bridge known as Pont du Gard 2,000 years ago. Enlarge Photo credit: © Samo Trebizan/iStockphoto
Five Ways Students Can Build Multimedia Timelines The end of the school year is quickly approaching for many of us in the teaching profession. In fact, my last day of school is 27 days from now. Like many other high school classes, my classes will soon begin reviewing for final exams. One of the review activities that I've had students do in the past is create multimedia timelines containing key events and concepts from the year. Search Ancient Greece- The Ancient Greeks 560L Informational 560_ancient_greece_the_ancient_greeks--passage.pdf Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Non-fiction: Ancient Greece – The Ancient Greeks Ancient Greece The Ancient Greeks Greece is a country in Europe. It lies on the Mediterranean Sea. Greece has been settled1 since ancient times. Today, we still ...
Ancient Greek Sacred Sites Sacred Sites of Ancient Greece Temple of Hephaistos The Temple of Hephaestus in central Athens, Greece, is the best-preserved ancient Greek temple in the world, but is far less well-known than its illustrious neighbour, the Parthenon. The temple is also known as the Hephaesteum or Hephaesteion. It is sometimes called the Theseum, due to a belief current in Byzantine times that the bones of the legendary Greek hero Theseus were buried there; in fact the bones alleged to be those of Theseus were buried in the 5th century BC at another site nearer to the Acropolis. The temple is located about 500m north-west of the Acropolis and about 1km due west of the modern centre of Athens, Syntagma Square. Ancient Greece [Excerpted from Greece: A Country Study. Glenn E. Curtis, ed. Ed. 4. Washington, DC: Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, 1995] Historical Setting by Thomas W.