Monday, March 28, 2011

Greek 5

1. Democracy
2. Architecture
3. Philosophy
4. Math
5. Science

I chose these five achievements because four of the five are what our modern society is based on. A lot of the professions today are what they are because they have rooted from basic maths and sciences. Our government is all democracy!  Well it may not be the same as the ancient greeks democracy it has formed from certain methods they used back then. Some buildings, even some more modern buildings, follow certain structural values as the greek architecture. It is beautiful the way the greeks sculpted buildings and made them more like pieces of art. They gave us the techniques and foundation on which to build up new cities and structures. I basically chose these five things because they seem to be the most influential on our modern day society.

Greek 3

Greek Name
Roman Name
Goddess of love and beauty; Goddess of pleasure; Goddess of Laughter and Fertility; Daughter of Zeus; Mother of Eros; Wife to Hephaestus
Myrtle, Dove, Sparrow, Swan, Sceptre, Swallow, Hearts, Red Roses, Cupids
God of War;        Parents: Zeus & Hera (their most hated child); Aphrodite is his mistress
Spear, Dog,  Sword, Helmet
Goddess of the Moon; Goddess of Virginity and Childbirth; Protector of Youth and Children; Twin sister Phoebus; Parents: Zeus and Leto
Bear, Bow, Deer, Forest, Moon, Cyprus Tree
Goddess of Wisdom; Brain child of Zeus; Most Intelligent; Patron God of Cities and Civilized Life; God of handy craft Parents:Zeus and Metis
Agriculture, Wisdom, War, Purity, Aegis, Owl, Olive Tree, Athens, Golden Bridal, Flute, Weaving Loom, Helmets, Staff, Shield, Spider Webs, Head of Medusa
Centaur; God of Music; God of Hunting; Half- man , Half Horse; Only tamed Centaur; Great Teacher and Profit; can veiw the future to an extent; Parents: Cronus & Philyra
Wilderness, Horse, Music, Owl, Serpent
 God of time; Ruler of the Titans; God of agriculture; Wife is Rhea; Father to many Gods; Parents: Ouranus and Gaea
Crow, Candle, Harvest, Sicle, Stone, Sun, Moon, Stars, Planets
First of three children of Ouranus and Gaea; massive beings with one eye; considered monsters with no   respect for the gods
lightning, thunder bolt, sound of thunder, earthquake, huge one-eyed sheep
Goddess of agriculture; God of Corn, Sowing, Reaping, and the harvest; Earth Goddess, Patron goddess of marriage
Sceptre, Torch, Golden Sheeves of Corn, Harvest, Poppy, Cane, Pine Cone, Cornucopia, Cow, Sheeps, Doves, Bee, Horses, Pigs, Dolphin
 God of wine; Patron god of animal life and vegetation life; God of Intoxication; Believes in freedom and civilazation; God of drama and Fertility; Earth god
Grape Vine, Ivy, Thyrsos, Golden Challis, Dolphin, Torch, Grapes, Purple Cloak, Serpent, Ram, Tiger, Panther, Lynx, Leppard
 God of love; Son of Aphrodite and Ares; Gangster of love; God of the wedding
Bow and Arrow, Blindfold, Magic Bow, Silver, Lead, and Gold Arrows, Pierced Heart
The Three Graces
Goddesses of happiness,beauty & feast; Names Aglia (splendor), Euphrosyne (mirth), Thalia (Good Cheer); Queens of song, banquets, and social life
Full Banquet Table, Songs, Myrtle Tree, Grace, Beauty, Dance, Purity, Flowers, Young Maidens, Gentleness, Decorum, Gratitude
The Graie
The Graeae
 Gray-haired since birth, have only one eye and one tooth that they share; They lived on the outer layer of the ocean; Known for wisdom; Feast on flesh and Human Brains which they cook; Their names are Enyo, Dino, and Pephredo
Eye, Tooth, Boiling Couldren, Long Gray Hair
 God of the mineral wealth of the earth; Zeus' brother; Third in Power; Ruler of the dead; Wife Persephone;
Sceptre, Cerberus, a cap of invisibility, the key to the underworld, all precious metals and gems; three headed dog, a two pronged staff, black cyprus, black chariot, horses. Four seasons, ram, dolphin
God of fire, volcanic activity, smiths, & craftsmen; Blacksmith of the gods, patron of the gods
Axe, Forge, Tongs, Volcanic Eruptions, Anvil, Fire, and Beautiful Jewelry
 Goddess of marriage & women; Zeus' wife and sister;  Protector of marriage; leader of goddesses; patron of married woman; protector of woman in child birth; Mother of Ares and Hephaestus
Sceptre, Diadem, Peacock, City of  Argos, Cow, Rainbow, Lily, Infants
The messenger God; Delivered Pandora to punish man; master thief; God of commerce; Protects travelers; God of athletes and speech; Brings souls to the underworld; Patron of Doctors
Winged Helmet and Sandals, Caduceus, Lyre, Magic Wand, Doctors Staff, Tortoise, Palm Tree, Dog
Goddess of hearth & home
home, newborn child, palm tree, dog, sheep, fire place
Born Human; Made intom a gorgon by Athena; Cries blood tears, has brass claws and Brass Wings, has Serpent Hair; Killed by Perseus; After she died Pegasus arose from her bleeding trunk; Can Turn a man to stone with one glance; Parents: Phorcys & Ceto
Statues of man, serpents, Pegasus, Bow and Arrow
The Muses
 Inspiring goddesses of songs; Clio - History, Urania - Astronomy, Melpomene - Tragedy, Thalia - Comedy, Terpsichere - Dance, Calliope - Epic Poetry, Erato - love poetry, Polyhymnia - Songs to the gods, Euterpe - Lyric Poetry
Disciplines of Literature, Art and Science, Stairway, Flute, Drama Mask
 God of shepherds & flocks; Satyr, he has Goat hands, legs, and hoofs and human arms and head; Father Hermes; God of woods and fields; Patron god of the shepherds; Patron and Protector of all forest animals; Invented the Shepherd Pipes
Animals, Red Pine
Queen of Hades; Goddess of springtime; Parents: Demeter and Zeus
Light Side - Cornucopia overflowing with Flowers, Farm Animals, Palmegranite, Flowing Stream; Dark Side - Cave, Skull
God of Music; Son of Zeus; Twin Brother of Artemis; God of Truth, Archery, Philosophy, and Light; Great Healer; God of Prophecy
Bow, Lyre, Laurel Tree, Dolphin, Crow, Silver Bow, Lighted Torch, Sun Golden Chariot
God of earthquakes & the sea; Brother of Zeus; Second in Power; Ruler of Sea; God of Fertility
Trident, Horse, Bull, Dolphin, Sea Horses, Waves, Earthquakes
Goddess of fertility of female body; Cybele; Wife of Cronus; Mother of Zeus and many others; Helper of the Harvest; Goddess of Craftiness and Slyness of Woman; Goddess of Motherhood
Stone, Lioness, Mothers, Sneaky Women
 God of the heavens, weather, fate, & kings; Rain God; Cloud Gatherer; Thunder Maker; Lord of the Universe; Son of Cronus and Rhea; Many Brothers and Sisters Parents: Cronus and Rhea
Thunderbolt, Eagle, Oak Tree, Aegis, Eagle, Golen Mist, Bull, Swan, Dear

Project for Ancient Egypt

Prezi on Ancient Egypt

I originally started using Empressr, but HATED it. So instead I made a Prezi. I am used to using Prezi because I have used it for other assignments in different subjects. At first it was confusing but once I got the hang of it, it was easy! I wouldn't use it again though unless I absolutley had to because it is time consuming if you aren't tech saavy.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Greek 2

Sparta and Athens were both similar yet different. They shared the same form of government, known as an Assembly, by which the people voted for its members. Except Sparta was ruled by 2 kings, that ruled until they died or were forced out of office. And Athens was ruled by Archons who were elected on a year to year basis. Spartan life was simple and Athenian life was a "creative wonderland" so to speak. Spartans focused on obedience and war, whereas Athens you were able to get a good education and pursue a career in any art or science.Fighting in wars was mandatory for the Spartans but Athenians had the choice on whether or not they wanted to. As you can see, the two city states were more different then they were similar.

Sparta VS Athens

I would honestly prefer to live in Athens because it is more relaxed and easy going. Also Athens allows people to express their creativity and discover their true passion without being forced to fight a war or being prevented from discovering their full potential. It just seems like the people of Athens would be much happier and live fuller, richer lives.

Greek 1

1.People first lived in Greece about 55,000 years ago.
2.Some of the frescoes show the Minoans worshipping a bull and an Earth goddess.
3.In Knossos, the Minoans built a great civilization.
4.The Mycenaeans adopted many elements of Minoan civilization.
5.Citizens met in the agora to discuss common issues.
6.Greeks would often travel to oracles to ask questions about the future.
7.We do not really know who the author or authors of the two epic poems attributed to Homer were; however, the period described is often called the Homeric Age.
8.The Greeks created myths to explain their world.
9.The Olympics were probably held for the first time in 776 B.C. to honor the god Zeus.
10.As hoplites became more important to the city-states, they demanded more say in the city's government.
11.Helots made up the third and lowest group in Spartan society.
12.Ephors were elected from the Spartan assembly, which included all male citizens over 30 years old.
13.Sparta's goal was to make every adult male citizen part of the military machine.
14.Draco's laws were so harsh and severe that today we call a harsh law a Draconian law.
15.Metics could not take part in government or own land.
16.Trade was the mainstay of Athen's economy.
17.Terracing means carving small, flat plots of land from hillsides.
18.Even at home, women were expected to stay in the background.
19.Parents arranged marriages and often girls were married at 13 or 14 to men twice their age or older.
20.Men called Sophists opened schools for older boys in the 400s B.C.
21.Pericles was a great general, orator, and statesman in Athens, and was responsible for building the Parthenon and the Acropolis.
22.In 492 B.C., Darius' forces conquered Thrace and Macedonia; however, the Athenians stopped his invasion of Greece.
23.Thucydides authored a book titled the History of the Peloponnesian Wars.
24.The Persian navy was larger than the Athenian navy, but the Athenian ships were smaller and more maneuverable and sank most of the Persian fleet.
25.The Persian War between Greece and Persia lasted from about 500 B.C. to 479 B.C.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

post 10

Darius was the most influential Persion leader because he expanded the Persion Empire by sending his armies to conquer Thrace and Macedon as well as built huge temples and palaces throughout Persia. He was best known for his innovative building projects, The Royal Road, a massive canal, as well as a bridge of boats. Darius united the Persian empire and established a postal system. Religious tolerance was practiced under his rule. If it hadn't been for Darius the results of todays society would not exist.

Post 9

Monday, March 7, 2011

Post 3



I think that Timeline 2 would be a better addition to our textbook because it gives more detail about each event. Also with the first timeline it only gives you the general events. The second timeline allows you to see the general and get some background as well. But it is also beneficial to have the second one because it includes more events than the first one. We could benefit from the second one because of what information it supplies us with.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Post 11- Curiosity Killed the Cat

I am interested in finding out about what the Egyptians know as far as the human anatomy and nutrition goes. I am going to research how they knew what to eat and what would nourish their bodies. Then I am going to find out how their diet was influenced by their class, whether they were considered to be royalty or whether they were the lowest in society. If they were in the lowest class I want to inquire if they had more illness and disease because they couldn't get the better end foods. Whereas we could assume that in the higher classes they get the best of the best, so disease would be unlikely.