Monday, March 28, 2011

Greek Blog #5

The Olympics, Literature, Philosophy, Architecture, and History.

Greece contributed to the following, olympics is still occuring many sports were from greece now the olympics are a great deal in America many become billionares winning many medals. The literature such as plays about the gods and etc are still also taking place. Philosophy was basically invented by the Greeks. The architecture in Greece was many nive and well built temples, developed more stragedies and blueprints in order to finish the great temples and now many use those stragedies. Lastly, the history of the Greeks from the gods/godesses to the Greek warriors and the huge temples.

Greek Blog #4

The Parthenon was a temple of Athena, built in the 5th century BC on the Acropolis of Athens. Temple with Ionic architectural features, it is the most famous surviving building of ancient Greece, and has been praised as the finest achievement of Greek architecture and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments.The back room of the cella were stored the monetary contributions of the Delian Alliance of which Athens was the leading member. Many honor gods and godesses here. This was a imporatant temple that is part of the Greeks achievement so it will be a great cover to have.

Greek Blog #3

Chart for status and power of the Gods.

ancient greek god
Other source is the picture above beacuse Ancient Greeks believed that their Gods had enormous powers, and that they were able to control nature in all its forms.The most known example is Pythia in Delphi, at the Sanctuary of God Apollo.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Greek Blog #2

The Athens and Sparta shared many things such as the issue of slavery, women's rights, and their custom of citizenship. Both Athens and Sparta had an Assembly, whose members were elected by the people. Sparta was ruled by two kings, who ruled until they died or were forced out of office. Athens was ruled by archons, who were elected annually. As an Athenian, you could get a good education and could pursue any of several kinds of arts or sciences. You could serve in the army or navy, but you didn't have to. On the other hand the Spartan life was simple and focused only on obedience and war. Slavery made this possible by freeing the young men from household and industrial duties and allowing them to focus on their military duties.

I would like to live in the Athens because their life wasnt focused on just military. The Athens were more complex and more freedon with the choices you make in life whether joining the military or not. The Sparta was all about the military and war, the young boys would be trained as soon as their mother deliver, mothers had to exercise to make the young boy healthy. Military life is not my idea for my life therefore the Athens definantly beat the Sparta, i can get way more education than just learning how to kill.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Greek Blog #1

1.In 1900, archaeologists found evidence of the minoan civilization, the earliest Greek civilization.
2. Minoan artists carved beautiful figures from bronze, gold, ivory, and silver, and painted frescoes paintings made on wet plaster, on palace walls.
3.Some historians believe that the Minoan civilization weakened when many coastal settlements on Crete were destroyed by tidal waves.
4.The Minoan system of writing adopted by the Mycenaeans was called Linear B.
5.The center of Greek identity was represented by the Polis which is the Greek word for city-state.
6.Each city-state had an agora or maketplace, which served as the main public meeting space.
7.The Greeks placed much importance on the political independence of each different polis, and each city-state formed its own kind of goverment and laws.
8.Greeks would often travel to oracles to ask questions about the future.
9.Athens developed a form of democracy when the idea of popular government, or the idea that people can and should rule themselves, began to take root.
10. homer blind poet who gathered oral poetry into twoo great poems.
11. The Olympics were probably held for the first time in 776 B.C. to honor the god Zeus.
12.Heavy infantry who carried long spears are hoplites.
13."Rule by the Best." is aristocracy
14. iliad id the legend of Trojan War.
15.Helots made up the third and lowest group in Spartan society.
16.Sparta's goal was to make every adult male citizen part of the military machine.
17.meltics were born outside Athens but were free and paid taxes.
18.The tyrant Peisistratus improved Athen's economy and divided nobles' estates among poor farmers.
19.Trade was the mainstay of Athen's economy.
20.The greatest Greek statesman is Pericles.
21.Persian who defeated Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae is xerxes
22.delian League An alliance of Greek city-states.
23.Balltle of Marathon was the outnumbered Athenians defeated the Persian invasion of Greece.
24.Darius Persian leader who wanted to punish Athens for aiding rebels.
25.War between Sparta and Athens was known as the Peloponnesian War.

Post 12

My opinion on Capzles is its difficult to start off using it and it takes time to learn how to use it. takes more time to learn how to use then to put the information of my topic in it. I dont think students should use this first choice for a project.
Sources: are on a gadget on my page.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Post 11

The question I would be focusing on with my research is

What kind of culinary techniques and tools did the Egyptians have to make their food/diet?

I am doing this topic because I am very interested in culinary arts and i would like to know how they stuck to their diet like did they have limited goods to eat from and what was the diet. Also what spices and tools did they use to make their diet.With this research i think i would also learn how did they get more goods to add on their diet like trading. Therefore my overall project would be presented by a powerpoint focusing on the techniques and tools Egypt used to make the food that was important to make their diet in line.

Post 10

Cyrus the Great
He was the most influental leader in my opinion beacuse he has had many accomplishments. He was in the Bible as the liberator of the Jews held captive in Babylon. His legacy is the founding not only of an empire but of a culture and civilization that continued to expand after his death and lasted for two centuries. He was a strong influence on the Greeks. He declared the first charter of human rights, He invented the first postal system and His name is mentioned 22 times in the old testament which means he was a great and well recognized leader.

Post 9

The Hebrew fathers
Abraham a sheppard, God led him to a promise land
Moses went on a major event named Exodus celebrationg passover
Ten commandements
Promise land kingdom oF Isreal
Teachings of Judiasim
Monotheisim(believing in one god)
 Sacred text in the Torah (Hebrew Bible)