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FC: Social Aspects of Ancient Greeks LaShealia Snowden, Jessey Gwenheuser

1: Social Aspects of ancient Greeks

2: Research and explain the ancient Greeks' beliefs surrounding death, burial, and Hades.

3: If a death occured at home, it was the duty of the family to prepare the body for burial. Belief that the period between death and burial is the "Liminial" stage. Funerals depended on status of welth of the deceased. Some were cremated. Their welfare in Hades depended on their attention from the living.

4: Describe the marriage custums.

5: Marriages usually included some sacrafices. To be legally married, all a couple had to do was verbally state their intent. It was rarely romantically motivated. Weddings were usually arranged by fathers for their children. No ceremony involving a priest took place, but a contract was negotiated by the suitor and the family of his prospective wife.

6: What was the social class system like?

7: In the ancient world, societies tended to stratify themselves into a very small number of extremely wealthy individuals who monopolized power and money. Most people were poor, they were primarily farmers or craftsmen and a variable percentage of the population were slaves or economic bondage. Upper-Middle-Lower class based. Haves: Wealthy Have-Nots: Not wealthy

8: What was the role of women in society?

9: Women were usually restricted in their property, their responsibility was to be a homemaker.

10: What were ancient Greek schools like? | Who attended school?

11: Sparta had a Military Education System. It was only for males. Most schools in Athens were private with no more that 10 to 15 students. it was for the rich, and was highly expensive.

12: What kind of jobs did men and women have?

13: The women's only job was to stay home. The men went to war and competed in Olympic events.

14: Provide any other information that you feel is important or interesting.

15: Foods! Vegetables consist of: olives,tomatoes, carrots, peppers. meats and Proteins consist of: fish, duck, goat, wild boar, pelicans, owls, jays, deer, and geese. Dairy consist of: eggs, goat milk and cheese. Fruits consist of: wild berries. The major grain is Barley.

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