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Social Aspects of Ancient Greece

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FC: By: Shaquierra Gregory, Jazzmin Procaccini, Shakeira Fuller. | Social Aspects of Ancient Greece

1: Social Aspects of Ancient Greece | By: Shaquierra Gregory, Jazzmin Procaccini, and Shakiera Fuller

2: People in Ancient Greece believe that Gods and Goddesses guided their life's and explained what happened in their life. The sick would go to the Gods to be cured from diseases and sickness. This was a strong belief that Ancient people had. Medicine during the time of Ancient Greece was limited. As death occurred ancient people believe that if you weren't provided with a proper burial you would suffer between worlds, until rites of passage were finished in the underworld. Gold and jewels were grave offerings of respect and honor used to display someones wealth status. The wealthier you were the more elaborate your grave was going to be. Greeks saw death as a time when psyche left the body to be able to enter Hades.

4: Marriages in Ancient Greece were arranged by their parents.Girls married between the ages of 14-18, while men usually married in their twenties or late thirties . Priest did not direct marriages in Ancient Greece. Rituals were followed after the couple would move in together. Most rituals started off by taking a bath. After taking the bath men were carried in chariots to the brides house. Feast were held at the brides fathers house. After the feast the groom took his wife to his parents house and would be greeted at the door by the grooms parents. In order to be fully accepted in a family the wife would have to conceive from their union. Divorce was allowed; however, men had to pay back in cash the remaining Dowry if divorced from the Bride.

6: In Ancient Greece Only free people were entitled to the full protection of the law in a city-state. Their social classes were based on wealth. People could change their social class depending on how much money they made. Farming was big in Ancient Greece. They cropped wheat, cereal, bread, and grapes. Many families owned slaves as laborers or maids to work in fields. Some slaves were prisoners from war or bought from foreign slave traders. Many slaves lived close to their owners. Greeks social class applied to only men. women took all their social and legal status from their men. Women weren't to take part in public life.

8: The role of the women in society were to stay home and take care of the children. They did house duties and cleaned most of the time. Their role was to make sure that their family was taken care of at all times. Women weren't allowed to eat or sleep in the same room as their husbands they were under the protection and control of their husbands. Women were the providers for home care. The biggest role women had were to look after the slaves as well. Women who were not wealthy didn't have slaves and did all the work themselves. Women couldn't get jobs because they had little privileges.

10: Children in Ancient Greece started school usually around 7. Poor children didn't go to school because they were needed around the homes to help their families. Boys attended school and girls were required to take physical training. They believed that strong women produced strong babies. Boys were in school from ages seven until about twenty to prepare themselves to serve in the Army. Middle class boys might have only go to school for 3 to 4 years. As a tool in school students used a wax covered board with a stylus to carve out letters. The wax would be reused. They learned subjects such as basic math, reading, and writing.

12: Men Jobs in Ancient Greece was to run their house. They were trained to be strong and join Military groups so they weren't home as often as the women. Men were apart of activities such as the Olympics. The Olympics were held every four years in the summer.This event was always held at the same place which is a city-state called "Elis". The Olympics was a religious event for the Greeks. Women could not watch the Olympics and if caught would be killed. The Olympics included events such as Chariot racing, Pentathlon, Wrestling, and Boxing. The game was held in honor of Zeus the God.

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