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a Wake Up Greece

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Tamjid Islam Parthenon

The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece. It was dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena and was built on top of the highest hill in Athens, the Acropolis. In about 1300 BC, the Acropolis had been where the kings of Athens lived, and where everybody went to defend them when there was a war.
After the Dark Ages, the Athenians had no more kings to rule them. Instead they had an oligarchy, and so there was no king to live on the Acropolis. Instead, the Acropolis became sacred to the goddess Athena, and the Athenians built her a temple there.
There was at least one Parthenon temple on that place before the one that is there now. The earlier temple was built in the archaic period out of limestone. The Persians destroyed this first temple when they destroyed the Athens in the Persian Wars. Now we only have scraps of that temple that were buried on the Acropolis after the war.
After the Persian Wars, the Athenians left the Acropolis in ruins, as a sort of war memorial. By 440 BC, the Athenians wanted to rebuild their Parthenon bigger and better than before.
To get the money for this new temple, the Athenians used the tribute money from their allies, which was supposed to be spent defending the Greeks from Persian invasions. The Athenians hired two great architects, Callicrates and Ictinus, and a great sculptor, Pheidias, to rebuild the Parthenon. This time the whole building would be made of marble, and in the very latest style, and big, too. Pericles

10 questions you NEED to know about Pericles

1. How do you feel about women working? I think all women should be housewives. 2. What did you do to Athens that was memorable?
I rebuilt the new temples and Acropolis to honor the gods. 3. What is a democracy?
When the people chooses their own leaders. 4. What are the beliefs?
I belief that all male citizens regardless of social or wealth class, should take part in government. 5. What programs did you offer for citizens?
We made programs for the arts, philosophy and literature. 6. How do you want people to remember you?
I want them to remember the things I did for the Athens. 7. Why do you think a democracy is the best government?
I think it balances out the society. Instead one person having the power by force, the people can choose who they want to follow. 8. Would you make any changes about the Athens?
No because it’s the most amazing city I lived in. 9. Why did you make the Parthenon?
To honor our goddess Athena. 10. Why do you think Athens is better than Sparta?
Us Athens are more civil and more educated. Greece Flag Greek Crossword

Ancient Greece Olympic
At Olympia there were 4 different types of races; The first was the stadion, the oldest event of the Games, where runners sprinted for 1 stade, the length of the stadium(192m). The other races were a 2-stade race (384 m.), and a long-distance run which ranged from 7 to 24 stades (1,344 m. to 4,608 m.).The fourth type of race involved runners wearing full amor, which was 2-4 stade race (384 m. to 768 m.), used to build up speed and stamina for military purposes.
On other days, wrestling, boxing, and the pancratium, a combination of the two, were