CH 29 The Golden Age of Athens SG
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Why did Pericles inspire the people of Athens to re-build their city?
At the end of the Persian wars, Athens was in ruins.
Why were Athenians paid a salary to hold public office?
This enabled poor men the chance to serve in the government.
Define Golden Age.
A period of peace and wealth under the leadership of Pericles.
Describe public buildings in Athens.
Athenians built large government buildings around the agora out of stone.
What is the name of the temple built in Athena's honor?
When a priestess called: "the oracle of Delphi", answers questions by going into a trance, who were her thoughts believed to be coming from?
Where is the home of the gods?
Describe a Doric Column.
the simplest column
a roof that slants creating a triangle at the top front of the building
What is one of the great achievements of Greek sculptors?
Creating lifelike statues
What does the word philosophy mean?
"the love of wisdom"
What crime brought Socrates to trial?
for constant questioning and he was accused of not honoring the gods
What does the love of many kinds of sports say about the Greeks?
They prized physical fitness
Why did Greek actors in dramas where masks?
Men played all characters, both male and female
In a Greek drama, why were words spoken by a chorus?
to explain and expand on the story
Why would Greeks call a truce from all wars during the Olympics?
so athletes could travel safely to the games