Ancient Greece is located in the islands of the Aegean sea and the lands bordering both sides of Aegean.Ancient Greece existed around 1900 B.C. to 2000 B.C. and declined at 146 B.C.Ancient Greece's downfall was caused when they was defeated in the Battle of Chaeronea.The culture of Ancient Greece is that the husband is the head of the household and the wife takes care of the house and raise the children.The Greeks believed that certain deities watched over them and told them how to live thir life.The clothing they wore was a belted garment called a chiton their diet was wheat and barley.The greeks had an easy time ajusting to the tropical climate of the Mediterranan Sea. The sea weather patterns give cool mild winters and hot dry summers.
The Greeks believed that these deities were known as the Olympians. The leader Zeus was the god of the sky and ruler of the universe, his emotions affect the weather. He was married to his sister Hera but had many other women; his symbol was mostly the thunder bolt. Hera was the goddess of marriage and queen of the universe, her symbol was the peacock and the cow. Poseidon was the god of the sea; he was all powerful except for his brother Zeus. He lived in a palace under the sea and he caused earthquakes when he was angry, his symbol was horse and the trident. Hades was the overlord of the under world. He was the other brother of Zeus and the husband of Persephone, daugher of Demeter who he had kidnapped. His symbol was a helm. Ares was the god of war. He was more of a coward then cruel, he was the son of Zues and Hera, even though none of his parents liked him he was an olympian. His symbols was the vulture the dog and he often carried a bloody spear. Apollo was the god of the son,music,and healing. He was a archer, and hunted with a siliver bow. He was a son of Zues and the Titan Leto and the twin of Artemis, his symbols was the laurel tree , the crow, and the dolphin. Hermes was the messenger god , a trickster he was the son of Zues and the constellation Maia, the fastest of them all. Archimedes found how to figure the volume of a sphere. He also found a way to tell if something was made out of real gold or not.