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Most religious festivals included dances. People also danced to celebrate victories in war, weddings, the naming of infants, and the end of a harvest. " Traditional dances still play a very important role in Greek life. 36 AT HOME Greek houses were designed to be private and secure. The outer windows were small, and living areas were not visible from the street. Light came into the house from an open courtyard, which connected the surrounding rooms. There was often an upper floor, reached by a ladder or stairs.
Usually, Spartans expected to win their battles. If they were outnumbered, as Leonidas was, they were expected to die fighting rather than surrender. ≤ ruins of sparta Sparta was little more than a collection of five villages in the valley of the Eurotas River. Unlike Athens, with its beautiful temples, Sparta today has few archeological remains. The Athenian historian, Thucydides, predicted that this would be the case. He wrote, "Suppose . . " Leonidas' shield, raised to protect his body Sparta Zeus Prometheus ≤ heroes During the archaic period, Sparta was like other poleis, producing fine poets and artists who made beautiful painted pottery.
School Boys were taught at the teacher's home. They were accompanied by a paidagogos, a family slave who was responsible for the boy’s behavior. This vase shows a music and literature lesson. On the left, the boy and teacher practice the lyre. On the right, the boy stands in front of the teacher to recite a poem about the Trojan War. Athens Basket toys > Children who died were often buried with their favorite toys. Various toys have been found in graves, such as these two riders—one on a horse and one on a goose.
Ancient Greece by Peter Chrisp