Facts about ancient Greece1- More than 1,500 different city-states were combined to from Ancient Greece. 2- Athens was the largest ancient Greek city-state.3- Women of ancient Greece lived about 35 years.4- Ancient Greek cities constantly used to fight with each other.5- The Ancient Greeks use to wear loincloths in regular days.
6- It was the Greeks who invented theoretical mathematics.7- Only men were allowed to attend the theatre.8- The Greeks practiced physical trainings without clothes.9- Greek statues have identical smiles, slanted eyes and puffy cheeks – a consequence of the special technology of stone processing.10- In traditional Olympics, Greek women were forbidden to attend.
11- The ancient Greeks were afraid of the deep sea and did not learn how to swim.12- After some years the statues of the ancient Greeks were made from bronze.13- Due to the influence of the Romans, the sculptures began to be made out of marble.14- In ancient Greece, the unibrow was a sign of intelligence and great beauty in women.15- In Ancient Greek a beautiful woman was depicted wearing a white mask, an ugly woman – yellow.16- In the burial of the dead it was customary to put everything that could be useful in the afterlife.
17- The duties of the teacher included guarding children and teaching elementary things.18- The Greek ruler Alexander the Great was first to put his own face on Greek coins.19- Ancient Greece is the birth place of theatre.20- At the time of Ancient Greece there were two theatrical genres: satire and drama.
21- Only men were allowed to perform in theatres.22- Ancient Greece is birthplace of democracy.23- The democracy in Ancient Greece only last for about 185 years.24- If anyone wants to participate in elections then they had to pay.25- Greek cemeteries were decorated with statues of young men.
26- In Ancient Greek throwing apple at someone was way to show love.27- Plato was not only a famous philosopher, but also a good athlete.28- ‘School’ word came from Greek language; in Greek it means leisure, or free time.29- In ancient Greece, men with potbellies were thought to be exceptional leaders.30- In ancient Greece, there was a system where people could expel the politician for 10 years.
31- The Athens was named after the Greek goddess.32- The first guide for tourism in Greece was created more than 2200 years ago.33- The Greek guidebook consisted of 10 books.34- The word “Dinosaur” came from the ancient Greek which means “terrible lizard.”35- The ancient Greek left us the legacy of the art, philosophy, science, literature, politics and maths. 36- Ancient Greeks wouldn’t eat beans as they thought that they contained the souls of the dead.
37- The first Olympic champion was a Greek cook named Coroebus who won the sprint race.38- No wars were permitted in the month before the ancient Olympics so that spectators could travel to Olympia unharmed.39- The Greeks would sacrifice hundred bulls to Zeus god during each Olympics.
40- Ancient Greeks and Romans often bought slaves with salt.41- Greek is one of the oldest languages in Europe. 42- The women who were educated were not valued; most of them were rarely married.43- Between 40- 80% of ancient Greece population was slaves.44- Thales of Miletus is considered to be the first Greek philosopher.45- Soldiers of ancient Greece used to wear 70 pounds of bronze amour.46- The rich Greek women were not allowed to study or work.
47- The wine of the Greeks was seven times diluted with sea water.48- Infant mortality was very high, half of the children died in the first year of life.49- The Greeks believed that with the help of rhythmic dances, one could hypnotize and catch owls.
50- The first vending machine was invented in ancient Greece51- Ancient Greek used to enjoy roasted pig stuffed with eggs, oysters and other things.52- At its economic height, in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, Ancient Greece had the most advanced economy in the world.53- The first 13 Olympic Games consisted of just one sport – running.
54- The ancestors of the Greeks were Indo-Europeans who entered Greece around 1900 B.C. 55- In ancient Greek, the word “idiot” meant anyone who wasn’t a politician.56- Wealthy people would sacrifice animals at the temples.
Poor people who couldn’t afford live animals offered pastry ones instead.57- In Ancient Greece, the normal number of jury people was 500.58- The theory that planets orbit the sun was first proposed by the ancient Greek Aristarchus of Samos in the 3rd century BC.59- In Greece around sixth century, there were human sacrifices.60- According to legends, the philosopher Diogenes lived in a barrel.