Behind the Scenes of Ancient Greece: Exploring the Daily Life of its People (Video)
We’ve all read a lot about ancient Greece, but what was it really like to live there, to experience it firsthand? There’s a lot we can learn from the daily lives of its people, how they worked and how they played. Take for example, the thrill of the theatre, where thousands of Greeks gathered to enjoy plays and performance. Or the excitement and spectacle of the Olympic games and travelling to see them. The Greeks loved their leisure times, and they liked to look good doing it was, fashion and clothing was just as important as it is today. But life in ancient Greece wasn't just about entertainment and fashion. Religion was important too and the ancient Greeks had a rich and diverse mythology.
Life could also be hard. Travel and transportation were challenging, with dangerous roads and the constant threat of piracy. Agriculture and farming were essential for survival, while jobs and slavery played a significant role in the economy. Unfortunately, life was not easy for everyone. Women faced social and cultural restrictions, and premature death was a common occurrence. Let’s take a look at life in ancient Greece, the good, the bad and tragic.
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Top image: Life in Ancient Greece. Source: Kristian / Adobe Stock.