Greece for Kids
The ancient Greeks loved beauty, music,
literature, drama, philosophy, politics and art.
There was an ongoing competition between
city-states as to which city-state had the best statues and the most
beautiful temples. Wars were not started over who had the best art, but
many a fist fight probably occurred.
The ancient Greeks made statues of perfect
people. (Some of the ancient Roman statues, for example, had big noses.
The Greeks would never do that.)
The ancient Greeks invented three types
of columns that were used all over ancient Greece. The columns were
placed to support a building, but also adjusted in size and angle and in
footage from each other, so that from a distance, the columns looked
Their designs on vases of all sorts, for
all purposes, reveals their love of the geometric and visually
a Temple Challenge
Acropolis (British Museum)
Acropolis and Parthenon in 3D
Parthenon puzzle (free online game)
Columns - Doric, Ionic, Corinthian
7 Ancient Wonders were selected by the ancient Greeks