Greece for Kids
In Ancient Greece, men ran the government. The men spent a great deal of their time away from home. When not involved
in politics, the men spent time in the fields, overseeing or working
the crops, sailing, hunting, in trade or manufacturing.
For fun, in addition to drinking parties,
the men enjoyed wrestling, horseback riding, and
famous Olympic Games. When the men entertained their male
friends, at the popular drinking parties, their wives and daughters were
not allowed to attend.
Men cut their hair short
and, unless they were soldiers, wore beards.
Barber shops first became
popular in ancient Greece. They were an important part of the social
life of many ancient Greek males. In the barber shop, the men exchanged
political and sports news, philosophy, and gossip!