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Ancient Greece
for Kids


Welcome to ancient Greece! Play games. Read myths. Learn how the brave Greek hero Theseus escaped the maze, a trick you might find handy some day. Meet Apollo's Oracle, where things are not always as they seem. Argue with Socrates, the great teacher. Join Hercules on 12 dangerous missions to battle mythical monsters. Compete in the Greek Olympics!  

Over 2,500 years ago, these clever people created incredible myths, wonderful plays, very fun fables and beautiful art. They made important discoveries in science, medicine and architecture that still affect our culture today. Ancient Greece was an advanced civilization. But it was not a country. Ancient Greece was made up of hundreds of city-states, grouped together at the southern end of a very large peninsula that juts out from modern day Europe into the Mediterranean Sea.

Each city-state had its own government and its own way of doing things. Some city-states like Corinth were ruled by kings. Others like the warrior city-state of Sparta (lie, cheat, steal) were ruled by a council. Athens, the crown jewel of the Greek city-states, experimented with democracy.  

The ancient Greeks were very loyal to their city-state, but they thought of themselves as Greeks. They spoke the same language. They worshiped the same gods. They shared the same culture. They loved beauty, drama, cleverness, competition, and most of all - bravery.

Come meet the Greeks. We think you'll like them!


Maps of Ancient Greece




Greek Dark Ages

Types of Government

Roots of Democracy

Greek Wars

Legend: The Trojan War & Trojan Horse

Greek Ships

Greek Warriors

Persian Wars

The Delian League

Peloponnesian War







The Ancient Greek Olympics

Greek Alphabet

Greek Dance

Wedding Customs

Greek Theatre

Greek Architecture & Art

Greek Vases Tell a Story

Greek Columns

Elgin Marbles

Famous Greeks - Archimedes, Hippocrates, more

Pericles Funeral Oration

Greek Philosophies



Aesop's Fables

Homer's Iliad

Homer's Odyssey

Alexander the Great

Investigate Real Life Artifacts

Interactive Timelines of Ancient Greece 

Ancient Greek Gods & Goddesses

Ancient Greek Mythical Monsters

Ancient Greek Myths

Theseus and the Minotaur

Zeus, Hera, and Little Io

Zeus, Hades, and the King of Corinth

Hermes & Apollo (ppt)

Apollo's Oracle (The Trouble with Oracles)

Apollo and Cassandra


Greek Legends

Greek Fables

Greek Men

Greek Women

Greek Kids

Greek Slaves

Pets & Toys




Hair Styles

Education, School

Religion, Gods

Worship, Temples, Sacred Sites

Acropolis & Parthenon

Gifts from the Greeks:
Achievements & Contributions
Inventions & Discoveries

Interactive Games for Ancient Greece

PowerPoints about Ancient Greece

Jeopardy Games

Lesson Plans and Activities
Ancient Greece for Teachers

Mr. Donn's Interactive Quizzes with answers - TEST YOURSELF

Explore Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece for Kids

Ancient Greece for Teachers

Ancient Greek Gods & Goddesses

Greek Myths

Greek Games

Free Ancient Greece Presentations in PowerPoint format

Ask Mr Donn:  Ancient Greece Q&A Interactive

Ancient Greece Free Clipart

Other Ancient Civilizations