Childhood in Ancient Greece
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General Websites on Ancient Greece
A comprehensive website on ancient Greek art and culture, the Perseus Project
is an evolving digital library of resources for the study of the humanities. Collaborators
initially formed the project to construct a large, heterogeneous collection of
materials, textual and visual, on Archaic and Classical Greece.
This successful BBC site includes information on life in Athens and Corinth
and on the Olympic Games, as well as a timeline—it is easy for kids to use
and has links for teachers and parents as well.
A site that focuses on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new Greek galleries:
it features in-depth explanatory text on eighteen objects, a helpful timeline
of Greek art history, and a map of ancient Greece.
A site produced at the University of Indiana at Bloomington featuring many
digital photos of important archaeological sites in Athens as they look today.
From the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,
an object-based site featuring four sections: Land and Time, Religion and Death,
Daily Life, and the Economy.
A comprehensive site run by the World News Network about Ancient Greece, with
sections on Art and Archaeology, History, Mythology, Wars, People, Olympics, and
Free collection of scholarly articles on a wide variety of subjects relating
to the ancient world, including gender issues.
Children in Ancient Greek Art
General information on many aspects of childhood in ancient Greece. The website
was produced by Aspasia Mechanou as part of her dissertation for a degree in Archaeology
at the University of Newcastle.
Women in Ancient Greek Art
Information about women in ancient art with bibliography. Written for a college
course at Sweet Briar College.
A series of videos done by the Getty Museum that shows the entire process
of making Greek vases, from digging the clay to painting and firing the sculpted
pots. Also features illustrations of the Getty’s impressive collection of
Ancient Greek Fashion
A very detailed site focusing exclusively on ancient Greek dress and fashion
as shown in art.
Useful for Teachers:
Rather simple but comprehensive website with lots of info on daily life in
ancient Greece as well as comparisons among different Greek cities. Sample lesson
plans for a simulation of the ancient Greek Olympics.
Lesson plans about the ancient Greek Olympics.
Information and lesson plans about ancient Greece.
Of Interest to Elementary and/or Middle-School Students:
Teacher’s description of various aspects of daily life in ancient Greece,
including children’s lives.
General information on ancient Greece, designed by a class of sixth-graders
studying the subject.
A script of a play about the Peloponnesian War and other activities for elementary
and middle-school students about Greece.
General info for younger students about ancient Greece.
Site about toys and childhood in ancient Greece, designed for a fifth-grade
Information about games in ancient Greece.
The website for Digs, an archaeology magazine for kids, is accessible by paid
subscription only, but it does feature some fun short articles, a glossary, and
factoids that will get kids excited about archaeology. Also has a very comprehensive
links page to other kid-friendly archaeology sites.
Lots of helpful information, including maps, pictures, and fun animations
about Greek art and archaeology. It was written by a non-English speaker, so there
are some language problems, but it is nonetheless useful.