Weekly Forum: Greece
Each week, we’re going to use this space to continue our discussions about the weekly topics. This means that we share things pertaining to subjects or topics that are related to this week but might not have come up during our face-to-face discussion.
· What do you want to add to this week’s discussion?
· Which “game changer” you felt was significant and why?
· Do you have articles, videos, or information that would be pertinent to your fellow students (about one this week’s game-changers)?
Make a post here are some Examples then response to 2 of them
by Tehya Anguiano – Monday, February 17, 2020, 9:41 PM
When learning that we were going to be talking about Greece, because their culture and their beliefs, I believe are very interesting and something that I believe should be studied more than it is. So when knowing that we were going to talk about Greece I was very excited to present the Greek Gods. Their values and their way of life was very advanced for their time and something that humanity should all learn from. I think it is interesting to belief that there was a god for everything in the world that happened during this time. The Greeks believed that their life was the way it was because of the work of the gods. With Greek Gods comes Greek Mythology, this is the entire story and lives that were created from these gods.
Here is link that list all the gods and a description if you’re interested!
Greece (Part 1)
by Lexy Smith – Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 9:27 PM
I really enjoyed our discussion over Greece today, especially when talking about the term “polis”. It reminded me of where I used to live which made me want to learn about the term a bit more. When I was young, I lived about an hour north of Minneapolis. The term polis is a Greek definition for the city-state and was centered in Athens, Sparta, and many others. In Minneapolis specifically, “the name “Minneapolis”, meaning “Water City” in a mash-up of the Dakota word minne for water, and the Ancient Greek word polis for city” (MH Sub I, LLC, 2019). In Ancient Greece, “the polis centered on one town, usually walled, but included the surrounding countryside. The town contained a citadel on raised ground (acropolis) and a marketplace (agora)” (The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2011) In Minneapolis, different parts of the city are raised to accommodate the Mississippi river. Also, there are a variety of different neighborhoods with a city center in downtown Minneapolis.
The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2011, December 11). Polis. Retrieved February 12, 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/topic/polis
MH Sub I, LLC. (2019, December 17). Minneapolis. Retrieved February 12, 2020, from https://wikitravel.org/en/Minneapolis
Greece (Part 1) Architecture
by Kyle Marshall – Saturday, February 15, 2020, 1:59 PM
As we were having our discussion in class on Greece the topic that sparked my interest the most was their architecture. Most buildings including their homes were made of basic mud bricks and tile roofs. But the more detailed more important landmarks were made out of marble, limestone, and ivory. These landmarks consisted of three main different styles which are Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. Something I liked that I learned about their architecture is how simple it is despite its complexity and beauty. Everything had a specific purpose and a specific place for it to be. A good example of this would be the the layout of the Greek home. The piece of architecture that blew me away the most was the way that the theaters were designed and how advanced they were. It’s amazing that without the modern day technology of loudspeakers that they were able to get such a large amount of people in such a large area to still be able to hear the stage.
Greece (part 1)
by Abdullah Silham – Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:41 PM
I really enjoyed the class discussions about Greek specific on the gods and goddesses of Greek, because it’s remind me to one of my favorites video games God of War, the story of this game is interesting, it makes me know a lot of things about gods like Zeus, Hades, Ares and Kratos. The Greek has a lot of gods and goddesses, and the Gods are 8. 1 Zeus, His weapon of choice was the thunderbolt, made for him by the Cyclops. 2 Poseidon, was most notably the God of the sea and the protector of all waters. 3 Hermes, was considered a “trickster” due to his cunning and clever personality. 4 Hephaestus, was the only ugly god among perfectly beautiful immortals. He was the workman of the immortals: he made their dwellings, furnishings, and weapons.Hephaestus was known as the God of Fire. 5 Hades, He was also called the God of Wealth or “the rich one” because he possessed the precious metals of the earth. 6 Dionysus, was primarily known as the God of the Vine. Upon reaching adulthood, Dionysus wandered the Earth, teaching men the culture of the vine.Dionysus was the last god to enter Olympus. 7 Ares, was most notably referred to as the God of War; he represented the unpleasant aspects of battle. 8 Apollo, was the son of Leto and Zeus. He was born on the island of Delos. He and his twin sister Artemis, also an Olympian, shared an aptitude for archery.The nine Muses were companions of his; they were goddesses known for inspiring art and music. also there are 7 goddesses, 1 Aphrodite was the goddess of fertility, love, and beauty. During the Trojan War, Aphrodite fought on the side of Paris. 2 Artemis, She was primarily a virgin huntress, goddess of wildlife and patroness of hunters.She was an important goddess in the lives of women, especially when it came to marriage and young creatures. 3 Athena, was the Goddess of War, Athena served as a guardian of Athens, where the Parthenon served as her temple. 4 Demeter, She was the goddess of harvest and fertility.Only women attended the Thesmophoria, a fertility festival held in honor of Demeter. 5 Hera, was Queen of the Olympian gods. In the story of the Quest of the Golden Fleece, Hera was a gracious protector of the heroes.Hera had few, if any, redeeming qualities. She never forgot an injury. 6 Hestia, is completely omitted from the works of Homer, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. 7 Tyche, was the Greek goddess of chance, fate and fortune. She represented not only the positive aspects of these characteristics but also the negative ones.
Here is the link for more information: https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/