Ancient Greek Culture

Ancient Greek culture consisted of quite a few things ranging from religion to clothing, education to art and so on. Here we mention a bit about every aspect of the ancient Greek culture. We start with religion. The Greeks would worship quite an array of gods. They used to believe that their gods would appear in human form and had superhuman strength as well as ageless beauty.

Ancient Greek Culture

The Iliad, as well as Odyssey, give us examples of the Greek human’s interaction with the gods and goddesses. We also see various gods and goddesses in their artwork like pots, vases and so on.

Ancient Greek Culture

Greek Culture and their Clothing

Another very important part of ancient Greek culture was their clothing. The Greek clothing was kept extremely simple. The men, as well as women, would wear cotton in summer and wool during the winter.

The ancient Greeks would only buy their clothes in the gore which is also the marketplace but this was where the expensive clothes would be found. The families who could not afford to buy clothes would make their own. These clothes were simple tunics and also warm cloaks which would be made from linen or wool and they would be their dyed or bleached white.

Ancient Greek Culture

These clothes would usually be made by the mother or daughter or female slaves. Sometimes they would decorate the clothes to represent the cities in which they would live land the Greeks were extremely proud of their home states.

Ancient Greek Culture

Accessories of Ancient Greek

When it came to accessories the Greeks would buy Greek jewelry very rarely from peddlers. The only accessories which were there in the ancient Greek culture were hairpins, earrings, and rings. But then only the ones who were rich could really afford jewelry like this. The men and the women in most the city-state that used perfumes would boil herbs and various flowers for the scent.

Ancient Greek Culture

Ancient Greek Peoples

Both men and women of Greece would use mirrors as well as hair brushes. The women would braid their hair or use ponytails and would also use headbands which were made of metal or ribbons. Men would have short hair except for soldiers and they would wear beards.

Finally, we have dancing which is a very important part of ancient Greece culture. Men and women did not dance together but there are over 200 types of Greek dances. The dances were also accompanied by Greek music on the lyres, flutes and also different percussion instruments.