Topic homework- due in for Monday 6th November 

This term, our topics in English, History and Geography centre around Ancient Greece. We will be looking at many elements of Ancient Greek life. We would like the children to research just one small element of the ancient Greeks to share with their class at the start of the project. Some ideas for this MIGHT be:

  • Tell a story from Ancient Greek times
  • Choose a famous Ancient Greek figure – either real or mythical and discuss them.
  • Look at a type of Ancient Greek art work and discuss it ( sculpture, painting, pottery)
  • Research an Ancient Greek nation such as Sparta or Athens and discuss it.
  • Research an Ancient Greek god and discuss their powers.
  • Research a key event in Greek history and discuss it such as the battle of Thermopylae.
  • Mythical Greek creatures

These are just some ideas that could be used. If the children have something different linked to Ancient Greece that they would like to investigate, this would also be useful.

14 thoughts on “Topic homework- due in for Monday 6th November 

  1. Hi here is my homework,
    Ancient Greek gods!

    Athena: the goddes of wisdom. Athena taught people about arts and crafts
    and loved owls.The city of Athens is also named after her. She is the
    daughter of Zeus.

    Zeus: Zeus is the king of all the gods. Zeus taught people to be kind and
    have good manners towards others.

    Aphrodite: Aphrodite is the goddes of beauty and love ❤. She loved making
    people fall in love. She started a war (only by accident.)

    Ares: The god of war. Ares was’nt as strong or battle bound as Athena he
    was way weaker than he seemed.
    By Layla

  2. Pluto (Greek: Πλούτων, Ploutōn) was the ruler of the underworld in classical mythology. The earlier name for the god was Hades, which became more common as the name of the underworld itself. In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Pluto represents a more positive concept of the god who presides over the afterlife. Ploutōn was frequently conflated with Ploutos (Πλοῦτος, Plutus), a god of wealth, because mineral wealth was found underground, and because as a chthonic god Pluto ruled the deep earth that contained the seeds necessary for a bountiful harvest.[1] The name Ploutōn came into widespread usage with the Eleusinian Mysteries, in which Pluto was venerated as a stern ruler but the loving husband of Persephone. The couple received souls in the afterlife, and are invoked together in religious inscriptions. Hades, by contrast, had few temples and religious practices associated with him, and he is portrayed as the dark and violent abductor of Persephone.

  3. Pluto (Greek: Πλούτων, Ploutōn) was the ruler of the underworld in classical mythology. The earlier name for the god was Hades, which became more common as the name of the underworld itself. In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Pluto represents a more positive concept of the god who presides over the afterlife. Ploutōn was frequently conflated with Ploutos (Πλοῦτος, Plutus), a god of wealth, because mineral wealth was found underground, and because as a chthonic god Pluto ruled the deep earth that contained the seeds necessary for a bountiful harvest.[1] The name Ploutōn came into widespread usage with the Eleusinian Mysteries, in which Pluto was venerated as a stern ruler but the loving husband of Persephone. The couple received souls in the afterlife, and are invoked together in religious inscriptions. Hades, by contrast, had few temples and religious practices associated with him, and he is portrayed as the dark and violent abductor of Persephone.
    Enjoy!

  4. Ancient Greek Gods’ Powers
    Zeus – ( Roman Name – Jupiter)
    The most powerful of all, Zeus was god of the sky and the king of Olympus. His temper affected the weather, and he threw thunderbolts when he was unhappy. He was married to Hera but secretly had many other lovers. His symbols include the oak and the thunderbolt.
    Hera- Roman Name Juno
    Hera was goddess of marriage and the queen of Olympus. She was Zeus’s wife and sister; many myths tell of how she sought revenge when Zeus betrayed her with his lovers. Her symbols include the peacock and the cow.
    Poseidon (Roman name: Neptune)
    Poseidon was god of the sea. He was the most powerful god except for his brother, Zeus. He lived in a beautiful palace under the sea and caused earthquakes when he was in a temper. His symbols include the horse and the trident.
    Hades (Roman name: Pluto)
    Hades was king of the dead. He lived in the underworld, the heavily guarded land where he ruled over the dead. He was the brother of Zeus and the husband of Persephone, Demeter’s daughter, whom he kidnapped.
    Persephone is the queen of the underworld. Demeter was the mother of Persephone .
    By Jacquelyn

  5. My Homework.
    Ancient Greek Gods,

    Ares: The god of war but he wasn’t as strong as Athena he was way weaker than he seemed.

    Athena: She was tall, strong, graceful, grey-eyed and loved owls. Zeus was the father of gods and goddesses and yet Athena father was Zeus.

    Hera: Queen of gods and protector of women. Her husband Zeus ruled the earth and sky. Her daughter, Llithyia, was the goddess of childbirth.

    Hestia: The beautiful girl was the oldest of the gods of Olympus. She disliked gossip, so hardly any stories were told about he. Her parent were Cronus and Rhea.
    By Esther.

  6. My Homework.
    Ancient Greek Gods,

    Ares: The god of war but he wasn’t as strong as Athena he was way weaker than he seemed.

    Athena: She was tall, strong, graceful, grey-eyed and loved owls. Zeus was the father of gods and goddesses and yet Athena father was Zeus.

    Hera: Queen of gods and protector of women. Her husband Zeus ruled the earth and sky. Her daughter, Llithyia, was the goddess of childbirth.

    Hestia: The beautiful girl was the oldest of the gods of Olympus. She disliked gossip, so hardly any stories were told about he. Her parent were Cronus and Rhea.

  7. Poseidon: Poseidon is the god of the sea, earthquakes and horses. he spent most of his time in his watery domain. He is the brother of Zeus and Hades.

    Sparta: Sparta was one of the most powerful city’s in Ancient Greece. Its famous for its really powerful army as well as the battle with the city of Athens in the Peloponnesian war. Sparta was located in a valley on the banks of the Eurotas river in the south-eastern part of Greece.

    Hades: Hades ruled the underworld and had control over the dead and riches

    The battle of Thermopylae: Spartans v Persians. This was the first battle between the Persians an the Greeks. This battle happened at 479-480 BC

  8. Hi,this my homework.
    THE ANCIENT GREEK GODS!!!!!!

    Hades: In Greek mythology, Hades the god of the underworld, was a son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. He had three sisters, Demeter, Hestia, and Hera, as well as two brothers, Zeus, the youngest of the three, and Poseidon.

    Cronus: Cronus learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overcome by his own sons, just as he had overthrown his father. As a result, although he sired the gods Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Hades and Poseidon by Rhea, he devoured them all as soon as they were born to prevent the prophecy.

    Anemoi: In ancient Greek religion and myth, the Anemoi were wind gods who were each ascribed a cardinal direction from which their respective winds came and were each associated with various seasons and weather conditions.

    Hesperus: In Greek mythology, Hesperus is the Evening Star, the planet Venus in the evening. He is the son of the dawn goddess and is the half-brother of her other son, Phosphorus (also called Eosphorus; the “Morning Star”).

    Here is a story about Ancient Greek.

    The earliest Greek civilizations thrived nearly 4,000 years ago. Yet, their culture still impacts our lives today in the arts, philosophy, science, math, literature, and politics. Gifts from the Greeks include trial by jury, roots of democracy, Greek columns, Greek myths, Aesop’s fables, and the Olympic games, to name a few! The ancient Greeks spoke the same language. They believed in the same gods. But ancient Greece was not a country. It was a collection of city-states. Each city-state had its own government and its own way of doing things.

  9. ANCIENT GREEK GODS
    Plutus- Is the God of wealth and myths. He was the son of Demeter.
    Hades- The god of the underworld, was a son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea.
    Zeus- Was the most powerful of the Greek gods and had a number of powers. His most famous power is the ability to throw lightning bolts.
    Athena- Is the goddess of the defense of Athens, wisdom and women’s crafts.
    Hera- The Supreme Goddess. Hera’s powers were similar to that of other Olympian gods.

  10. Athena: the goddes of wisdom. Athena taught people about arts and crafts
    and loved owls.The city of Athens is also named after her. She is the
    daughter of Zeus.

    Zeus: Zeus is the king of all the gods. Zeus taught people to be kind and
    have good manners towards others.

    Aphrodite: Aphrodite is the goddes of beauty. She loved making
    people fall in love with each other.

    Ares: The god of war.

  11. Zeus , who was the god of the sky , was also ruler of all greek gods. he overthrew his father and drew with his brothers to see who would take the throne.Zeus won the draw and became the ruler of all Greek Gods.but was also lord of sky and rain.

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