Ancient Greek Games for Children
The ancient Greek adults loved to play games. After all, they were the ones who started the Olympic Games. But Greek children played games as well, many of them similar to what children play today. Games were not just for fun, but were used to test...
Indroduction to Ancient Greek Children. ... Babies born in ancient Greece often
had a difficult time surviving. Many died in the first couple days of life; therefore, ...
Sons and daughters. Many Greek parents wanted boy children. A son would look
after his parents in old age. A daughter went away when she married, and had ...
When a baby was born in ancient Greece, it was a cause for celebration. The
Greeks loved dance. So of course they had a dance the father did, holding his
By N.S. Gill , About.com GuideMarch 19, 2011
In the ancient Greek
world, citizenship laws, like the one associated with Pericles in 451/50 B.C. requiring that citizenship be conferred only on children
of two Athenian parents suggest that there was understanding that bot... More »
Women, Children and Slaves. NB: The following focuses on life in Athens. For
info on this theme as it applies to Sparta, see 'Spartan Life'.
Ancient Greek children played games strikingly similar to many of the games
children play today. They played with hoops, rattles, and knucklebones, a toy
Most of the information known about these children and adolescents has been
gleaned from ... There was no word in ancient Greece that referred to the family.
Children were abandoned and left to die if they were disabled and baby ...
Ancient Greece was dangerous as disease was rife and children were
The first decision of any father was whether or not to keep his child. In Greece (
and later in Rome) keeping a child was a conscious choice. In most cases if the ...