Ancient Greece by Peter Chrisp

By Peter Chrisp

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The silver was then scooped out by slaves. 48 farming Greece has a hot, Mediterranean climate, and is a land of wooded mountains, scrub-covered hills, and fertile valleys. The plains in the valleys were the only places where cereal crops (mainly barley) could be grown. Even here, the soil was often thin and dotted with rocks, which made the farmer’s life difficult. " < olives The olive was the most important Greek crop, for it was one of the few trees able to produce fruit in dry and rocky conditions.

Olives were so important to the Athenians that they believed olive trees were a gift from the goddess Athena, specially created for their dry soil. Like vines, they were grown on hillsides on flat terraces, which Greek farmers built by heaping up earth behind stone walls. COWLAND The wide fertile plain of Boeotia was one of the few places in Greece with large areas of arable land (for grain growing) and rocky pasture. Asina Attica, result, the Boeotians Unlike the dry and land Boeotia in could keep large herds of cows.

Poorer boys often followed the trade of their father, working alongside him in the family workshop. For richer boys, there were schools which taught reading, writing, arithmetic, literature, and music. Life was very different for girls, who were usually taught at home by their mothers or slaves. They learned to read and write, to spin and weave wool, to store supplies and prepare meals and often Braided hair to play musical instruments. ≤ BABIES Boys and girls spent their earliest years at home with their mothers.

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