Early man’s life was based on survival; he spent much of his time in search of food, water, and safety for his family. In the early times of Greece, and Rome however, food and water were both readily available. There was permanent shelter, and little threat from animals or other people. Because man’s basic needs were now met the arts, music, sports, agriculture, architecture, literature and structured government developed.
The developmental period of Greece was between the fourth and eighth century B.C. it was then that they built structures such as the Parthenon, and the Acropolis. Huge structures made entirely of stone, raised into the sky without the use of cranes or machinery. It is amazing to think of the manpower used to lift the structures and the time it took to carve each piece out of solid stone. The government was much like the one today; there was a system of money, taxes, and laws. Ancient Greece is remembered for it’s Olympic Games. The...