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Why was Hermes important to ancient Greeks?
well the Greek's used the sea for irrigation, trading, farming, etc.
It explained how things happened, gave stories to share, and told how Gods became powerful.
Ancient Greeks loved sport and most cities because they could run around naked in Ancient Greece had public gymnasiums where people gathered to train and relax. The G…reeks believed that a healthy body was very important. Most men and boys practised sports every day because they enjoyed them and wanted to keep fit. Sport was a good preparation for war too. The Greek armies had to be fit enough to march long distances, carrying all their heavy equipment, and then begin the fight with the enemy. I believe the Greeks embraced the abilities of man and aspired to the abilities of gods. The challenge and breaking or building a man brought them closer as a people to their beliefs in supreme beings--as if proof of being a worthy people. Sport was important to them because they believed that it built character and gave them a healthy body as someone else has stated above!!
Trade was very important to the Ancient Greeks because the only real thing that could bring money into Ancient Greece would be olives and olive oil (and sometimes wool) but wi…thout trade there would be no income as you could trade 20 pints of olive oil for three cows and that's how the world worked back then.
Ancient Greeks value: slavery music war government(athens) gods and goddesses religions strong state(sparta) and that's pretty much it
Myth is a traditional stories about their gods. Epics is a long narrative poem celebrating the deeds of legendry or traditional heroes. Through the myths the greeks sought to …understand the mysteries of natureband the power of human passions. A greek could display this ideal on the battle field in combat or in athletic contests on the playing field.
He wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey. Not only did he write the Iliad and the Odyssey... He helped to organize the pantheon of Greek gods, he gave the Greeks role models to liv…e up to, and he wrote about a period of history that would have otherwise been forgotten. Homer wrote about the Trojan War and it's aftermath. The Trojan War happened during the Greek Dark Ages (c. 1100-800 BCE). The only written history that tells the story of the dark ages are Homer's epic poems. HE DIED ABOUT 800 BC
Their writings, innovations, and religion has inspired generations.
The Gods were so important to the Greeks because they relied on the Gods for their lifestyle. They gave them a reason to believe and have faith. A base of the beginning of m…an and to answer reasons of life and the objects around them. A group of people to talk to and as they believed to receive advice.
It was viewed as the home of their gods. Much like Mt. Othrys was home to the Titans and Mt. Zion was considered to be the home of the Hebrew God. At that time, mountain peaks… were largely inaccessible and often defied convention (by either being always clouded or snow capped even in summer). Such a mysterious place so high in the sky would be a great place for a god to live.
they had a connection to the Aegean sea
The Polis were like our major cities or national capitals to the ancient Greeks: they were the centers of trade, politics, culture, and military strength.
Partly because they were an important pan-Hellenic religious festival in honour of Zeus. Partly because they were an important diplomatic occasion, with senior statesmen from… all over the Greek world gathering during a sacred truce. Partly because the ancient Greeks loved athletic competition. Partly because it was an important occasion for artists, poets, musicians, and actors to meet wealthy sponsors and get pan-Hellenic exposure for their work. And partly because the Olympiad was the main thing other than the Greek language that all Greeks had in common (Greece was nothing like politically unified at that time).
Athena was important to the Ancient Greeks because she was the god of Athens, wisdom, weaving and heroic endeavor
Theatre was part of religious festivals, in which they participated either on the stage or as spectators. Interestingly the farmer-warriors were happy to dance and sing …the female parts in the chorus. Each day during the festivals there was a sequence of a trilogy of tragedy, followed by a satyr play and by a comedy. The function of the tragedies was catharsis - cleaning out the spirit - and the void left by this cleansing was recharged with the other two.