An Athenian family

For the classroom

Warrior farewell – close-up


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Other side of the same pot


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Another warrior farewell scene; black-figure amphora from Athens; about 520 BC


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Explore an Athenian picture: classroom resource based on this pot

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teachers/resources/all_resources/resource_athenian_picture.aspx

Mini-lesson on Greek women: for full class or individual use

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teachers/resources/all_resources/resource_greek_women.aspx

Mini-lesson on hoplite warriors: for full class or individual use

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teachers/resources/all_resources/resource_hoplites.aspx

Jug showing a woman spinning woollen thread; from Athens, 490 – 470 BC

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/collectionimages/AN00593/AN00593401_001_l.jpg

Pot showing women making cloth: weighing wool, preparing wool, spinning, weaving at an upright loom, folding cloth. Use the ‘additional images’ link to see other parts of the scene.

Source: metmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/253348?rpp=30&pg=1&ft=amasis&pos=5

Video of a woman weaving at an upright loom

Source: youtube.com

See this video on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ter3X846A6M

Compare the lives of men and women in Athens and Sparta

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/dailylife/story/sto_set.html

Enquiry grid for the lives of boys and girls

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/staff/resources/enquirygrids/eg3/home.html

BBC resource on childhood in Greece

Source: bbc.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/growing_up_in_greece/

Game exploring a Greek house and the activities that took place in the rooms

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/dailylife/challenge/cha_set.html

Game based on education in Sparta

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/sparta/challenge/cha_set.html

Activities introducing Greek philosophy and medicine

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/knowledge/home_set.html

Interactive exploring evidence from pots for everyday life

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/dailylife/explore/exp_set.html

Plain black-glaze oil flask; 450 – 400 BC


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Coarseware cooking pot; 500 – 400 BC


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Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums to visit.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org/

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Source: bmag.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.bmag.org.uk/birmingham-museum

Great North Museum, Newcastle

Source: twmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/great-north-museum.html

Manchester Museum

Source: manchester.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/

World Museum, Liverpool

Source: liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/index.aspx

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Source: cam.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Source: glasgowlife.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/burrell-collection/Pages/default.aspx

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

An Athenian family