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Pig Pigs were easy for farmers to keep because they ate almost anything, and could be fed on acorns and beech nuts in fall. This meant that even the poorest Greek farmers could keep pigs. Pork was eaten more often than any other meat. As well as pork sausages, the Greeks also ate blood sausages made from pigs' blood. The animals were smaller and hairier than the pigs we see today. grapes > After olives, grapes were the second most important crop for the Greeks, due to the huge popularity of wine.
Here he plucks a kithara, a large lyre with a hollow body made from wood or ivory. It was said to have been invented by Apollo, god of music. the muses > Our word "music" comes from the Greek word mousike—the art of the muses. The muses were the goddesses who inspired all musicians and poets. The nine muses—Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania—were thought to live on Mount Olympus, singing continually in sweet harmonious voices, to the delight of the other gods.
In Homer’s time, the oracles were interpreted by priests known as selloi, who slept beneath the tree and never washed their feet. A younger oak tree now grows where the ancient one stood. < questions for THE god People in Dodona wrote down the question they wished to ask Zeus on lead tablets. Many have been found here and at the site of other oracles. They illustrate the sort of problems that made people travel far to consult a god. ” oracles < THE DELPHIC ORACLE The oracle with the greatest prestige was that of Apollo in Delphi.
Ancient Greece by Peter Chrisp