A Day in the Life of an Ancient Athenian

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To learn more about life in ancient Greece, viewers spend a day with Athenians Archias and his wife, Dexileia. Viewers learn about Archias's household and observe the roles of his wife, his children and their tutors, and his slaves. Then they off to the market where they observe democracy in action.

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  • Use the video to introduce a study of ancient Greece
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  • The video is designed as an introduction to ancient Greek culture rather than an in-depth exploration
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