The people of Athens were always more focused on the arts, learning and discovering new things. The second-oldest toy in the world was created in ancient Greece. It is now known as the yo-yo. It is only second to baby dolls. Ancient Greek culture also heavily influenced the Romans, who copied many things from the Greeks, including its mini gods and goddesses, Greek architecture, many aspects of the Greek language, and even how Greek people reclined when they ate. The Olympic Games first began in Athens, and the eternal Olympic flame is still located there in the original Colosseum, where the games were first played. Even the word “marathon” originated in

Ancient Greek architecture was often copied by other ancient civilizations, such as the Romans.

Chapter 1: Attica, Athens & the Islands


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