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Houses in Ancient Greece


Men and women lived in different parts of the house. Women had the back and upstairs part.  

Most houses in Ancient Greek towns were built from stone or clay. The roofs were covered with tiles, or reeds, and the houses had one or two storeys. The floors of the rooms were tiled to keep them cool, although in winter fires in metal baskets were sometimes needed.

Larger homes had a kitchen, a room for bathing, a men's dining room, and sometimes a woman's sitting area.

The houses were planned around a courtyard, and had high walls and a strong gate.  Much of ancient Greek family life centered around the courtyard.


Find out more about The Greek House


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