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Ancient Greece

Intro to Ancient Greece and key terms
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Katie Hall

on 2 February 2016

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Transcript of Ancient Greece

Mesopotamia
The Fertile Crescent
World Civilizations
Egypt
the Nile River Valley
India
the Indus River Valley
China
the Yellow River
Greece
How is Greece geographically different from the other civilizations we've studied?
Greece is made up of rocky land and islands. It is also almost completely surrounded by water.
Geographically, Greece is one large PENINSULA and a bunch of smaller ISLANDS.
Where do you think most people in Ancient Greece lived? Why?
Along the coast.
Do you think trade was a big part of Ancient Greece? Why or Why not?
Yes, because their location near the coast allowed for sea travel and trade.
How has geography influenced the economy of Ancient Greece?
isolated cultures- lack of resources lead to trade

trading- unique geography allowed them to trade their natural resources for other goods
How has geography influenced the economy of Ancient Greece?
sailing- helped in trade, exploration; some city-states became weathly building ships

sea food- staple food
Key Terms
City-State
Independent areas of Greece organized into cities.
Acropolis
Hilltop fortress where Greek men would meet and discuss politics, religion and gossip. Found in the center of each city-state.
Democracy
Government in which all citizens participate directly.
Philospoher
Greek Drama
The ancient Greeks invented two types of plays.
Tragedies
always had a sad ending and
comedies
that poked fun at real people and events.
Alexander the Great
a Macedonian king who conquered Greece, Egypt and Persia
agora
an open market place where people gathered to shop and for daily social activities
epic
a story about a hero or about exciting events or adventures
a Greek thinker or a person who studies Philosophy, a Greek word, meaning “love of wisdom.” Some examples include Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
mythology
the stories of the greek gods and goddesses
oracle
A person whom the greeks believed was the voice of the gods. The most famous was the oracle at Delphi.
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