Greece has many rugged mountain ranges, isolated valleys and scattered islands. Thus rather than a united civilization, poleis, or greek city-states developed. This meant each civilization found their own way to live and conduct themselves. Distance between city-states, clothing, trade, and democracy were amongst some of the many things that were influenced by the geography of Ancient Greece. The formation of city-states were a result of the mountains that cut through Greece. These city-states had very limited interaction with each other, which ultimately created rivalry amongst themselves. For example, the Peloponnesian-Delian War broke out between two, and eventually other city-states. Over 70% of Ancient Greece consisted of mountains. The soil was infertile and most crops could not be grown. The As a result, the Mediterranean Sea became a vital part of Ancient Greek life. The summer was warm and dry, making good conditions for growing grapes and olives. To make up for the crops they couldn’t grow, they sailed to places like Egypt to get what they needed. Fishermen could also catch fish, squid, and octopus for their meals. In addiction, most farmers raised animals that they later killed for food. Population in each city-state was not tremendous because there wasn’t a lot of surplus available to feed a larger population. There were many skilled sailors that traveled in the ocean trading olive oil, wine, and metals. Along with goods, traders brought
formation and focus. Also discuss how their geography impacted political structure, cultural development, achievements and technology, and religious beliefs.
River Valley Civilizations:
Mesopotamia: Tigris and Euphrates (Sidney)
Egypt: The Nile (June)
India: Indus (Sidney)
China: Chang and Huang He (June)
Mediterranean Civilizations: (Ania)
Throughout all of the civilizations of the ancient world, geography played a significant role in determining…
When walking through the streets of Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome you would find
some of the same aspects . You may also find some things that are very different between the
two. Ancient Rome and Greece are alike and different in many ways.While reading you may find
some information that you may not have known before about Ancient Greece and Rome. Some
of the similarities that observers notice is in the clothing that they wore. Some examples of the
clothing could be their tunics and togas…
Consuls Centuriate Assembly
Tribal Assembly Tribunes
Veto- Who had it? Praetors- How many?
Twelve Tables Citizenship- who had it?
Women? Times of emergency, who ruled?
“Real Power” Geography?
Punic Wars Hannibal? Scipio?
Tiberius & Gaius Gracchus? Civil War Period?
Shift from Republic to Empire? Describe Loyalty of soldier?
Julius Caesar Triumvirate
Ides of March Octavian?
the food, specifically the meat if it was not killed in the wild. The Greek god Dionysus, god of wine, supplied the Greeks with wine, and while the people drank, they felt they drank part of Dionysus himself. According the article “Food in Ancient Greece”, the majority of the food the Greeks ate was bread with olive oil served with wine. Cheese was expensive, but when the people could obtain it, they were very happy. (Food) Vegetables were an essential part of their meals (Gaifyllia) and the Greeks…
Ancient Cultures: Greece and Egypt
The ancient Egyptian and ancient Greek civilizations are two of the oldest known civilizations in our history. The Egyptians lived in the eastern part of North Africa, around 3000 BC and continued till the end of the Pharaoh rule in 31 BC (Grimal 27). On the other hand, the ancient Greek civilization is believed to have been in effect from 1100 BC till about 146 BC (Thomas 27). Due to differences in geography, both these civilizations had exposure…
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Greek: Geography played an important role in the development of Gee civilization. The mountains and the sea played especially significant roles in the development of Greek history. Much of Greece consists of small plains river valleys surrounded by high mountain ranges. The mountain isolated Greeks from one another, causing different Greek communities to develop their own ways of life. The sea also influenced the evolution of Greek society…
Geography has affected regions and civilizations in many ways. The Nile river in Egypt improved and helped the economy in to grow in several ways. Just as the mountains in ancient Greece took part in the growth of the economy and nation as well.
The Nile River had a huge impact on the rise of Ancient Egypt. The Nile River is located in Africa which flows from Egypt and through the Mediterranean sea. It was known to be the longest river in the world, resulting in constant flooding. Many people…
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The geography of ancient Greece, influenced the ancient Greeks by a great deal. Most of ancient Greece is a peninsula in southern Europe surrounded on the east by the Aegean Sea, on the west by the Ionian Sea, and the south by the Mediterranean Sea. Ancient Greece started in 750 B.C.E. and ended in 338 B.C.E. The mainland has many mountains, and there were many islands surrounding the mainland. The ancient Greeks lived throughout ancient Greeks, mostly on farms, and villages…
are still used in modern day society, art, architecture, philosophy, math, and science. All significant in their own way. Philosophy is the first achievement ancient Greeks made. A man named Socrates was considered one of the best philosophers in Greece. He believed that if you want to understand life, you must ask questions [doc.1].SOCRATES, the Greek philosopher and moralist, was born at Athens in year 469 B.C. He had the usual education of the Athenian citizen, which included readings in the…
thought to myself what makes my country different than other countries. But the second I started traveling and moved to the US is when I realized that every country is unique in its own way.
D. Preview Statement: Today, besides a brief History and Geography lesson, I would like to share three topics that stand out to me whenever I think about my home country, Macedonia. My first point will be about the deliciousness of Macedonian food. My second point will cover the aspect of Macedonian culture and…