Guided Notes: Geography of Ancient Greece
Geography of Ancient Greece
Different than other civilizations we have studied
-Civilizations we have already studied depended on this
*** Major River
Greece is different: No Major river
Located at the __southeast corner _ of _Europe ____
Ancient Greece is tied to the sea, which means what?
________They depend on it____________________________________
-Long coastline with many bays and inlets
*Result: great harbor
-Being so close to the sea
*Result: become expert sailors
-Most people lived where? ___Near the coast______________________
*Why? ____good farm land_____________________________________
--things they grew:
Mountains_____ divided Greece into many different _regions____.
Although all the people of Greece spoke the same language and had the same religion, it was very hard to __unify_______ Ancient Greece.
--_Mountains_ physically _seperated______ the people.
*Result: hard to travel to other regions
*Result: cities had own way of doing things
Way of Life
Climate of Greece: _pleasant
*Rains during __winter months___
*Hot, dry during _summer months_________
--Outdoor way of life—
- watched plays
Two Early Greek Civilizations
_Crete___: Island in the Mediterranean Sea
Home of the first Greek civilization: _Minoan Civilization____________
- written language
- weave cloth
-make pottery and jewelry
Acquired Wealth by: _Trade_____
Famous for having _Bull Jumping__ shows.
Eventually became _weak_____, but nobody knows why.
_Mycenea__ took control after the Minoan Civilization fell.
-Most _Powerful_ Greek __city___-__state__.
-Could _defend__ itself against any attack.
How? _20 foot thick walls surround city
Major action of the Mycenaens? ___pillage and plunder_____________