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Title: Classical Civilizations


1
Classical Civilizations
  • Ancient Greece

2
Geography of Ancient Greece
  • Greece is a mountainous peninsula where only ¼ of
    the land is farmable.
  • Mountains made communication hard and most Greek
    city-states remained independent.
  • War often resulted when that independence was
    threatened.

3
Civilizations of Ancient Greece
  • Minoans (2000-1400 BC)
  • -lived on island of Crete
  • -great traders -capital at Knossus
  • -painted frescoes -worshipped bull and mother
    goddess
  • -invaded by mainland Greeks

4
Minoan Frescoes website
5
Civilizations of Ancient Greece
  • Mycenaeans or Achaeans ( )
  • -from northern peninsula, but eventually
    controlled all the way to Southern Greece
  • -controlled Knossus by 1400
  • -rich from war/trade
  • -built on Minoan civilization with writing, and
    pottery/jewelry design

6
Civilizations of Ancient Greece
  • Dorians (1100-750 BC)
  • -conquered Achaeans with iron weapons
  • -plundered cities
  • -forgot artistic skills/writing
  • -many Greeks fled to Asia Minor
  • -known as the Dark Age

7
Trojan War (1250 BC)
  • Achaeans attacked Troy (city that controlled
    trade routes between Aegean Sea and Black Sea).
  • Achaeans eventually won.
  • Homer wrote Illiad and Odyssey about the war.

8
Trojan War Map
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