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Title: Ancient Greece


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Ancient Greece
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Geography
  • Greece is a peninsula about the size of Louisiana
    in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • It was very close to Egypt and the Persian empire
    (including Turkey) and Rome.

3
Greek Geography
  • Greece is very mountainous
  • Greek communities often times developed
    independently (separate)
  • They fought each other a lot.

4
Greek Geography
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Greek Geography
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Observations? Travel?
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City-State / Polis
  • A city-state is an independent city with its own
    government and laws that is ruled by one ruler
    (but it can be in the same civilization).
  • What would cause Greek Polis (city-states) to
    develop so differently from one and other?

9
The Earliest Greeks
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The Minoans 3000 BC-1500 BC
  • Lived on Crete
  • capital - Knossos
  • First people in Greece

11
About Minoans
  • Great ship builders and traders
  • Written language
  • Art
  • Palaces
  • Running water
  • Influenced the Myceneans

12
Myceneans 2700 BC-1100 BC
  • From central Asia
  • Invaded Greece 1900 BC
  • First Greek kings

13
Myceneans
  • Great warriors
  • Fought with stone
  • Traded with Minoans
  • Known as the Heroic Age
  • Trojan War

14
The Dark Ages 1100 BC-800 BC
  • Mycenaean collapsed
  • Trade Slowed
  • Poverty
  • Lost language and culture
  • Written records stopped

15
The Dorians1100 BC-800 BC
  • Came from North of Greece
  • Iron weapons
  • No written language
  • Little culture
  • Storytelling

16
Storytelling1100 BC-800 BC
  • Went from town to town - job
  • Same stories same language same history/religion
  • United Greek language

17
Effects of Dark Ages
  • City-States
  • Common spoken language
  • Fables, legends, myths, religion
  • Metal tools

18
Early Greeks Comprehension
  • How were the Myceneans and Minoans similar, why?
  • How were they different?
  • ( Hint think government, daily life, location,
    jobs, etc.)

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Myth
http//greece.mrdonn.org/theseus.html
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