Greek Civilization Essay

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* How did the Geography of the Greek Peninsula Affect the Development of Greek Civilization? * Balkan Peninsula: Land that is Surrounded by Water on 3 Sides * Topography: * Mountainous * Farming (Very Difficult) [Hard Work] * Mediterranean Climate: * Easier to Live * Moderate * Trade: * Product * Money * Culture * Ideas * Area: * Naturally Divided (Politically – City States) * Natural Protection: * Healthy Diet: * Feta Cheese * Goat Cheese * Oil * Grapes * Limited Vegetables * Little Meat * Lots of Fish * Sea: * 2 Peninsula (Islands) * Ports * Trading * Products * Money * Culture * Ideas * What were Two Greek Civilizations? * Minoans: * Monarchy (Dictatorship) & Writing System * Settled in Crete * Capital of Crete was Knossos * Civilization from 2000 BCE-1400 BCE * King Minos: * Had a Minotaur in his Labyrinth * Mycenaean’s: * Monarchy (Dictatorship) * Settled in Greek Peninsula * Capital was Mycenae * Thick Walls Surrounded the City * Hints that they were very into War * Civilization from 2000 BCE-1200 BCE * What Happened to the Minoans? * Theory 1: * Volcano & Tsunami Destroyed Them * Theory 2: * Were Attacked by Mycenaean’s & Were Destroyed * Who came after the Minoans & Mycenaean’s? * Dorian’s: * Settled in Greek Peninsula after Mycenaean’s * No Writing * No Trading * Pottery (Lesser Quality) * Iron (Fighting) * Civilization from 1150 BCE to 750 BCE * Homer: * Bard (Poem Reader) * Epic Poem * Was Blind * 2 Most Important Books *

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