Ancient Greek Civilization – Ancient Greece There are four (4) basic aspects to Greek Civilization that we will study, just as with all the other ancient

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Ancient Greek Civilization Ancient GreeceThere are four (4) basic aspects to Greek Civilization that we will study, just as with all the other ancient civilizations we have studied.Geography and the impact of geography on the development on Greek civilization Economy what was the economy of the ancient Greek civilization?Society: What was the structure of Ancient Greek society?Government What form or forms of government could be found in Ancient Greece?

Impact of Geography on the establishment of Greek CivilizationJagged, uneven coastline. Many excellent natural harborsMountainous terrain separates settlements. Grow up as independent city-statesEarliest Greek Civilization began on Island of Crete The MinoansBased upon this geographical factor, what kind of economy do you think would develop? A MARITIME ECONOMY one built on trading by sea

Palace at Knossos: Island of Crete built 3500 years agoMulti level dwellingsYou cant see it but, indoor plumbingSome Minoan innovations were not seen again in Europe for almost 2000 years.From their paintings and their frescos (wall paintings on plaster) we have learned things about Minoan life and society and about what seems to be one for their favorite sports

Bull Jumping

Im a Minoan Snake Goddess. What things can you tell about Minoan civilization from this artifact?Polytheistic: Believed in many gods.

Advanced civilization: Intricate workmanship in the artifact.

A sample of Minoan writing. Its called Linear AIt has never been translated.We have studied another early civilization whose writings have never been translated. Which one?The Harrapans of the Indus River Valley.

.and what happened to the Harrapans and their civilization?It vanished suddenly without a trace and remained undiscovered for 2,000 yearsSo, what do you think happened to the Minoans and their beautiful palaces?

There are some who believe that the Minoan civilization was destroyed by a tidal wave or by a volcanic eruption or an earthquake and that it sank into the sea.Legends persist to this day about the Lost City of Atlantis a fabulous advanced, but ancient, civilization that sank into the sea.

A new civilization grew up on the peninsula that is mainland Greece the Peloponnesian Peninsula ANCIENT GREECE

Its contributions to subsequent civilizations are incalculable PhilosophyPoliticsDemocracyTyrannyOlympicsDramaTragedyComedyEpic PoetryGeometryTrigonometry

PhilosophyPoliticsDemocracyTyrannyOlympicsDramaTragedyComedyEpic PoetryGeometryTrigonometry