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what was the landform like in ancient greece?
rugged, mountainous, no great rivers
where is greece located?
on the southeastern corner of europe, southeastern tip of Balkan Penninsula, near the Aegean sea
what seas surround greece on three sides?
to the east, the Aegean sea, the west, the Ionian sea, south, Meditteranean sea
what does the Mediterranean sea seperate greece from?
asia, north africa, and the western part of europe
what did greeces coast lines have?
excellent harbors
greeks were very great what at sea?
they were very great sailors and traders
what kind of crops did the greeks grow?
they grew grapes, olives, and barley
what divided the eople of greece?
mountains
what was the climate like in greece?
it was very pleasant
what is an agora?
an outdoor marketpace
what did greeks do in agoras?
they watchd outdoor plays, or theaters, political meetings, religous celebrations, and sports contest
who were the Minoan?
minoan people lived on the island of Crete, in the Mediterranean sea, by 2500 B.C., they had their own written language, they could weave cloth, make pottery and jewelry
what did the Minoan control?
they controlled trade
in 1600 B.C., what did the Minoans have?
they had power, and they protected the kingdom
who were the Mycenae?
they were a powerful and well defended civilization in the eastern Mediterranean, they were very good at taking plunder, or stolen good during war
what did greeks do in agoras?
they watchd outdoor plays, or theaters, political meetings, religous celebrations, and sports contest
who were the Minoan?
minoan people lived on the island of Crete, in the Mediterranean sea, by 2500 B.C., they had their own written language, they could weave cloth, make pottery and jewelry
what did the Minoan control?
they controlled trade
in 1600 B.C., what did the Minoans have?
they had power, and they protected the kingdom
who were the Mycenae?
they were a powerful and well defended civilization in the eastern Mediterranean, they were very good at taking plunder, or stolen good during war
how are myths passed down?
they are passed down by word of mouth
where were the gods thought to live?
on top of mount olympus
where is mount olympus?
in northern greece
what does immortal mean?
it means being able to live forever
who was king of the gods?
Zeus was king of the gods
what is aristocracy?
arisocracy is a type of goverment that is controlled by rich people
when did democracy begin?
about 500 B.C.