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Where did the Ancient Greeks mostly settle?

Near water

Why were Ancient Greek communities isolated from each other?

•roads were unsafe

•sharp rocks shatter wheels

•thick mud

Challenges to Greek farmers

Rocky land, low water, no rivers, and barely any flat land

How farmers met these challenges

Farmers built wide earth steps into the hills to create more flat land. Most farmers just raised their own foods

What was the primary reason why the Ancient Greeks started colonies?

The Ancient Greeks started colonies because they needed more farmland to raise enough crops to feed their people.

When did the Greeks establish colonies? And where were the colonies located?

The Greeks established colonies for over 300 years.

Why did some Ancient Greek settlements trade?

Most Greeks traded because they relied on trade to get their needed goods

What goods from the Greek mainland were traded? What goods did the Greeks get in exchange?

Olive oil and pottery were traded for grain, timber, and metal

Identify two or more challenges merchant ships faced

•No lighthouses helped the ships or the sailors to know what lays ahead

•ships had to travel by stars cause their were no compasses or maps

What is direct democracy?

Every citizen can vote on every issue

What is a representative democracy?

people vote for representative, who decides issues in their name

What is Monarchy?

A ruling power in which one person rules

What is Oligarchy?

A ruling in which a few people share power

What is Tyranny?

One person takes power by force

What is democracy?

All citizens share a power