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Zoe K

Ancient Greece - 0 views

    Ancient Greece Facts and Information
Bridgitte F

Greek History - 0 views

  • According to archaeological and historical sources the story of Greece began deep in prehistory, and has continued to our days.
  • This brief history of Greece is compiled here as an introduction to web readers and to provide the historical background that’s needed to appreciate all the subjects of Ancient Greek civilization. It was no easy task to compress the history of Ancient Greece into a concise format that would be appropriate both for Online reading and as a precise overview of the subject.
  • From the 6th and until the 2nd century BCE the Agora as the heart of the government, as a public place of debate, as a place of worship, and as marketplace, played a central role in the development of the Athenian ideals, and provided a healthy environment where the unique Democratic political system took its first wobbly steps on earth.
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  • Delphi was inhabited since Mycenaean times (14th - 11th c. B.C.) by small settlements who were dedicated to the Mother Earth deity. The worship of Apollo as the god of light, harmony, and order was established between the 11th and 9th centuries. Slowly over the next five centuries the sanctuary grew in size and importance. During the 8th c. B.C. Delphi became internationally known for the Oracular powers of Pythia.
  • Dodona is an important ancient Greek oracle, second in fame only to Delphi. It is located in a strategic pass at the eastern slopes of the imposing Mt. Tomaros, close to the modern city of Ioannina in western Epiros. It was dedicated to Zeus and Dione, and the Greeks believed it to be the most ancient of oracles.
  • Archaeological evidence testifies to the island's habitation since the 7th millennium BC After the 5th millennium BC we find the first evidence of hand-made ceramic pottery which marks the beginning of the civilization Evans, the famed archaeologist who excavated Knossos, named "Minoan" after the legendary king Minos.
  • The sanctuary at Olympia (Ολυμπία) is positioned in a serene and fertile valley between the Alpheios and the Kladeos rivers in western Peloponnese, in Elis. It was the host of the Olympic games for a thousand years in antiquity.
Gail H

Greece Timeline - 0 views

    Ancient Greece Timeline, really useful and summarized overview of Ancient Greece.
Jack M

Greece country profile - Overview - BBC News - 0 views

  • in its literature, art, philosophy and politics.
  • mainland with over 1,400 islands,
  • The global financial crisis of the late 2000s hit Greece particularly hard, as the legacy of high public spending and widespread tax evasion combined with the credit crunch and the resulting recession to leave the country with a crippling debt burden.
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  • Relations warmed after both countries suffered earthquakes in 1999 and offered each other practical help.
  • Athens stepped into the global spotlight when the Olympic Games returned home in 2004. The games were hailed as a success, despite widely publicised fears that the infrastructure would not be complete in time.
Viet N

Ancient Greece - Geography - The British Museum - 0 views

    Describes Greece geography.
    The geography of Ancient Greece.
    Greek geography has many features
Zoe K

Ancient Greece - Ancient History - - 2 views

  • Greece refers to the time three centuries before the classical age, between 800 B.C. and 500 B.C.
  • Archaic Greece saw advances in art, poetry and technology, but most of all it was the age in which the polis, or city-state, was invented.
  • They developed governments and organized their citizens according to some sort of constitution or set of laws.
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  • (For example, they refused to let ordinary people serve on councils or assemblies.
  • They all had economies that were based on agriculture, not trade
  • These people monopolized political power.
  • The colonial migrations of the Archaic period had an important effect on its art and literature
  • They also monopolized the best farmland, and some even claimed to be descended from the gods. Because “the poor with their wives and children were enslaved to the rich and had no political rights,”
  • Land was the most important source of wealth in the city-states;
  • As time passed and their populations grew, many of these agricultural city-states began to produce consumer goods such as pottery, cloth, wine and metalwork.
  • These leaders were known as tyrants.
  • And every one of these city-states (known as poleis) was said to be protected by a particular god or goddess, to whom the citizens of the polis owed a great deal of reverence, respect and sacrifice.
  • a relatively sophisticated period in world history.
  • The polis became the defining feature of Greek political life for hundreds of years.
  • During the so-called “Greek Dark Ages” before the Archaic period, people lived scattered throughout Greece in small farming villages. As they grew larger, these villages began to evolve. Some built walls.
  • Between 750 B.C. and 600 B.C., Greek colonies sprang up from the Mediterranean to Asia Minor, from North Africa to the coast of the Black Sea. By the end of the seventh century B.C., there were more than 1,500 colonial poleis.
  • Each of these poleis was an independent city-state. In this way, the colonies of the Archaic period were different from other colonies we are familiar with: The people who lived there were not ruled by or bound to the city-states from which they came. The new poleis were self-governing and self-sufficient.
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      The oligarchs' power was greater than anyone else's.
    facts about ancient greece
Garth Holman

World History Chapter 8 "Ancient Greece" 2000 - 500 BC Section 1 "Geography a... - 3 views

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      Note how far the Greek people traveled and created colonies.  How did they do this?  What did they need to do this? 
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      Democracy: What does it mean?  What is  Aristocrats?   What is a tyrant?   What is an Oligarchy? 
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      Who is Draco?  What did he do?  What do you think it means when we say today draconian Laws?  
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      What was the Athenian Assembly?  Who were citizens of Athens?  
    Greece and democracy
Garth Holman

Ancient Greek Environment - Ancient Greece for Kids! - 1 views

  • The combination of good sailing and lousy farming tends to make Greeks try to get a living from the sea.
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      How did these people make a living from the sea?  
  • There are several active volcanoes, and earthquakes are also very common. There is a nervous feeling that there could be a natural disaster at any time. This got the Greeks interested in a particular kind of religion which we call oracles. Oracles are the gods speaking to people, often in the form of minor earthquakes, and the gods tell the people what is going to happen in the future.
  • There used to be quite a lot of trees on the hillsides of Greece, but people cut most of them down, and now the hills of Greece are mostly bare, or have little bushes on them.
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  • The soil is not very good for growing things, there are a lot of mountains that make it hard to walk from one place to another, and there is never enough fresh water.
  • what Greece does have is a lot of coastline
  • No part of Greece is more than about forty miles from the sea: a couple of days walking
  • in Greece, they were sailors
  • Greeks have always spent a lot of time sailing on the ocean.
Yingying G

Alexander the Great | Megas Alexandros, Μέγας Αλέξανδρος, Alexander Iii Of Ma... - 1 views

    Who was Alexander the great?
liat s

The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? - Crash Course World History #22 - YouTube - 0 views

    Explains a little bit about the Renaissance
jemiah r

The Impact of Ancient Greece on the Modern World - MindMeister Mind Map - 3 views

    Visual web of enduring impacts of Ancient Greece
Mirabelle W

Greek Religion - 2 views

  • They worshipped many gods whom they believed appeared in human form and yet were endowed with superhuman strength and ageless beauty
  • Heracles and Hebe's wedding in the presence of the gods on Mt. Olympus.
    Ancient Greek Religion
kmiao k

Ancient Greek Inventions and Technology - Zapd - 1 views

  • There is conflict on who invented it but it is known that the ancient Greeks did in fact use it to measure distance.
  • The ancient Greeks discovered and used central heating in their more important temples. Flues (the small square holes seen in the picture) were put around the temple and circulated warm air from a fire somewhere else in the temple. After the fall of Ancient Greece central heating was mostly forgotten but was rediscovered in the industrial revolution.
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      Surprisingly the greeks invented a lot of things that we use today
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    • kmiao k
      Have you ever see the crane used today? 
  • An Ancient Greek crane, one of many major inventions.
    Ancient Greek Technology
ycarmi y

Attributed to the Berlin Painter: Amphora (56.171.38) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art Histo... - 2 views

    Ancient greek art. A red-figure amphora
ycarmi y

British Museum - Tools and technology - 1 views

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      This means they must have built great buildings like the Parthenon with simple tools
  • pottery, weaving, shoe-making, jewellery-making, woodworking and metalworking.
  • skill in using simple tools such as the saw, drill, chisel and hammer
Priyanka s

greeksgeeks - Ancient Greece Tools and Technology - 2 views

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      The crane was a tool used to lift items.
    • kmiao k
      Ancient Greek have a lot of interest tools. 
    Ancient Greece tools and technology. 
    "The use of water power was invented by the Greeks: The earliest mention of a water mill in history occurs in Philo's Pneumatics. "
ycarmi y

The Baldwin Project: Famous Men of Greece by John H. Haaren and A. B. Poland - 1 views

  • they often quarreled with one another and were not united against Macedonia
  • another hundred years.
  • the Romans invaded the country
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  • Macedonians were defeated
  • Macedonia was made part of the Roman Empire and men were sent from Rome to rule it
  • A hundred and fifty thousand of its inhabitants were sold into slavery and the state was made a Roman province.
  • the other states of Greece still continued fighting with one another
  • a Roman army was sent against them
  • the Greeks were completely defeated
  • Athens, Thebes, Sparta and the other Greek states became, like Macedonia, parts of the Empire of Rome.
  • Greece passed, in the Middle Ages, under the rule of Turkey
  • about seventy-five years ago that she revolted from Turkey and became once more an independent country
  • is still teaching the world
    An article talking about the fall of ancient Greece.
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