636884Ancient Greek Geography

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Ancient Greece Geography: 

Ancient Greece Geography

How has the geography of Minnesota impacted your lives?: 

How has the geography of Minnesota impacted your lives? Driving Vacation School Clothing Recreation Geography had the same impacts on Ancient Greeks

Climate of Ancient Greece: 

Climate of Ancient Greece Greece has a Mediterranean climate Winters are mild and wet allows for limited farming grapes and olives Summers are warm and dry leads to drought grapes and olives are one of the few plants that can survive the summer droughts November Greece receives 2.2 inches of precipitation Average temperature is a balmy 64 degrees Minnesota receives 1.29 inches of precipitation Average temperature is a chilly 29 degrees How is this different from Minnesota?

Physical Geography: 

Physical Geography Greece is very mountainous 75% of Greece is covered by mountains Difficult to farm Surrounded by seas Greece is located on the Balkan Peninsula Made trade easier Could get what they could not grow Also brought ideas back with them

Ancient Greek Culture: 

Ancient Greek Culture Cut off by mountains and the seas Isolated Led to the formation of city-states Limited interaction and unity of Ancient Greece Created fierce rivalries Sea became a vital link Hundreds of bays to provide safe harbor for ships Skilled sailors Traded olive oil, wine, and marble Returned with grains, metals, and ideas Adapted the Phoenician alphabet Became basis for all Western alphabets

Ancient Greek Culture: 

Ancient Greek Culture What did the Greeks do? They were isolated They had nice weather They had fierce rivalries What Ancient Greeks did Went to war Peloponnesian, Trojan, and Persian Wars Developed great thinkers Homer, Socrates, Plato Herodotus- Father of history Archimedes- Archimedes Screw Built temples to the gods and goddesses

Ancient Greek Culture: 

Ancient Greek Culture Wrote poetry and drama Tragedy Sophocles Euripides Comedies Aristophanes Performed outside with little or no scenery Stadium seating

How did the Geography of Greece impact Ancient Greeks?: 

How did the Geography of Greece impact Ancient Greeks? Created Great thinkers Great architecture Skilled traders War mongers Technology

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