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  1. Ancient Greece Geography

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

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

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