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Ancient Greece

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GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION




The Ancient Greek civilization was located on today’s Greek land, Ionian Islands, Asia Minor, South Italy, and Sicily.   It is surrounded by mountains and in the north by water.   The Ionian and the Aegean seas, together with natural islands and bays, gave the Greeks the opportunety to develop their maritime commerce and their rich culture.   The mountains, which surrounded Greece, gave us the picture of its political character.


                                 


From early times, the Greeks lived in independet settlements, and they were isolated from one another.   Later, this settelments grew up into “poles” or city-states.  


The Mediteranien Sea moderates Greeks climate ­ cooling air in summer and warmth in winter period.   Summers are generaly hot and dry, and winters are mild and rainy in costal regions. In mountain region winters are stronger.








GREEK’S HISTORY





The Greek civilization has made great contributions in many areas to western society.   Greeks scientists made revolutionary discoveries in medicine, mathematics, physics and astronomy.   They also developed the expression of individuality.   Those are only some reasons why the Greek civilization was and still is one of the most important civilizations in the world.






TIME PERIODS






1.   PROTOGEOMETRIC STYLE   (1100-900 BC)


The protogeometric period is time of economic and cultural depression.   The depths of this depression occurred from circa 1100 to 1050 BC. This period is also known as the Sub ­ Mycenean period on the Greek mainland, and Minoan period on the island of Crete.   Contribution made by the Minoan and Mycenean Empire to the creation of the Greek civilization, helped them to develop their own Empire.   The use of iron and the cremation of the dead became the greatest progress in Greek civilization.   The urns for the ashes...

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