Classical
Civilization
sEarly Civilizations in the
Aegean
- It isa mountainouspeninsulathatjuts intothe Eastern
MediterraneanSea.
- It issurroundedby the ff. Seas:
1. IonianSea – W...
- Greece is a peninsula, which means that it is
surrounded onthree sidesby water.
- In the ancient world that grew up arou...
• It is thelargestand the most important
island.
GULF OFCORINTH
- It almostdividedthe country into two.
CRETE
The cities in Greece were thriving. The soil was
mostly fertile. The Greeks had a wealth of
seafood, fresh fish, a wealth ...
- Early Greeks were herders
and farmers.
-Olive trees and grapevines grew intheir land.
- But as the population increase, ...
-The mountains limited the
transportationand communication
and madethe country difficultto
unite. As a result,the Greekswe...
Minoan
Civilization
Minoan Civilization
- It was flourished in Crete.
- It was named after MINOS, a legendary
Cretan King.
-Minoans are great trading power in the
Eastern Mediterranean.
-The Minoans exchanged olive oil, honey,
and wine for gold,...
-Minoans are great trading power in the
Eastern Mediterranean.
-The Minoans exchanged olive oil, honey,
and wine for gold,...
-A king ruled the prosperous cities of Crete from
his palace-city at Knossos.
Sir Arthur Evans – A british archaeologist w...
- Minoan religious belief centered on the
worship of the bull and a mother goddess.
Reasons for its end
-It grew weak
-Crete was invaded by people from the Greek
mainland.
-Knossos himself was destroyed may...
Now,let’s moveon to Hector’s Report..
Achean Civilizations
Early civilization in the Aegean
• Around 1250 B.C.E The
Achaeans banded together
under the leadership of the
king of Mycenae to attack
Troy, a rival power...
• Historians first learned about
the Trojan war from the Iliad
and the Odyssey, composed
by a blind Greek poet,
Homer, His...
• Iliad, was made to believe
that Hommers poem was
more than great literature. It
had some facts.
• Shortly after the fall of Troy,
Achaeans civilization suffered a
disastrous blow when Dorians
invaded Greece. The invade...
Achaean
Civilizatio
n
• About 2000 B.CE., the Achaeans an Indio-European people,
invaded the Greek peninsula from the north. As the acheans
push...
• By 1400 B.C.E. Aegean and probably Knossos where
under Achaean control .They built strong fortress cities
on the mainlan...
• The Achaean built on the achievement on Minoan
civilization. Artisan at Mycenae reproduced Minoan designs
on jewelry, po...
Now let’smove on to Kunal’s Report..
CLICK HERE!
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  1. 1. Classical Civilization sEarly Civilizations in the Aegean
  2. 2. - It isa mountainouspeninsulathatjuts intothe Eastern MediterraneanSea. - It issurroundedby the ff. Seas: 1. IonianSea – West 2. Aegean Sea – West & East 3. Mediterranean- South Geography of Greece
  3. 3. - Greece is a peninsula, which means that it is surrounded onthree sidesby water. - In the ancient world that grew up around the Mediterranean Sea, the Greeks became known as great sailors. They sailed about the Mediterranean, setting up coloniesandoutposts. Geography of Greece
  4. 4. • It is thelargestand the most important island. GULF OFCORINTH - It almostdividedthe country into two. CRETE
  5. 5. The cities in Greece were thriving. The soil was mostly fertile. The Greeks had a wealth of seafood, fresh fish, a wealth of vegetables, and fresh drinking water. The Greeks were very happy withtheirland. Greece has a rugged terrainand only a quarter can be farmed.
  6. 6. - Early Greeks were herders and farmers. -Olive trees and grapevines grew intheir land. - But as the population increase, the limited amount of land forced many Greeks to turn to FISHINGandTRADING.
  7. 7. -The mountains limited the transportationand communication and madethe country difficultto unite. As a result,the Greekswere frequentlyat war with one another.
  8. 8. Minoan Civilization
  9. 9. Minoan Civilization - It was flourished in Crete. - It was named after MINOS, a legendary Cretan King.
  10. 10. -Minoans are great trading power in the Eastern Mediterranean. -The Minoans exchanged olive oil, honey, and wine for gold, precious stones, grain, and linen.
  11. 11. -Minoans are great trading power in the Eastern Mediterranean. -The Minoans exchanged olive oil, honey, and wine for gold, precious stones, grain, and linen.
  12. 12. -A king ruled the prosperous cities of Crete from his palace-city at Knossos. Sir Arthur Evans – A british archaeologist who excavated the site of the place in 1898, he discoveredthat thepalace has 800 rooms.
  13. 13. - Minoan religious belief centered on the worship of the bull and a mother goddess.
  14. 14. Reasons for its end -It grew weak -Crete was invaded by people from the Greek mainland. -Knossos himself was destroyed maybe by an earthquake orvolcanic eruption.
  15. 15. Now,let’s moveon to Hector’s Report.. Achean Civilizations
  16. 16. Early civilization in the Aegean
  17. 17. • Around 1250 B.C.E The Achaeans banded together under the leadership of the king of Mycenae to attack Troy, a rival power. Troy then controlled trade routes between the Aegean and the black sea. After a long
  18. 18. • Historians first learned about the Trojan war from the Iliad and the Odyssey, composed by a blind Greek poet, Homer, Historians Considered the poems as fiction however after the excavation at troy Schliemann who is a
  19. 19. • Iliad, was made to believe that Hommers poem was more than great literature. It had some facts.
  20. 20. • Shortly after the fall of Troy, Achaeans civilization suffered a disastrous blow when Dorians invaded Greece. The invaders had a military advantage because they possessed a iron weapons. The invaders plundered the rich cities of Peloponnesus and disrupted trade. Achaeans never recovered from this blow. The glory of Achaeans civilization vanished. Artistic skills
  21. 21. Achaean Civilizatio n
  22. 22. • About 2000 B.CE., the Achaeans an Indio-European people, invaded the Greek peninsula from the north. As the acheans pushed farther souththey intermarried withthelocal people.
  23. 23. • By 1400 B.C.E. Aegean and probably Knossos where under Achaean control .They built strong fortress cities on the mainland,each rule by a warrior king .
  24. 24. • The Achaean built on the achievement on Minoan civilization. Artisan at Mycenae reproduced Minoan designs on jewelry, pottery, and tools. The Achaeans also learned writingfrom the Minoans.
  25. 25. Now let’smove on to Kunal’s Report.. CLICK HERE!

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