Geography and Economy

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  • Soil in Greece was largely clay based – made growing things very difficult. Trade became a very important part of Greek society as a result
  • Students write down main resources from various areas. Insert silver mine at Laurium
  • Geography and Economy

    1. 1. Geography and Economy <ul><li>Lesson objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>To describe the Geography of ancient Greece. </li></ul><ul><li>To explain the six categories and functions of Old Comedy. </li></ul>
    2. 2. Colonisation <ul><li>776 BC was the first date of the Olympic Games. Following this period there was a massive increase in Panhellenic sanctuaries. This led to the development of literacy and an interest in the outside world. The period between 750 and 550 BC saw as many as 200 Greek colonies established in Europe. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Colonisation <ul><li>Another important reason for colonization was a lack of opportunity at home. Some leaders of the colonies were sons of aristocratic families whose share of inherited land was insufficient to support them in style. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Locations and Geography
    5. 5. Locations and Geography
    6. 6. Commodities and agriculture <ul><li>Greece had some major problems which hindered their developing economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Soil quality was generally bad although there were some better deposits in the lower valleys and plains. Wheat and Barley were grown as a staple diet. Grain was eaten as porridge, bread and barley cake. </li></ul><ul><li>Olives were also eaten yet they were more commonly used for the oil. Grapes were also used to make wine but also dried and converted into raisins and currants which stored well. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Trade routes

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