Geography &
Early People
of Greece
Geography
 Mountains

¾ of Greek mainland
 protected and isolated
 limited contact between
communities
 effect: Greece...
Geography


Natural harbors
 no place more than 50
miles from the coast
 effect: many make living
from the seas
Geography
Limited arable land
 effect: some farming, but
Greeks will look for more
land
 Mild climate
 effect: people s...
Economic
Development
 Commerce

and the
spread of Hellenic
culture
 Shift from barter to
money economy (coins)
Political
Development
 Greek

cities were designed
to promote civic and
commercial life
 Colonization was prompted
by ov...
Minoans
lived on Crete, traded in
Mediterranean region
 known for labyrinth
palace at Knossos
 frescoes show scenes of
M...
Minoan fresco
Minoan fresco
Minoan fresco
Mycenaeans


Indo-Europeans from
central Asia
 intermarried w/ native
Hellenes on mainland
Greece
 set up kingdoms arou...
Mycenaeans
adopted Minoan customs
 said to have fought in
legendary Trojan War
 Heinrich Schliemann –
German archaeologi...
Trojan Horse
Dorians
invaded Greece from
the north
 Mycenaeans weakened
by infighting
 Dorians easily won using
iron weapons

Dorians
Dorian period known as
a “dark age”
 refugees fled to Ionia
(west coast of Asia Minor)
 Ionians gradually come
b...
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  1. 1. Geography & Early People of Greece
  2. 2. Geography  Mountains ¾ of Greek mainland  protected and isolated  limited contact between communities  effect: Greece never unites w/ one govt so it helped and hindered the development of city-states 
  3. 3. Geography  Natural harbors  no place more than 50 miles from the coast  effect: many make living from the seas
  4. 4. Geography Limited arable land  effect: some farming, but Greeks will look for more land  Mild climate  effect: people spend time outside and socialize 
  5. 5. Economic Development  Commerce and the spread of Hellenic culture  Shift from barter to money economy (coins)
  6. 6. Political Development  Greek cities were designed to promote civic and commercial life  Colonization was prompted by overpopulation and the search for arable land
  7. 7. Minoans lived on Crete, traded in Mediterranean region  known for labyrinth palace at Knossos  frescoes show scenes of Minoan life and religion 
  8. 8. Minoan fresco
  9. 9. Minoan fresco
  10. 10. Minoan fresco
  11. 11. Mycenaeans  Indo-Europeans from central Asia  intermarried w/ native Hellenes on mainland Greece  set up kingdoms around hilltop fortresses
  12. 12. Mycenaeans adopted Minoan customs  said to have fought in legendary Trojan War  Heinrich Schliemann – German archaeologist who discovered Troy 
  13. 13. Trojan Horse
  14. 14. Dorians invaded Greece from the north  Mycenaeans weakened by infighting  Dorians easily won using iron weapons 
  15. 15. Dorians Dorian period known as a “dark age”  refugees fled to Ionia (west coast of Asia Minor)  Ionians gradually come back, reintroduce culture 
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