During the first half of the 6th century BC,
the Greeks from Focea (Asian coast)
founded a settlement near the sea
(Paleápolis), and later created a new
town not so near the sea (Neápolis) which
was called Emporion.
The influence from the Greeks was vital
for the creation of the Iberian culture.
Where ? Why ? Answers
When did they come?
The Greeks came to the Iberian coast in the 7th century BC.
Why did they come?
The Population was growing. There was no room for everybody
The farmers came because of their poverty and their fear of
They also came because of the lack of fertile land.
Because people knew where they were going because they had
been here before looking for metals.
What did they teach us ?
What kind of relationship did the
Greeks have with the Iberian
It was a commercial relationship,
and they got on well with one
What did we learn from them?
New commercial techniques
Grape groing and wine and oil
The introduction of the common
currency and scripture
Lots of words, for example…