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  • 1.  Antonio Rodrigo Muñoz. I.E.S. Llanes, Sevilla
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  • 3. The Geography of Ancient Greece
    • Greece is located on the Balkan Peninsula in southern Europe.
    • Seas: The Aegean to the east between Greece and Turkey. The Mediterranean Sea to the south. The Ionian Sea to the west
    • 2000 islands surround Greece. The largest island is Crete
    • ¾ of the land is covered by mountains
    • There are narrow valleys and small plains
    • Mt. Olympus was thought to be the home of Zeus – the most powerful of the gods.
  • 4. The Sea
    • The sea was a source of food.
    • Greece had many natural harbors.
    • Trade was very easy.
    • The sea made possible to form new colonies
    • and to trade ideas.
    • Large ships for fighting were called triremes.
    • The sea allowed travel and connected Greeks
    • to the outside world.
    • Many Greeks became fishermen and traders
    The trireme had 3 levels of oarsmen on each side of the ship. This allowed the Greeks to triple the number of rowers without changing the length of their warships.
  • 5. Farming
    • Greece had thin soil and a dry climate.
    • Only 1/5 of the land was good for farming.
    • Small amounts of wheat and barley were
    • grown.
    • The main crops were grapes and olives.
    • Olive oil was traded for other products.
  • 6.  
  • 7. The Minoans
    • Minoans lived on the island of Crete.
    • British archaeologist, Arthur Evans,
    • discovered the ruins of the ancient
    • kingdom. He called it the Minoan
    • civilization in honor of the legendary
    • king of Crete called Minos.
    • The Minoan Kings lived in great palaces with 1,500 rooms.
    • Many houses were built around them.
    • Beyond the palaces were small towns,
    • villages, and farmland.
    • The largest is called Knossos.
    • It probably covered an area as large as 20
    • football fields.
    • As many as 12,000 people may have lived
    • there.
    King Minos
  • 8. The Origin of Dolphins Siendo todavía un joven Dionisos , el dios del vino, miraba al mar desde un precipicio, y unos piratas, lo vieron. Como llevaba los vestidos y los mantos tan ricos y brillantes, pensaron que era el hijo de un rey: - Lo raptaremos -dijo el capitán- y pediremos un rescate importante a su padre . Así lo hicieron; anclaron la nave, se encaramaron escondidos entre las rocas, se abalanzaron sobre él y lo sentaron en el barco , atado con cadenas. Él los mira, "sonriendo con sus ojos azules como el cielo" ¡y las cadenas le caen de las manos! -¡Desgraciados! -dijo el timonel-. Seguro que este chico que hemos secuestrado es un dios. ¿Quién sabe si es Apolo o Poseidón? -¡Pobres de nosotros! Dejémoslo ir, no le hagamos ningún daño: ¡que no nos castigue con un terrible viento de levante y nos hunda la nave! De pronto toda la cubierta se llenó de un vino perfumado y delicioso; los palos y las velas se cubrieron de vides y parras, con sus hojas y racimos de uvas. Una hiedra de hojas verde oscuro y bayas negras trepó por los otros palos, y coronas floridas, de repente, surgieron entre las estacas a las cuales se atan los remos. ¿Y Dionisio? Pues se transformó en un león muy feroz, e hizo aparecer un gran oso a su lado. Los piratas, llenos de terror, se lanzaron por la borda y en el acto se convirtieron en delfines. (.....)
  • 9. Palace of Knossos
  • 10. The Mycenaeans In 2,000 BC, the aqueous, an Indo-European people came from the north of Europe. They settled in Peloponnesus peninsula. They also were called Mycenaean's During this ages, the aqueous attacked the city of Trojan, and Homers wrote The Iliad
  • 11.
    • Homer is the author of two of the
    • greatest Greek epics:
    • The Iliad – a story about a great war,
    • possibly the Trojan War.
    • The Odyssey – the story of Odysseus and his
    • ten-year journey home.
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  • 13. The Greece Polis
    • Greece was divided into city-states, each known as a polis. The two main city-states were Sparta and Athens. The greatest of these was Athens which was a center of intellectual and cultural development - “the nursery of western civilization.” What do you think that means?
  • 14.
    • Each polis was built around an acropolis , a fortified hill with the temple of the local god at the top.
    Structure of the Polis
    • At the foot of the acropolis was the agora, an open area used as a marketplace. By 700 B.C. this inner part of the polis had become a city. With the villages and farmland around it, it made up a city-state.
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  • 16. New Towns The Greeks liked to explore and build new towns. They explored the Mediterranean sea looking for new places to build . Egypt chased them away. They had better luck in Turkey, Italy, France and Spain .