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Rome/Greece Geography


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Rome/Greece Geography

  1. 1. Geography of Greece and Rome
  2. 2. Greece Geography <ul><li>Greece is located on a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea </li></ul><ul><li>It is almost completely surrounded by water </li></ul><ul><li>The large island at the bottom of the map is the island of Crete </li></ul>
  3. 3. Greece Geography <ul><li>Much of Greece contains mountains, rocky terrain and valleys (80 % is mountainous) </li></ul><ul><li>In the ancient world, Greeks made a living from the sea becoming fishers, sailors and traders </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the terrain, mountains and seas divided ancient Greeks from one another which caused Greek communities to grow very independent </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rome Geography <ul><li>Rome is the capital in the center of the European country Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Italy is a peninsula that extends into the Mediterranean Sea and looks like a boot </li></ul><ul><li>The large island to the south of Italy is Sicily </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rome Geography <ul><li>The terrain in Italy is combination of mountains and flat plains (very similar to Greece) </li></ul><ul><li>The large mountain range, the Alps, exist here but are not as rugged as Greece’s mountains </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Due to this, Romans were not as isolated as the ancient Greeks because their mountains were easier to cross </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In the ancient world, most Romans lived in the country where they were farmers </li></ul>