A Peninsula Greece is a peninsula, which means that it is surrounded on three sides by water. Greece has a lot of smaller peninsulas sticking out from it, which means Greece enjoys many natural harbors.
Landscape Greece is also covered with mountains. They are not huge mountains but if you are trying to go from place to place in Greece, youll find the mountains a bit of an obstacle.
Sea People Three thousand years ago, it was very difficult to get from place to place in ancient Greece by walking. But it was easy to get from place to place in Greece by boat. In the ancient world that grew up around the Mediterranean Sea, the Greeks became known as great sailors. They sailed about the Mediterranean, setting up colonies and outposts where they could.
Colonies They tried to set up a colony or two in Egypt, but the Egyptians chased them away. They had more luck establishing new towns on the coast of Turkey, on the coast of Italy, on the coast of Africa, and on the coast of France. Colony: a group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent nation.
Greece Meanwhile, back in mainland Greece, cities were thriving. The soil was mostly fertile. The Greeks had a wealth of seafood, fresh fish, a wealth of vegetables, and fresh drinking water. The Greeks were very happy with their land.
Ask Yourselves Summarize: How did the Greek Peninsula´s geography shape the lives of the Greeks? Analyze: What kind of resources did the Greeks have at their disposal? What do the Greek colonies have in common with each other? Infer: What kind of obstacle did the mountains of Greece pose for their people?
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