Ancient Greece Geography

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Effects of Geography ANCIENTGREECE

Mainland Greece is a mountainous land almost completely surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. Greece has more than 1400 islands. The country has mild winters and long, hot and dry summers. The ancient Greeks were a seafaring people. They traded with other countries around the Mediterranean. Many cities created settlements overseas known as colonies.Greek cities were founded around the Black Sea, North Africa, Italy, Sicily, France and Spain. Many tales and legends grew up about the strange lands and creatures that could be found across the sea.


The sea linked the regions which helped the trade industry.

Rugged mountains divided Greece into regions.

The sea linked the regions which helped the trade industry.

Trade brought the alphabet and coins to Greece.

The Greeks developed a strong sense of pride in their country, the distance between the islands and the mountains did not help to support unity in Greece. The Minoans and Mycenaeans of ancient Greece used their geography to their advantage.


Life in the City-stateAfter the Dark Ages, cities began sending people outside of Greece to set up colonies. They went to Italy, Spain, North Africa, and western Asia to spread Greek culture. The colonies traded grain, metals, fish, timber and slaves with Greece.The growth in trade led to the exchanging goods for money rather than more goods. As industry grew, people became craftsmen based on what products their region supplied.



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