Geography of Early Greece

Geography of Early Greece

main god was female
Minoans
naval and merchant fleet
Minoans
master builders
Minoans
surplus of food
Minoans
good sailors and traders
Minoans
woman had special status / more rights
Minoans
culture adopted by Mycenaeans
Minoans
captured trade routes
Mycenaeans
established colonies
Mycenaeans
conquered my Dorians
Mycenaeans
few natural resources
Mycenaeans
oral tradition
Mycenaeans
built city on hill top
Mycenaeans
How did the geography of Greece affect the development of city-states?
the mountains, seas, islands, and climate isolated separated and divided Greece into small groups that became city-states.
How did the geography affect the early Greek’s ability to get food?
The sea allowed the Greeks to trade for food by traveling over water.
How did maritime trade lead to the spread of Greek culture?
cultural diffusion
Pros of the mountains
-natural barrier
-rock source for building
Cons of the mountains
-prevented travel / made difficult
-isolated communities
-little farmland
-isolated people
Pros of the sea
-fishing / food source
-water travel and trade
-natural barrier
-connection to other people
Cons of the sea
-open to water attack
-storms
-separated people
Pros of islands, peninsulas, and bays
-trade
-good harbors
-protection from storms
Cons of islands, peninsulas, and bays
-hard to travel
-little farmland
-divided the people
Pros of climate and soil
-warm for crops year-round
-good soil for olives and grapes
Cons of climate and soil
-too rocky
-too hot
-few fertile plains
Most important cons to the geography of Greece
separated, isolated, and divided the people
Geography of Greece
mountains, seas, islands, peninsulas, bays, climate, and soil