Ancient Greece



(Map of Ancient Greece, Papakyriakou,1998) John Lezotte
During the Archaic period, the population of Greece grew beyond the capacity of its limited farmable land. From about 750 BC the Greeks began 250 years of expansion, settling colonies in all directions. Eventually Greek colonization reached as far northeast as present day Ukraine and Russia. Greek colonies were also founded in Egypt and Libya. Ancient Greece was a huge civilization.


Ancient Greece city remains (Bulloch, 2010) John Lezotte
The Greeks had a lot of different kinds of governments, because there were many different city states in ancient Greece and they each had their own government. Aristotle divided the governments into monarchies, oligarchies, tyrannies and democracies. Greece began by having monarchies, then oligarchies, then tyrannies and then democracies. But many city states never even became democracies or tyrannies at all. There were many cities in ancient Greece and they all had different governments


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Shamanism is a belief that certain members of a community posses magical powers. These powers range from healing to harming, see the future, and communicate with animals or unseen spirits. The term originated from eastern Siberia. Shamanistic beliefs have been found all over the world. Shamanistic was commonly found in neliolithic communities (1997; Drury, Nevill) Arie Christion
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Specialized Jobs

(people had many jobs just like back in ancient greece) Arie Christon


One's membership in a community held certain rights, but those rights also carried certain responsibilities. For example, in most city-states, male citizens were involved in such shared civic responsibilities as jury duty or military service in time of war. Depending on a variety of such factors as birth and wealth, citizens might have held positions of power and had better access to land—and thus increased power. Since access to land and power was valuable, clear lines had to be maintained as to who was entitled to full citizenship and who was not. A full citizen, however defined, usually fought, held office, voted, and owned land. Every polis had resident aliens, foreign merchants, and others, and on occasion, those people would be made citizens; however, that eventuality was rare. Some women might own land, but they were not citizens. (1992; Fornara, Charles) Arie Christon

Arts and Architecture

greekamphorawithscenesfromthewar.jpgGreek Amphora, (Audrey Zigulis)
During the time of Ancient Greece, many new arts and architecture were formed. Greek Architecture and sculpture were particularly fine during this period. Socrates, Aristotle and Plato were all alive during this time period and made great contributions to the Greek life. The ideas of vegetarianism and reincarnation where started at this time.


Greek life was dominated by religion and so it is not surprising that the temples of ancient Greece were the biggest and most beautiful. They also had a political purpose as they were often built to celebrate civic power and pride, or offer thanksgiving to the patron deity of a city for success in war. these are some of the things you learned today all we have to say is goodbye.


Work Cited

"Greek amphora with scenes from Trojan War." Image. Cotterill, H.B., Ancient Greece: a sketch of its art, literature and philosophy, 1913. World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010.
(Map of Ancient Greece, Papakyriakou,1998) John Lezotte(1997; Drury, Nevill)
(1992; Fornara, Charles)Ancient Greece city remains (Bulloch, 2010)