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 It is in the territory of Phocis  The town it self is located on the side of Mount Parnassus  Delphi is located right next to the Gulf of Corinth.

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2  It is in the territory of Phocis  The town it self is located on the side of Mount Parnassus  Delphi is located right next to the Gulf of Corinth so they had some sea access  They had a lot of land because of the government’s power  Delphi has a usual Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters

3  During 8th c. B.C. Delphi became internationally known for Pythia the priestess who sat on a tripod and muttered incomprehensible words that foretold the future.  No decision was made with out first asking Pythia  Delphi thought that before they prepared for anything and before they did anything that they had to ask Pythia  The four main governments of the time were Dictatorship, Democracy(created by Athens), Monarchy and oligarchy  Ancient Delphi was governed by aristocrats who were members of a 12 member federation known as the Amphictyonia whose main task was to unify the small city-states, so Delphi was an oligarchy  The Amphictyonia had a lot of land and had great influence on a few things for other city states

4  They were farmers and like most Greek city- states their main crop was olives  They also fished and traded with other city states  Like others they made a lot of money off of shipping olive products and wheat overseas  Their main meats were sheep, cow, chicken and turkey  They ate fish, meat, poultry, eggs, olives, wheat and many other foods too because they had many natural resources and they could trade with other areas

5  The people of Delphi believed that when Apollo slayed the dragon that had been guarding the oracle that he built a shrine there where his sacred flame was never supposed to go out  The main god of Delphi was Apollo  The sanctuary of Delphi was part of the Amphictyonia alliance which protected the site from many invaders and it protected the site form the people who lived around it  The Oracle of Delphi was so important that the people who lived there thought that they had to be living at the center of the world

6  The first temple was built in the 7th century BCE and was a replacement for other temples which were smaller  Both temples the old one and the new ones were both in Doric style  The theatre there was so big it could hold 5,000 people  And the stadium was so big that it could hold 7,000 people  Delphi had over 20 treasuries for all of their gold  The main style for all of the major buildings in Delphi was Doric  The best structure in all of Delphi was the tholos in the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, its columns stand at 13.5 meters tall

7  The social structure was generally broken up into 3 different classes in most cases, slaves, free people (who owned slaves), and upperclassmen (nobles, royals, dictators, rich people, etc.)  The 12 rulers of Delphi were the main people in charge and therefore they were at the top of the social pyramid

8  Delphi was known for their intricate almost life like statues of people  They made huge joyful paintings to hang on their walls and in their temples  They also had a huge market where all kinds of art was sold  Their art was Doric style

9  The ancient Greeks were the first European civilization to use and alphabet for their writing  There were three major dialects in ancient Greece, Aeolic, Doric and Ionic  However mostly all Greeks spoke the same language and used the same style of writing  They recorded their writing on blocks of stone that were cut away from rocks

10  An amazing feat for Delphi back then was the huge 13.5 meter columns at the tholos in the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia  The people of Delphi were also able to carve out a huge theater in the side of Mount Parnassus  Another huge feat that Delphi had was that they were able to make 1.80 cm tall statues that had incredible detail and were almost life like  At first the people of ancient Delphi simply stuck their arrows in a toxic plant that was growing near their village but overtime they got more advanced and made metal weapons made from bronze and other metals  The people of Delphi also used terrace farming and a complex irrigation system to water their crops

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