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1 WHI.5 Ancient Greece

2 Essential Understanding The physical geography of the Aegean Basin shaped the economic, social, and political development of Greek civilization. The expansion of Greek civilization through trade and colonization led to the spread of Hellenic culture across the Mediterranean and Black seas.

3 Locations to…Locate Aegean Sea Black Sea, Dardanelles Mediterranean Sea Balkan and Peloponnesus peninsula, Europe, Asia Minor Athens, Sparta, Troy Macedonia

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6 What sea allowed for trade and communication during Ancient Greece? What is the name of the peninsula that the Greeks inhabit?

7 What you should know about the land, money, and social life of Greece Agriculture (limited arable land) Commerce (trade) and the spread of Hellenic culture Shift from barter to money economy (coins)

8 Economic and social development

9 Social structure and citizenship in the Greek polis Citizens (free adult males) had political rights and the responsibility of civic participation in government. People without any political rights – Women – Foreigners – Slaves

10 Political Development Mountainous terrain both helped and held up the development of city-states. Greek cities were designed to promote civic (public) and commercial life. Colonization was prompted by overpopulation and the search for arable land.

11 Greek Colonies

12 Olympics

13 Olympia Every polis was represented Events included foot racing; long jump; boxing; wrestling; javelin tossing; and discus throwing Reinforced common bonds between Greeks and their colonies

14 What prompted the Greeks to colonize other lands? Greek cities were designed to promote what? Greece shifted from the barter system to what other system?

15 Contrasting Governments: Athens (democracy) Sparta (Oligarchy)

16 Athens developed the most democratic system of government the world had ever seen Not everyone could participate in voting Foundation of modern democracies.

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18 Athens Stages in the evolution of Athenian government: 1.Monarchy 2.aristocracy 3.tyranny 4.democracy MATDMATD

19 Athens Origin of democratic principles: – Direct democracy – public debate – duties of the citizen

20 Athens Tyrants who worked for reform: – Draco – Solon

21 Sparta Oligarchy (rule by a small group) Rigid social structure Militaristic and aggressive society

22 Persian Wars 1.United Athens and Sparta against the Persian Empire. 2.Athenian victories over the Persians at Marathon and Salamis left Greeks in control of the Aegean Sea. 3.Athens preserved its independence and continued innovations in government and culture.

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24 Golden Age of Pericles Mainly occurred between the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars

25 Pericles Extended democracy – Most adult males had an equal voice. Had Athens rebuilt after destruction in the Persian Wars – The Parthenon is an example of this reconstruction.

26 Contributions of Greek Culture to Western Civilization Types of columns 1.Doric I.(Parthenon) 2.Ionic 3.Corinthian

27 Doric (Dull)

28 Ionic (Look into my EYES)

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30 Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian

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33 Peloponnesian Wars Athens and the Delian League VS Sparta and the Peloponnesian League Caused in part by competition for control of the Greek world Resulted in slowing of cultural advance and the weakening of political power

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35 What were they about again? Peloponnesian War Who won? Persian Wars Who won?

36 Contributions of Greek culture to Western civilization Drama Sophocles Both wrote tragedies Aeschylus

37 Contributions of Greek culture to Western civilization Homer – Illiad and the Odyssey

38 Homer Iliad Poem about the Trojan War Odyssey Poem about Odysseus’ return home

39 Contributions of Greek culture to Western civilization Herodotus “Father of History” Thucydides Discussed the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens

40 Contributions of Greek Culture to Western Civilization Sculpture – Phidias

41 Contributions of Greek Culture to Western Civilization Archimedes – Archimedean Screw, Mathematician, Invented Pulleys Hippocrates – Father of Modern Medicine – Hippocratic Oath- good conduct between patient and doctor

42 Contributions of Greek Culture to Western Civilization Euclid – Euclidian Law – The Elements Pythagoras – Mathematical principles still studied in Geometry – a2 + b2 = c2

43 Contributions of Greek Culture to Western Civilization The Big 3 1.Socrates 1.Question everything 2.Plato 1.Founded the Academy 3.Aristotle 1.Taught Alexander the Great


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