Describe the geography of the Greek islands.
Small and rocky; mountainous
How did Greece's physical geography effect the way people lived?
Because of the little amount of farmland many people became traders or sailors.
According to Greek legend, what event started the Trojan War?
the kidnapping of Helen of Paris.
What significance does the time period of 1100's BC to 750 BC have to ancient Greece?
Referred to as the Dark Ages of Greece
What was the name of the Greek city-state that became the center for a new system of government in which citizens governed themselves?
Independent communities that had their own traditions, government, and laws came to be know as...
Members of rich and powerful families who rule communities are known as...
In ancient Greece, rulers who were supported by the middle and working classes were called...
The Iliad and the Odyssey, long poems about the Trojan Way and its aftermath, are examples of ...
A piece of land surrounded by water on three sides is known as a...
An early Greek settlement on a high, rocky hill is called a(n)...
A form of government in which citizens govern themselves is know as...
Why were there so many city-states in Ancient Greece?
Because the geography, of water and mountains, forced them to develop independently.
According to myths, what did the Greeks use to conquer the city-state of Troy in the Trojan War?
The Trojan Horse. It was a large wooden horse that was disguised as a gift from the gods, but really the Greek soldiers were hiding inside it in order to get inside the walls of the city of Troy.
Who controlled most of the "good" land in the ancient Greek city-states?
The aristocrats controlled most of the good land.
What portion of the population of Athens were citizens?
Only 20%, or 1 in 5 people, were citizens of Athens.