an ancient minoan city on the island of Crete
War in which the Mycenaeans attacked the city of Troy.
blind poet who sang of heroic deeds. wrote the Iliad & The Odyssesy.
first civilization in ancient Greece in Crete
How did Mycenaeans get rich?
What do the Iliad & The Odyssesy tells us about ancient Greek Life?
The Trojan War and the values of ancient Greeks
high city on top of a hill
a government in which a hereditary ruler has all the power.
land holding elite
wealthy merchants farmers and artisans who challenged the landowning nobles for power of the city-states.
a massive tactical formation of heavily armed foot soldiers.
government by the people
people who gain power by force
How did the topography of Greece affect each city state
Mountains divide the peninsula into valleys. Greeks settled on the scattered islands. No big empires.
Spartans practived what type of government
examples of how military ruled the Spartans life.
Took boys at seven for training
live in barracks
Athens had what type of government
Differences between Athens & Sparta
Owned their own land
Most powerful Greek god who lived on Mount Olympus in Northern Greece.