Ancint Greece

By:Joshua Murphy, Aidan McGeregor, Daniel Vo


The future Greeks arrived in Greece in C.750 BC there society flourished so much they had to start making more colonies in the same year. Today 5% of the economy's income comes agriculture from so Greece relies on art and agriculture more than just something pretty to look at. Some of the most historical figures are Prince Otto of Bavaria and Plateau student of Artestile.The most important person in the Greek Division of classes were Athena. Greece Faced economic failure after their war with Turkey and their civil war.

When did Ancient Greece flourish?

The Ancient Greek society flourished in c.750 Bc because more people were coming and greece had to build more colonies, so more people could come and live. This gave Greece a chance to more populate the country and give them more workers to help with the agriculture plus economy.

What were the major components of the economy in Ancient Greece?

Agriculture accounts for about 5% of the total value of goods produced, while industry accounts for about 20%.Tourism is a part of the growing part of the economy [which was mostly responsible for the slaves to work on]. This provides a vital source of food and money. The main agricultural products are wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives and olive oil, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, and potatoes. Large numbers of sheep and goats are raised.

What was the religion in Greece?

Ancient Greece religion includes the various beliefs and rites that took place in Ancient Greece through cults and were part of Greek mythology.The rites of Ancient Greeks were also prevalent in Asia Minor, Magna Graecia (located in south Italy) as well as other Greek colonies in Western Mediterranean such as Marseilles. The Greek culture influenced heavily in the religious beliefs of Etruscans and Romans.

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Importance of art and architecture

Ancient greek art is the foundation of culture in many countries all over the world, in particular concerning sculpture and architecture. The architecture started emerging around 1050 BC and developed over the ages. The next major step begin in Corinth and was first used around 700 BC. This style reached Athens around 630 BC, where it became the main architecture.

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What were the division classes?

Athena - Upper Class: possess the most power and position in the society

Metics - Middle Class: Not natives, but came to Athens to settle down, came to Athens for earning their livelihood

Freed Man- Lower Class: Once slaves but somehow were freed by their owner by any mode, had the least amount of privileges

Slaves: Greeks never consider Slaves a class, but a level, had zero rights or authority, of their own life.

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Important greek historical figures.

Prince Otto of Bavaria: the first king of modern Greece.

Plateau was a Ancient Greek philosopher one of the best known students of Socrates and teacher of artostile. His work has survived to its fullness and it is known that it greatly influenced Ancient Greek philosophy and the western philosophical thinking all the way to our days

Aeschylus is one of the three tragedians and considered the father of tragedy.

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Significant historical event.

Indo-European peoples, including the Mycenaeans, began entering Greece in 2000 B.C.

The powers chose Prince Otto of Bavaria as the first king of Greece in 1832 to reign over an area only slightly larger than the Peloponnese peninsula.Unfavorable economic conditions forced about one-sixth of the entire Greek population to emigrate (most of them went to the U.S.) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. An unsuccessful war against Turkey after World War I brought down the monarchy, which was replaced by a republic in 1923. After British and Greek troops liberated the country in Oct. 1944, Communist guerrillas staged a long military campaign against the government; the Greek civil war.