Welcome To Ancient Greece

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The Greeks

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The Legend

A Greek legend tells that God sifted the earth through a strainer while making the world. He made one country after another with the good soil that sifted through, and threw away the stones left in the strainer. According to the legend, these stones became Greece.

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The Mountains

The mountains that spread across Ancient Greece had separated all the civilization, and amazingly they had never been a united country. The Mountains had blocked the civilization making it hard to communicate, this led them all to believe that they were all supposed to fight to find the winner of the land. This caused a lot of warfare between these civilizations such as Sparta and Athens.

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The Sea

The Greeks had to rely on themselves for food when they could only grow so much. After learning the craft of making ships, they had to learn how navigate their way without maps, so they rarely traveled more than about 85 miles to reach the coast line. The Aegean, Ionian and Black Sea were very important trade routes for the Greek also considering that they had very few natural resources.

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Navigating The Ocean

When trading the Greeks had no maps so they had to use the sky. Also they believed that they would anger gods if they traveled at night and that it was far to dangerous. This caused them to travel in the day and drop the anchor at night.

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