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The Ancient Civilization
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The marketplace was the social center of each Greek city. Citizens went there everyday to buy food. They also went to the market to meet their friends to discuss local politics and the latest news. City-states grew rich by taxing trade. So they encouraged trade by building new markets, with rooms nearby where bankers and money changers could work.
ancient Greek people
This is a picture of a Greek marketplace.
The government of ancient Greece was known as a city-state.
Each had a town or a city, plus farm land all around.
Athens was the biggest and most powerful city-state. It had a rich empire in foreign lands. Early city-states were ruled by kings.
Around 600 B.C., kings were replaced by powerful rich men. After about 500 B.C., many city-states became democracies. All adult males had the right to take part in government.
Here is a picture of people voting.
Ancient Greeks believed in gods and goddesses. Mt. Olympus was home to the gods and goddesses. Zeus was king of all gods.
Two famous buildings in ancient Greece are the Parthenon and the Acropolis.
Ancient Greece is known for the three columns: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian.
a Corinthian column
The land of ancient Greece was very beautiful, with mountains, forests, cliffs, and streams. The soil was thin and stony. Only a few crops such as olives, grapes, and grain would grow there, and only a few goats and tough mountains sheep could survive. The climate was harsh. Summers were very hot and sunny, but winters could be bitterly cold.
an olive tree
Greece is located on the continent of Europe. The capital city is Athens.
TheMediterranean Sea is located near Greece.
This is a picture of the Mediterranean Sea.
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