Chapter 8 The Ancient Greeks. Chapter 8-1 - The Rise of City-States. The largest Greek peninsula is the Peloponnesian Peninsula. Peninsula – a piece of land surrounded by water on 3 sides. A Rugged Land.
communities. They were very
independent Greeks, never uniting
under one government.
helped Greeks become skillful sailors and merchants.
- palaces and towns mysteriously disappeared in
1450 B.C. Historians believe mainland Greeks had
something to do with the destruction.
- The Mycennaean civilization developed in 1600 B.C.
monarchy – government headed by a king.
always be willing to sacrifice for his city.