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Chapter 8: Greece. By: Jeremiah Scott. Early Greece. Cyclades is a group of 200 islands. The Minoans started at 2700 B.C. In 3000 B.C., the Cycladic culture began on their islands. The Minoans live on an island called Crete. The Mycenaean culture got its name from their city, Mycenae.

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Chapter 8 greece

Chapter 8: Greece

By: Jeremiah Scott


Early greece

Early Greece

  • Cyclades is a group of 200 islands.

  • The Minoans started at 2700 B.C.

  • In 3000 B.C., the Cycladic culture began on their islands.

  • The Minoans live on an island called Crete.

  • The Mycenaean culture got its name from their city, Mycenae.

  • In 1500 B.C., They were the dominant culture in the Aegean region.


Early greece pt 2

Early Greece pt. 2

  • The Trojan culture was in the city of Troy.

  • They were defeated by the Greeks, ( the Greeks were in a wooden horse. The Trojans thought it was a gift from the goddess of wisdom and warfare, Athena.)


City states and greek culture

City-States and Greek Culture

  • The Greeks built their forts on hilltops (acropolis).

  • Their colonies were built in southern Italy, on the island of Sicily, and other places.

  • Spartan’s people led simple lives of hard work and physical activity, like us.

  • Their society was made into 3 classes, ruling, enslaved and the free.

  • Athens, a city-state, was located on Attica.


City states and greek culture pt 2

City-States and Greek Culture pt. 2

  • Athens was named after Athena.

  • Attica was part of the Balkan Peninsula, northeast of the Peloponnesus.

  • The Greeks made the first Olympic Games.

  • The word “alphabet” was made by two Greek words; alpha and beta

  • Barbarian means a person who is considered uncivilized.


The golden age

The Golden Age

  • In 490 B.C., the Persian king, Darius I, invaded Greece’s mainland, but he failed.

  • Pericles was a relative of Cleisthenes, who was the Athenian leader.

  • The Athenians learned about art and theater.

  • Sparta was worried that Athens was growing too much power, and the treaty was off.

  • In 385 B.C., Plato started an academy, a special school.


Alexander s great empire

Alexander’s Great Empire

  • Alexander was born in 356 B.C.

  • When Philip II died, he passed the throne to Alexander.

  • In 334 B.C., he led 35,000 soldiers to fight.

  • King Gordius tied the Gordian knot and Alexander cuts it with his sword.

  • He wanted more land, but his soldiers were tired. Alexander had no choice but to send them home.


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