Greece: The Beginnings of Western Civilization. Impact of Geography. How did geography affect the development of Greece? In central & southern Greece, no one lives more than 40 miles from the sea. Plato wrote: Like frogs around a pond, we have settled around the shores of the sea.
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*Herodotus recounted an incident that preceded the Battle of Thermopylae. The Spartan Dienekes was told the Persian archers were so numerous that when they fired their volleys, their arrows would blot out the sun. He responded with “So much the better, we'll fight in the shade”. [Herodotus The Histories, Book Seven, section 226.]
Spartans Prepare for the Battle of Thermopylae
Decisive Battles: Thermopylae
Athens: City of Slaves & Artisans
How does Pericles’ Funeral Oration compare to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address?
Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
Alexander conquered Persia, Syria, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and as far as the Indus River
aka- Nike of Samothrace