Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Greek Blog 1

  1. The earliest greek civilization was the Minoan.
  2. The Minoan civilizations was named after King Minos.
  3. The Myceneans conquered the Minoans.
  4. The myceneans adopted the Minoans system of writing called Linear B.
  5. In most city states the original fort was build on an acropolis(hill).
  6. Athletic games were held to honor the Gods. (called the olympic games today)
  7. Homer made two great epic poems.( the Odyssey and The Iliad.
  8. Greeks traveled to oracles to ask questions about the future.
  9. Democracy started with the Greeks.
  10. Athens was known for its laws and government.
  11. Sparta was known for its militaty strength.
  12. People captured by the spartans were called Helots.
  13. Helots were the lowest class of people in Sparta.
  14. Draco is said to have created Athens first written law code around 621 B.C.
  15. Thucydides was said to be the first historian.
  16. Peisistraus imporved athens economy and divided Noble's land among poor farmers.
  17. Trade was Athens mainstay.
  18. Athenian women could not own or inherit property.
  19. The main purpose of marriage was to have children.
  20. Education was very important in Athenian society.
  21. Pericles was the greatest greek statesman.
  22. The battle of marathon was won even though the greeks were out numbered.
  23. The peloponesian war lasted 27 years.
  24. The persian war weakened greece.
  25. The Delian League was an alliance of greek city-states.

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