Ancient Greece Exam 1 Books Notes

Ancient Greece Exam 1 Books Notes - Ancient Greece CHAPTER...

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Ancient Greece Exam 1 Books Notes CHAPTER 1 The scarcity of level terrain ruled out the raising of cattle and horses on any large scale in many areas Major crops were wine grapes and olives Most settlements lay within forty miles of the sea, providing easy access for fisherman and seagoing merchants Transporting people and goods overland instead of by sea was slow and expensive because rudimentary dirt paths were Greece’s only roads. The rivers were practically useless for trade and communication because most of them slowed to a trickle during the many months each year when little or no rain fell. Ancient Greeks never constituted a nation in the modern sense because their various communities never united politically. Prehistoric bands perhaps did not strictly allot power and status in their groups by gender and may even have been largely egalitarian. Older people likely enjoyed higher social status in ancient hunter-gatherer populations because their greater age gave them greater knowledge to impart to younger people. Cooking was an especially important technological innovation Later Greek religion made the sacrifice of large animals its most important public ritual. The first animal to be domesticated as a source of meat was the sheep The European Bronze Age was labeled according to the metal most in use. CHAPTER 2 The first population in Greece that spoke Greek was the Mycenaeans of the second millennium BC.
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