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Questions about the geography of ancient Greece?

Hello Meg!
Well, the Greeks used to have their arable land and close by, on land not good for cultvation but near by a source of water and not in extreme weather conditions, they were building their homes/ villages/ towns/ cities. Thus, their cities were more difficult to be approached by beasts and enemies. Further, to protect against attackes, Greeks used to prepare an acropolis (edge of the city), usually on a cliff, hill, etc., which they fortified and had ways to bring in water and other goods in case of being surrounded for long times by enemy forces.
Also, the first city planning was "invented" by Greeks!
Thus, thousands of years ago, they created organized cities with city planning, roads (usually straight) and squares. In the center were the public buildings, including those for government meetings, etc. A little outside there were the higher education schools, stadiums, etc. On the proper site, where there was a properly inclined hill, they were constructing their theaters. In some cases, this proper inclination was naturally given on the acropolis, as in Athens.
Further, they wee preparing their ports so that they could easily put in and take out their boats, to treat, wash, etc. Close the the houses there were small fields where they were growing their vegetables. Further they were cultivating their olive trees, wheat, etc. Also, further out they were keeping their animals.
Almost in the center were their workshops and the gathering of them was called Agora, since there people would come to buy the products needed!

Ap world history questions about ancient greece?

Why do you need to reconcile a dichotomy? This apparent contradiction smacks of hypocrisy between rather than a dichotomy of enlightened versus, presumably, un-enlightened virtues and characteristics.

In short, the AP question does not present an irreconcilable dichotomy.

Why can't a culture exhibit both enlightened and despotic characteristics at the same time? Must a culture be wholly good or wholly evil to satisfy some of its espoused virtues of logic and democracy? And from who's perspective is the all or nothing dichotomy judged?

One way to reconcile the hypocrisy and find a 'principled' analysis is that the enlightened characteristics and virtues of Ancient Greece only applied to the Greek, adult, male property owners who participated in, fought on behalf of, and controlled Greek civilization. From this perspective, first class citizenship only applied to whomever had a direct stake and a hand in the survival, success, and growth of Greek civilization.

Help with the chronological order please, humanities question!?

OK, just this once!

Greece, Rome, medieval period, renaissance, reformation, French rev., modern age, post modern

Who were patrons of the arts in ancient Greece?

The 9 Muses
Calliope (Chief of the muses and muse of epic or heroic poetry)
Clio (muse of history)
Erato (muse of love or erotic poetry, lyrics, and marriage songs)
Euterpe (muse of music and lyric poetry)
Melpomene (muse of tragedy)
Polyhymnia or Polymnia (muse of sacred song, oratory, lyric, singing and rhetoric)
Terpsichore (muse of choral song and dance)
Thalia (muse of comedy and bucolic poetry)
Urania (muse of astronomy)

The arts of Ancient Greece...?

“Man is the measure of all things”, bad and good things. That’s really true.
Only human beings can express rational thoughts and irrational feelings through any form of art and science.
Artistic creations show the culture of a population, what they know, what they feel, what they think, what level of civilization they have. And the arts of ancient Greece show well organized cities and people who loved the feeling for beauty, arts, poetry.
I hope to be clear and apologize if I made any kind of mistakes. English is only my second language.

What is the impact of ancient Greece?

I will quickly list what I remember and can write while on the bus. Long story short:Maths: Pythagorean theorem and π.Thucydides: father of the scientific history.Thales: father of the atomic theory.Athens: the first democracy, the first daily use of money, the first bankers, the first theatrical plays, the first sponsorships.Last but not least, the cornerstone and the barrier of the western civilization. I have written it many times: when the US want to start a war in the Middle East, the Hollywood presents a new film about Ancient Greece, showing the supremacy of the Western civilization against the vulgarity of the barbarians.

Which civilization was greater: Ancient Greece or Ancient Egypt?

That’s not a fair question unless we can agree on the definition of “great”, and even then it’s a tie.Who was first- Egypt, who lasted the longest - Egypt. Who had the most innovative political system - Greece. Who contributed the most to western civilization - Greece. Who was dominant in their time - both. Egypt was a civilization 2000 years before Greece started. Greece participated in the invention of modern language. Greece initiated intellectual thought which drove mankind’s view of the world forward.How many ways are there to compare them?The best analog to Egypt is Mesopotamia which was contemporary to it and one of the world’s founding civilizations, the others being The Indus Valley, China, Mesoamerica, and Peru.Egypt and Mesopotamia emerged largely for the same reason. They were able to develop agriculture out of the alluvial plain of a great river. But Egypt was much better protected by geography - desert on three sides and the Mediterranean on the other. Still, I can’t put Egypt above Mesopotamia.Greece has no analog - it sits as one of the greatest anomalies in human history. Why there? When then? How could they have unleashed man’s intellect they way they did? Amazing to this day.

Why was the dissection of human cadavers banned by ancient Greeks?

Uhm, the answers you have so far are more or less incorrect. First, Galen (a Greek who practiced in Rome for the Romans under Marcus Aurelius) did not perform one human dissection in his entire life. He gained his anatomical knowledge from dogs and apes. That's why much of what he passed on to future generations was so wrong! Anyway, the ancient Greeks saw the human body as sacred and not something that should be defiled by dissections. This ban was passed down to the Romans and codifed in Roman law.

How did the ancient Greek civilization and Roman civilization impact western civilization?

This is hard to answer in just a few lines, as the question is too generic. Impacted how? The organization of society? Economic system? Several books and papers have been written about such topics.From those two civilizations we got democracy, philosophy, music, literature, drama, architecture, arts in general, even the method we do war. The contribution is indeed huge. On those pillars the western civilization was built. If I had to sum up everything into one aspect it would probably be the logical way of thinking. The truth exists in facts, not in some god-emperor or signs in the dreams and the sky.