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How did the geography of ancient Greece affect its development?
Last Updated: 8th March, 2020
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Thereof, how did geography affect ancient Greece?
The Lowlands: Rocky and Uneven Soil, Climate and Farming: Summers were hot and dry, and winter were mild and windy. Only about 20% of the land on the Greek peninsula could be farmed. The ancient Greek farmers grew crops that would survive in this environment - wheat, barley, olives, and grapes.
Furthermore, how did mountains help the development of Greece? The creation of colonies, because of the mountains, led to the spread of Greek culture throughout the Mediterranean Sea. The mountains of Greece also acted as barriers to separate different areas. The mountains of Greece also provided precious metals like silver and gold to the city-states.
Accordingly, what was the geography of ancient Greece?
Mainland Greece is a mountainous land almost completely surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. Greece has more than 1400 islands. The country has mild winters and long, hot and dry summers. The ancient Greeks were a seafaring people.
How did geography affect the development of civilization in Greece and Italy?
Greece was very mountains and because Greeks couldn't traverse the mountains, this led to the development of many independent city-states. Italy had a similar geography but the Latins banded together for protection, became strong and this is how Rome developed.