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Updated: 10/13/2021
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  • Q: Who is affected by Greece’s geography?
  • The geography of the region helped to shape the government and culture of the Ancient Greeks. Geographical formations including mountains, seas, and islands formed natural barriers between the Greek city-states and forced the Greeks to settle along the coast.
  • What areas of culture are affected by geography
  • A:Rivers,lakes,cities,mountains,deserts
  • Q: When does geography help the people of Greece?
  • A:Greece's steep mountain and surrounding seas forced Greeks to settle in isolated communities. Travel by land was hard, and sea voyages were hazardous. Most ancient Greeks farmed, but good land and water were scarce. They grew grapes and olives, and raised sheep, goats, pigs, and chickens.
  • A:Athína (Athens), Spárti (Sparta), Kórinthos (Corinth), Thíva (Thebes), Siracusa (Syracuse), Égina (Aegina), Ródos (Rhodes), Árgos, Erétria, and Elis. Each city-state ruled itself.
  • Q: Where are the city- states that are affected most by Greece?
  • Why does geography impact the Greeks?
  • A:Mountains and the sea cut off Greek centers of population from one another; such geographic barriers led the Greeks to organize many independent “city-states”. ... The sea also influenced ancient Greek society. Many Greeks turned to the sea because Greece has numerous good harbors on its irregular coastline.