• To understand how the areas settled by the Greeks differed from the Fertile Crescent region, the Nile River Valley, the Indus River valley, and ancient China.
  • To identify the major geographic features of the Balkan peninsula and southern European/eastern Mediterranean region. 
  • To explain how ancient Greek society was influenced and shaped by its major geographic features.
  • To be able to distinguish between Minoan and Mycenaean societies that existed in Greece and on nearby islands in the Bronze Age.
  • To analyze the effects of the Dorian migrations on Greek civilization.
  • To describe the main themes in Homer's epic poems and be able to understand the role played by these works in shaping ancient Greek culture.
  • To identify ways in which the Greek religion was different from the religions of ancient Egypt and the Fertile Crescent.

  agora   "Dark Ages"   epic   Iliad
  Odyssey   "Sea Peoples"   Heinrich Schliemann   Dorians
  arete   Olympics   Furies   polites


  dowry   Trojan War   Zeus
  Hera   Mt. Olympus   Hades   Apollo
  Athena   oracle   Muses   Fates

  Be able to find and identify the following on a
  map of the Mediterreanean region and the 
  Balkan peninsula:
  • Thrace
  • Attica
  • Macedonia
  • Thessaly
  • Peloponnesus
  • Asia Minor
  • Laconia
  • Crete
  • Rhodes
  • Ithaca
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Aegean Sea
  • Ionian Sea
  • Black Sea
  • Hellespont
  • Gulf of Corinth
  • Corinth
  • Athens
  • Sparta
  • Delphi
  • Piraeus
  • Thebes
  • Sardis
  • Olympia
  • Argos
  • Troy
  • Miletus
  • Knossus
  • Byzantium
  • Dinaric Alps
  • Balkan Alps
  • Mt. Olympus
  • Mt. Parnassus



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