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- Watch each video in the course to review all key topics
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Introduction to Ancient Greece chapter exam.
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- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the fundamentals of ancient Greece for a standard Greek history course. Topics covered include:
- Formative and significant time periods in ancient Greek history
- Geography of ancient Greece
- Politics and government of ancient Greece
- Phalanx warfare
- Significant women in ancient Greece
- Slavery in Greece
- Enduring Greek legacies
1. Early Time Periods of Ancient Greece
Greece didn't just suddenly appear with the Parthenon and democracy. Instead, its roots go all the way back to the Stone Age. This lesson sheds some light on the earliest days of Greek history.
2. Geography of Ancient Greece
Few places show how geography impacts culture and development like ancient Greece. From its roots as a seafaring culture to the massive trading system built by its merchants, the landforms of Greece have long kept its people challenged by the mountainous terrain and focused on the sea.
3. Greek Polis: Definition & Facts
Discover the ancient Greek polis, a term used to describe small communities of ancient Greeks that were among the first recorded democracies in the world. Learn about the Athenian polis and explore the legacy of these ancient Greek communities.
4. Greek City-States and Governments
This is a lecture about Greek city states. It begins with an examination of the influence geography had on Greek politics, by comparing Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia. This is followed by a loose characterization of Greek poleis in general, with specific attention paid to constitutions, colonialism and competition.
5. Phalanx Warfare in Ancient Greece
This lecture compares phalanx warfare to its hit-and-run predecessors, drawing distinctions between hit-and-run skirmishing and decisive warfare. It examines the cultural, political, and geographical features of Greece that made phalanx warfare possible and necessary, and it describes the hoplite gear and mentality.
6. Women of Greece
The Greeks were one of the most progressive ancient civilizations, but that wasn't true in how they treated women. This lesson goes over facts about how women were treated and explains how the best place to be a woman in Greece was Sparta.
7. Slavery in Ancient Greece
This lesson explores slavery in ancient Greece. We examine the various forms slavery took in Greece, comparing Spartan serfdom to Athenian chattel slavery. Finally, we enumerate the duties and rights of Athenian slaves.
8. Legacy of Ancient Greece: Art, Government, Science & Sports
In this lesson, you will explore the legacies that the ancient Greeks left behind on this world in art, government, science, and sports. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
9. Sophistry: Definition & Examples
In this lesson we are going to learn what a sophism is. We will see where the word comes from, and review various types of sophism to understand more about this type of reasoning.
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Other chapters within the Ancient Greece Study Guide course
- Aegean Civilizations
- The Greek Dark Ages
- The Golden Age of Greece
- The Archaic Period in Greece
- Greek Classical Period
- The Hellenistic Period
- Ancient Greek Philosophy
- Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece
- Ancient Greek Literature
- Mythology in Ancient Greece
- Muses, Creatures & Winds in Greek Mythology
- The Greek Titans