Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece economy facts
Ancient Greece economy facts
Trade Incentives & Protection Maritime loans enabled traders to pay for their cargoes and the loan did not have to be repaid if the ship failed to reach safely its port of destination. To compensate the lender for this risk, interest rates ( nautikos tokos ) could be from 12.5 to 30% and the…
Customs of Ancient Greece
Customs of Ancient Greece
Customs and traditions in Greece and the Greek Islands one important aspect of the Greek culture. There are either of a religious character or coming from paganism. Furthermore, most of the traditions and festivals still celebrated today are religious. The Greeks are very superstitious and believe a…
Piraeus Ancient Greece
Piraeus Ancient Greece
Panoramic View PIRAEUS Piraeus is Greece s third largest city in terms of population and its biggest port. It was first settled in the ages of Themistocles, when the Long Walls were built (478 BC), and the town was being laid out to the plans of the architect Hippodamus. It gained considerably in importance…
Map of Ancient Greece and Persian
Map of Ancient Greece and Persian
Greece and the Balkans 1914AD - 1960AD The aftermath of World War 1 saw the map of the Balkans re-drawn. Most notably, Serbia, plus the South Slav territories of the former Austro-Hungarian empire, were united to form the kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, later called Yugoslavia. Because of…
Ancient Greece Worksheets
Ancient Greece Worksheets
While medieval European medicine was still mired in superstitions and the rigid Catholic teachings of the Church, the advent of Islam in the 7th century A.D. gave rise to impressive growth and discoveries in many scientific fields, especially medicine. Islamic scholars and doctors translated medical…
Ancient Greece Hellenistic period
Ancient Greece Hellenistic period
The Hellenistic Period is a part of the Ancient Period for the European and Near Asian space. The use of this period is justified by the extent of the Hellenic culture in most of these areas, due to the Greek political presence especially in Asia after Alexander s conquests, but also to a new wave of…
Ancient buildings in Greece
Ancient buildings in Greece
Greek life was dominated by religion and so it is not surprising that the temples of ancient Greece were the biggest and most beautiful.They also had a political purpose as they were often built to celebrate civic power and pride, or offer thanksgiving to the patron deity of a city for success in war…