Ancient Greece: Classical and Hellenistic Age

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Ancient Greece: Classical and Hellenistic Age

Answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper using your textbook.


  1. Explain the divisions between the “Classical Age” and Hellenistic Age.  (page 136 and page 141).

  2. Using the data found in the section “Citizens, Slaves and Foreigners” (page 144), construct and bar graph that illustrates the ratio of citizens to others living in Athens in the fourth century BCE. 
    b)  Explain the Athenian concept of citizenship and speculate as to why Athens placed restrictions on citizenship.

  3. Name the three famous philosophers of Ancient Greece.  What challenges did they pose to traditional Greek society and culture?  (page 145)

  4. Describe the common elements in Greek paintings, art and sculpture during the Classical and Hellenistic Ages (page 147).

  5. List the three orders or styles of Greek architecture in order of development.  What legacies did these styles have on the ancient world / history? (page 148)

  6. Describe the relationships between religion, festivals and political life in Ancient Greece.  (pages 153-156) 

  7. Explain the origins of coinage in Ancient Greece by tracing the developments from the barter system to the creation of the first mints in the seventh century BCE (page156).

  8. Read pages 158-159.  What THREE foundations of Ancient Greece do you feel have ad the most profound effect on Western Civilization?  Outline and explain your selections.


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