Alexandria was important because it became the foremost center of commerce and Hellenistic culture.
What geographic feature separated the different regions within Greece?
Mountains separated the different regions of Greece.
Why was it so easy for Macedonia to conquer Greece?
It was so easy because the Macedonian army was well-trained, Greece was weak after the Peloponnesian War, and Greek city-states failed to unify in time to stop the invasion.
After conquering Greece, what other regions did Alexander the Great conquer?
Alexander when on to conquer Egypt, the Indus Valley, and Persia after Greece.
What was Archimedes known for?
Archimedes is known for developing an understanding of the use of the lever and pulley.
What was a major contribution of ancient Athens to Western civilization?
The major contribution of ancient Athens was democracy.
How was the democracy of ancient Athens different from democracy today in the United States?
Democracy in Athens only allowed male citizens to vote directly on proposed laws.
What was emphasized in the education of Spartan youths in ancient Greece?
Spartan education emphasized physical strength and military skill.
Who first wrote down (codified) the laws of Athens providing that membership on the Athenian Council be open to all male citizens rather than only men of wealth?
Draco wrote down the first laws of Athens.
What role does love play in Greek myths and would they be the same without love?
Love helped heroes succeed on their journeys because maidens fell in love with them and told them when rulers were plotting to kill them. Without love, heroes would have been killed or stopped from succeeding on their quest.
What were reasons why Greece established colonies throughout the Mediterranean region?
Greece established colonies to help ease overcrowding and provide land that was sufficient for farming.
What were similarities and difference between Sparta and Athens?
Sparta and Athens both had similar geography (mountains, near seas) and had limited rights for women. They were different because Sparta had an oligarchy, no slavery, and traded only with themselves. Athens had a democracy, slavery, and traded with others.
Was Alexander the Great a hero or a villain? Why?
This is an opinion, but must be backed up with FACTS from your worksheet that day.
Be able to identify the correct god or goddess for each description of powers.
Zeus – chief ruler of the gods, god of the sky and thunder
Apollo – god of the sun, truth, music, and healing; Artemis’ twin brother