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7HCC - Ancient Greek Society: City States & Colonisation

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Map - Greek & Phoenician Colonization ca 800-550 BC

Both the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians extensively colonized vast areas of Europe, along the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts. In doing so, they spread their culture, which strongly influenced the local tribes. For the Greeks, this is called “Hellenization”. Read more...

Greek & Phoenician Colonies

Greek (Red) and Phoenician (Yellow) colonization between the 8th and the 6th century BC.

Ancient Greece

Greek civilization arose along the shores of the Aegean and Ionian seas. Ancient Greece consisted chiefly of a peninsula that separated the two seas, nearby islands, and the coast of Asia Minor (now part of Turkey). This map shows important cities, regions, and historic sites of ancient Greece.

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Power & the Polis

Introduction to Hellas

YouTube - Ancient Greece in Italy

A look at Ancient Civilizations and Ancient Greece in Italy. Nearly 2800 years ago, a group of Greek settlers landed on the coast of Italy. That event marked the start the process which created Magna Graecia, named after the motherland. Join us as we walk through the streets of Cumae, Pasteum, Puteoli, and Neapolis, reconstructed using the most advanced computer graphics.
Part 2 starts at 25.42 and looks Ancient Greece in Sicily. During the 4th Century BC, Sicily was the “new Greece” of the west. Our journey will take us to the various cultural centers that dotted the island, such as Syracuse, Agrigento, with the exquisite Valley of the Temples, and Selinus, present-day Selenunte.

Living History in Ancient Greece

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It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on these pages would look like:

Krentz, P 2018, 'Greece, Ancient' , World Book Student, World Book, Chicago, viewed 14 February 2018,

Polis 2018. Britannica School. Retrieved 14 February 2018, from

Sealey, R 1976, A history of the Greek city states, ca. 700-338 B.C., University of California, Berkeley, Calif.


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