Study Questions:

1) How did geography influence Greek history?

2) Who was Homer? When did he live and what did he write?

3) Why was the development of the Greek city-state (polis) such a big deal?

4) What were the Persian Wars?

5) Why is Pericles’ Athens considered a golden age?

6) What was the Peloponnesian War?

7) Who was Alexander the Great? Why was he so great?

8) What does the term Hellenic mean?

9) What does the term Hellenistic mean?

10) What are some of the most important achievements of Classical Greek civilzation?