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 Alexander the Great of Macedon Hercules Slaying the Nemean Lion A section of a Greek trireme (restoration).  The Athenian trireme was a ship having three banks of oars.  The oarsmen were placed in tiers, the top row wielding the longest oars.  The ship was about 115 feet long, with a height above water of 10 feet and a width across decks of 18 feet. Socrates (Greek, died 399 B.C.E.) Greek school teacher, pupil, and pedagogue.  From an ancient Greek vase painting.  The teacher is instructing the pupil from a parchment roll.  Between them, hanging on the wall, is shown a lyre. 
 Alexander the Great Hercules Slaying the Nemean Lion Greek Trireme Socrates Classical Greek Education 
 
 
 Ancient Greece.┬áThe Acropolis of Athens. Pass of Thermopylae.  At the time of Leonidas the pass was a path under the cliff about 40 feet wide. Minoan Writing from Ancient Crete Greek Foot Race Plan of the Acropolis of Athens 
 Acropolis of Athens Pass of Thermopylae Minoan Writing from Ancient Crete Greek Foot Race Plan of the Acropolis of Athens 
 
 
 The Nike or Winged Victory of Samothrace.  Ancient Greek sculpture. In the agora or market place, Athens.  Ancient Greece. Diana of Versailles Throne of Minos Neptune, God of the Sea 
 Winged Victory of Samothrace Agora of Athens Diana of Versailles Throne of Minos Neptune, God of the Sea 
 
 
 Porch of Maidens attached to the Erechtheum.  This building, on the Acropolis was, next to the Parthenon, the most important building of the great age of Greek sculpture.  The Maidens stand four on the front and one on each end supporting with their heads the top of the portico.  This is the best example of using human forms in place of columns. Map of the Battle of Marathon Greek Theatre - The Trojan Women by Euripides Map of the Battle of Arbela Map of Greece During the Peloponnesian War 
 Porch of Maidens Map of the Battle of Marathon Greek Theatre - The Trojan Women by Euripides Map of the Battle of Arbela Map of Greece During the Peloponnesian War 
 
 
  History of the Alphabet Orders of Classical Greek Architecture Map of Classical Greece Map of the siege of Tyre. 
 The School of Athens History of the Alphabet Orders of Classical Greek Architecture Map of Classical Greece Map of the Siege of Tyre 
 
 
 Map of ancient Greece and the Greek colonies. Map of Alexander's Empire Heroes of the Trojan War: (left to right) Menelaus, Paris, Diomedes, Ulysses, Nestor, Achilles, and Agamemnon    
 Map of Ancient Greece and the Greek Colonies Map of Alexander's Empire Heroes of the Trojan War The Victors of Salamis   
 
 
 Greek warrior. Ancient Greece. "Discobolus" of Myron       
 Greek Hoplite Warrior  Discobolus of Myron       
 
 
Maps and pictures can greatly benefit World History students learning about ancient Greece in several ways.

Geographical Context: Maps provide students with a visual understanding of the geography of ancient Greece. They can see the locations of key city-states like Athens and Sparta, as well as important regions, such as the Peloponnese and Attica. This context helps students grasp the significance of different locations and their roles in Greek history.

Territorial Expansion: Historical maps can show how the boundaries of Greek city-states changed over time. Students can track the territorial expansion of city-states like Athens and understand the conflicts and alliances that shaped Greece's political landscape.

Trade and Colonization: Maps can illustrate the trade routes and colonies established by the Greeks, spreading their influence and culture throughout the Mediterranean. This visual representation helps students appreciate the extent of Greek cultural diffusion.

Battle Campaigns: Maps are invaluable for studying ancient battles and military campaigns. Students can follow the routes taken by Greek armies in famous conflicts like the Persian Wars or the Peloponnesian War.

Topography and Climate: Greece's diverse topography, from mountains to coastlines, influenced its culture and way of life. Maps and images can depict these features, helping students understand how they impacted Greek society, agriculture, and settlement patterns.

Archaeological Sites: Pictures of archaeological sites and ancient ruins provide a tangible connection to the past. Students can see the layout of ancient cities, temples, and theaters, gaining insights into daily life and architecture.

Art and Sculpture: Visual representations of Greek art and sculpture, such as the Parthenon friezes or statues like the Venus de Milo, offer insights into Greek aesthetics, artistic achievements, and cultural values.

Mythology and Iconography: Images can help students recognize and interpret the iconography of Greek mythology, gods, and heroes. They can see depictions of myths and understand the symbolism used in ancient art.

Comparative Analysis: Maps and images can be used for comparative analysis. Students can compare different Greek city-states, art styles, or architectural elements to understand regional variations and cultural shifts over time.

Primary Sources: Visual primary sources, such as pottery and frescoes, can provide direct glimpses into ancient Greek life, including social customs, attire, and everyday activities.

By incorporating maps and pictures into the study of ancient Greece, World History and European History students can gain a more comprehensive and engaging understanding of this influential civilization, its history, culture, and impact on the development of Western civilization.
 
 
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