Ancient Greece was much different from what we experience today in the world as in society, economics, government, and everyday tasks. One of the main reasons we are different is because of our unique environments, because they demand different actions from us.
Greeces meddeterian climate kept greece at a constant warm temperature that would rarley go below around forty degrees, with an exeption of the mountains where beacuse of the altitude it would sometimes snow. greece itself was divided into three regions, the coast, the lowlands, and the mountains.
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Greece's economy relied much on trade from other countries because of the poor quality of the soil. Since Greece also consists of many islands, there is not much room to grow crops. Although it was hard for them to grow crops, they were able to grow herbs and vegetables well, especially olives, and they also used bees for their honey regularly.
One thing that greece is plentyful of is marble quarries. they used this in their archetecture that is still considred beautiful. beacuse of the strength of the stone they were able to construct much bigger and spacious buildings than other countries. Their mathamaticians desighned the buildings so that they could use the materials more efficiently and they alighned the buildings so the perspective matched the surroundings.
The main crafts of Greece, where pottery and metalwork which were almost completely produced by slaves. this was also a large part of the trade economy because the location of Greece made it easy for the metal ore and clay to be accessed. two other major exports of Greece were olive oil and wine.
Part of the trade system was their currency, which was different for each city-state. The currencies were made of gold and silver at first, then bronze coins were introduced later. The currency system made a profit whenever someone wanted to make an exchange of currency when they entered a new area.
The currency that was in use in greece at that time was called the drachma. a worker in that time could make about two drachma a day, a skilled worker like a doctor or sculptor could make up to six every day and a unskilled worker could make a half drachma a day. A days pay for a average worker would pay for that days meal
One thing that was especially unique to greece was the Agora. An Agora was the central marketplace in the city where people did not only trade and sell, but also talk about politics, philosophy, and talk with friends. each Agora had a temple on either side as well as other official bulildings such as council buildings and courts. Three types of officials oversaw the trades. the first made sure that sellers were not shortchanging their coustemers, the secound saw that the goods were of quality, and the third oversaw grain trade.
The taxation system of Greece was not entirely developed and there was only the direct tax of the extremely rich, which was usually only enforced when...