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Department
Geography
Course
Geography 2050A/B
Professor
Leichelle Little
Semester
Winter

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Origins Of The European Peoples Greek and Roman Heritage 1/14/2014 11:30 AM Europe As Territorial Grounds Of Classical Civilizations Western Civilization • Medieval Europe is the first Christian civilization in Europe • Before Medieval Europe, the Greeks and Romans were not Christian • Big emphasis on enlightenment Greek Civilization • The Greeks built an amazing empire around the Mediterranean, plus some fringe areas, like Britain • Aristotle • Archimedes The Greeks • Centered their social and political life on the polis • Agora • Encouraged the principles of democracy, freedom, rationality and agency (legacy of Western civilization) • Encouraged participation, intellectuals, art • Greek geography: Minoans (Crete) and Mycenaeans (Hellenic peninsula) • Later also Macedonia ruled by Alexander the Great • Venus of Milo o Venus = Goddess of love The Romans • Great architects and engineers • Development of urban areas
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