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The Ancient Greeks

Greek Society and Economy


Seat work
Students will quietly enter the room, find your seats and
discuss your three sticky notes on pages 306-311 with
your row group.
Central Question:
What are the different roles people played in Greek
culture and what kind of responsibilities did they have?
(6.5j)
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Some Greeks established colonies on what seas?
Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Were free Greek women citizens?
No
What is a person who paid rent, either in money or
crops, to grow crops on somebody elses land?
Tenant farmers
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Community Groups
Think about groups in your community. Might some of
those groups also have existed in ancient Greece?

Identify

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Predict

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Key Ideas
Greek society was divided according to wealth
and legal status.
Women had clear roles and few rights in the
Greek city-states.
Geography and limited resources spurred
conquest, trade, and colonization.

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Key Terms
tenant farmera person who paid rent,
either in money or crops, to grow crops on
somebody elses land
metica resident foreigner
slaverythe ownership and control of other
people as property

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Ancient Greek Women


Free Greek women were noncitizens.
Womens status varied from city-state to city-state.

Greek women oversaw most household duties.

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How did the role and status of women


differ in Sparta and Athens?

Athenian
Women

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Both

Spartan
Women

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Land Ownership and Status


What part did landownership play
in determining a persons standing
in Greek society?
How did tenant farmers differ
from landowners?
How did people become slaves
in ancient Greece?

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What status did noncitizens


have in Greek society?
Noncitizens in Greek Society

Women

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Metics

Slaves

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Effects of Overpopulation
and Land Hunger
The ancient Greeks had limited farmland and
resources to support a growing population.
Some Greek city-states conquered their
neighbors to acquire land and resources.
Some Greeks established colonies on the
Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.
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What did the Greeks consider


an ideal site for a colony?

Ideal Site
for a Colony

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Effects of Mediterranean Trade


In what ways did trading affect
the cultures of the Mediterranean?
What effect did trading have
on the social structure of Greece?

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