There are many different sides to the debate, however, three positions seems to have been most commonly taken. For example, one explanation for the establishment of the Greek polis in the 623 and 709 centuries B.C.E is based on the geography of the ancient Greek empire and the population pressure during this time of the 7th and 8th centuries B.C.E. "With the country being composed of mountains, islands, and small farming valleys, this naturally caused division of the people into discrete, small population centers with their own language and religious groups" (Flensted-Jensen190). This harsh geography of rugged mountains and islands caused the polis to develop independently of one another, because they were isolated
Greece is a very mountainous area. They didn't have ways of communication during ancient times, so there were many differences. They became split into city-states, and often went to war with each other.
The core of the answer is correct. After the fall of the Mycenean civ ~1100 BC the first city-states emerged in the 9th century BC. Though they all consider themselfs as Greeks, each city wanted for its self the limited sources that the greek mainland had to offer (as it IS a very mountainous area-limited agricultural output, fair mineral output). Each sity state controled a large area around it. That area was determined mainly from geography (mountain ridges and rivers).
So geography : provided limited resources that cities had to fight for, and made it easier for each city to have a certain area of domain. Also the nearby richest settlements of each city (southern Italy,sicely, coast of Asia Minor) made each city even more powerfull and reluctant to unite under the rule of just one city-state.
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The geographical area encouraged nomadic tribes to take over a section of land amongst the mountains and settle, establishing city-states. These city-states had no desire to unify as they valued their own governance and independence, and were suspicious of, and often at war with, their neighbours.
Rugged geography creates mountains which makes transportation more difficult in Greece which leads to difficulties in communication while the mountains separate them from each other.
it develops wars and fighting in the city -States
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Greece was built in between many rocky mountains and hills. This separated it and developed induvuidual city-states.
greek communities were often separated by mountains or other natural barriers which led to isolationism. thus, greek communities had individual governments and unique customs which led to separate identities and inhibited unity. also the greek city-states were frequently at war with each other which led to an even greater distrust of foreigners. in addition until Philip II greece had never been unified by one government.
Megara is an ancient Greek city-state. People had a lot of freedom in Megara. There were mountains, such as Mount Lycabettus.
The difference between geographical unity and political unity is what is united. In geographical unity, it's about the geography, and with political unity, it's about the politics
ενότητα (enotita) unity.
Greek religious festivals with competitions contributed to their cultural unity or panhellenism.
The Greek scholar Eratosthenes is called The Father of Geography.
infinity and unity
Strabo's Geography was written about 24 AD. He was a Greek geographer and historian that lived in Asia Minor.
The ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes is called the "father of geography" for that reason.
Infinity, Eternity, Unity
Physics, geography, photograph
Geography is derived from two Greek words namely GEO and GRAPHEIN and when combined is called GEOGRAPHIA which means to draw, write and describe the earth