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Living in a poor agricultural land, the sea gave them the avenue for trade and to send out their surplus populations to establish new cities around the Mediterranean and Black Sea littorals. It was also a primary means for piracy and warfare.

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Because their land consisted of rocky islands and a penninsula. Not too much could be grown or farmed there, so they took to ships to go out and trade with the rest of the world.

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Greece is a peninsula and a series of islands. The land is rocky and mountainous, so food is difficult to grow. Therefore, becoming fishermen was the logical outcome of the situation.

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