Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 10: Mediterranean Society: The Greek Phase

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Compare and contrast the development of early Greek societies.
  • Explain the origins and the influence of the polis within classical Greek society, including the similarities and differences between Athens and Sparta.
  • Identify key features of Greek colonization throughout the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean basin and explain the reasons behind Greek-Persian conflict.
  • Explain the rise of the Macedonians and the emergence of the Alexandrian and Hellenistic empires.
  • Discuss the role of trade in the integration of the Mediterranean basin.
  • Identify and discuss features of Greek family and social life.
  • Explain the key features and impact of classical Greek intellectual and cultural achievements.
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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