Eastern Europe and Russia, AP World History p.2

Change Analysis

Society: Greece
Time Period: Foundations – 600 CE
Significant events during time period: The rise and fall of Ancient Greece, Peloponnesian Wars, Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire, and the Hellenistic period.
Characteristics at the
beginning of the time period:

Political: Direct Democracy

Social: Father/Husband is usually in charge of family.

Economic: Agricultural

Artistic: sculpture, architecture, and ceramic work

Religious: Greek Gods (Zeus, Apollo, etc.)

Intellectual: specialized in scientific thought.

Technological: Simple tools

Military: included a strong army

Geographic: contained city-states like Athens, Sparta, and Neutral Greek states between the two.

Demographic: Women were inferior to men.

Women’s Status: they couldn't become citizens

Characteristics at the
end of the time period:

Direct Democracy

Tight family structure with a husband/father in control.

Commercial agriculture, trade, slavery

Architecture emphasized monumental construction

Greek Gods (Zeus, Apollo, etc.)

Mainly interested in scientific studies of nature

Shipbuilding and navigation (Also, slavery discouraged technological advances in agriculture and manufacturing.)

Strong military organization

They gained more land eastward (from Alexander the Great’s empire)

Men and women were pretty equal, though women were still a little inferior to men.

Had vital economic functions, especially in farming and artisan families; Also, they controlled a portion of all urban property

Causes and impact of changes: The unchanging face of ordinary life influenced a new cultural movement in the near future (Christianity); Also influenced Rome.

David L. ^_^ (December 15, 2010)