Use this World History and Western Heritage video entitled The Rise of Greek Civilization to study the development of Ancient Greece and the Ancient Greeks. Discover how the story of the modern West is more closely associated with the rise of pre-Greek or Helladic civilization. Learn that the influences on the Greek cultural tradition were Near Eastern and Asian as well as Mediterranean. Discover Helladic civilization from its origins on Minoan Crete through the development of Athenian democracy and the Persian Wars in the early 5th century BCE
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