Part I: Athens, Pages 9 through 47
• Following the Mycenaean civilization collapse in Greece in 1200 BC, the "Dark Age of Greece" occurs.
• To survive a hostile environment as the budding democracy grows, Athenians build walls to protect their cities, build up a navy, and make sure they have food and water supplies.
• Court systems are established, and the daily life of the Athenian emerge, complete with education, marriage, childbirth, and democratic government.
• Athenians work as farmers, craftsmen, laborers, and bankers.
Part I: Athens, Pages 48 through 102
• The houses of Athens are well built, of varying styles and materials, but many have the same basic room structure.
• The gods are important to Athenians, and they build temples and statues in tribute to them.
• Athenians often hold festivals, where athletic events, poetry, music, and other games are popular for the men, although women are generally excluded.
• The theater is developed in Greece, and...
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