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Greeks' Contribution to the Development of Civilization in the West

Ancient Greek enclaves needed to be organized and competitive. The many tribes and city-states that dotted the ancient Greek peninsula had many cultural features in common. However, though sharing similar social structures, a common language and a relatively universal religion, these groupings of Greek societies were nonetheless often at odds with one another. In a harsh land, competitiveness flourished as scarcity reigned.

Another contributing factor, according to Garland, may have been the sea. He explains that because the Greeks were compelled to trade by sea (owing to a lack of natural resources as well as to the mountain ranges to the north), "the Greeks came to develop a flexible response to the outside world whereas landlocked states...

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