Location / Geography:
The Ancient Greeks were located, well, where modern Greece is today: the
Mediterranean Sea. Most Greek cities were located on the Northern shores of the
Mediterranean, but there were colonies on most of the islands and other shores as
well. Most of the land that the Greeks inhabited was rocky and mountainous, so
travel to other cities by land was dangerous and took a long time. What little
land wasn't rocky was very well-suited for farming. The climate was warm
and moist, and it rarely snowed, except in the higher mountains.