The iron and the city

The iron and the city

The iron and the city
In Homer, ancient Greek transition from the Bronze Age to the iron age. Although early civilizations have been finalized, the society appears to have the reply to reverse phenomenon, but from the point of view of development trend of the times, the widespread use of iron is undoubtedly to progress. From tenth Century to ninth Century BC, Greece has been widely used around the iron, Athens became a center of iron. By eighth Century BC, the Greek I has been around the iron transformation of prosperity. People with heavy plough hoe, shovel and a curved iron reclamation of barren mountain, grain yield has been greatly improved. The development of handicrafts, metallurgy, shipbuilding, etc.. Between all parts of Greece, Greek and Asian and African countries, even and the western Mediterranean region have trade, exacerbate the gap between the rich and the poor and class differentiation, and finally led to the state. Then disappeared for more than 300 years in the Aegean civilization, Greece – appeared on returning to the country. These countries in a city or town as the center, combined with the near several villages as a whole, and other city states tend to have mountains and rivers and lakes as a natural boundary, a city, a state, a small country, so it is known for the Greek city states.
The size of these cities is not small, such as the size of the county is only 100 square kilometers, the big, such as the 8500 square kilometers of the. Athens was 2650 square kilometers, the most prosperous time of the population reached 400000.

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