The Role Of Trade In The Classical Civilization

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Trade in the Classical Period The Classical Civilizations, created a foundation of cultures, religions, government values, architecture, and additional contributions. The civilizations consisted of Greece, Rome, China, and India, which contributed many aspects of the world today. Without these civilizations, our current ways of life would be much different than they are. One main benefit from them was trading. Each civilization influenced each other in their ways and growth of trade. Trade in the classical civilization was a significant impact that shaped so much of the coming world. China was a strikingly impactful civilization when it came to trade. China used the Silk Road to trade, it connected China to the Middle East and Europe. China’s way of trade began a way for other civilizations to interact with one another. They traded all the goods that they produced such as medicine, silk, pottery, paper, gunpowder, gold, rugs, and more.…show more content…
They used the Mediterranean Sea to connect to surrounding communities and civilizations. The trade flourished throughout the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, and Arabian Sea with Greece. The classical Greece civilization was considered the Hellenic period. During the Hellenic period, Greece traded cereal, wine, cheese, honey, olives, animal meats, figs, tools, olive oil, perfumes, wool, and many more in addition. Greece traded with Turkey, Gibraltar, and Italy. Transportation in Greece was difficult due to many mountain ranges. Sea was their main source of transportation. Trade had helped influence Greek art for the reason that they were able to share art of Greek Gods, pottery, and paintings. Greece believed in multiple Gods and mythical stories. They also had spread of their religion by trade but not as impactful as China and India had. Trade did impact Greece because they were able to show and spread their art and religion with surrounding civilizations and

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