Ancient Greek Geography, Space Photo View

        From space, this view of Greece illustrates how the mountainous interior forced inhabitants of this region to become seafarers for commerce, and to learn defensive tactics involving high places (akropoli) to protect themselves from seafaring invaders.  Switch between the photograph and the hyperlinked map until you can readily identify the following places relevant to the literature, moving from right to left: Troy (just out of the image), Lesbos, Athens, Argos/Mycenae, Pylos, Sparta, and Ithaka.