How did the sea effect the lives of the ancient Greeks?
A. Many became farmers and grew many different types of crops B. Many became hunters and gatherers C. Many became shop keepers and sold goods for a living D. Many became fishermen, sailors, and traders
The sea affected the lives of ancient Greeks by teaching them to become fishermen, sailors and traders. Since ancient Greece was covered with immense terrain and enormous sea, they had no other choice but to fend for themselves and use whatever resources they have which includes knowing the methods of using the sea for their own advantage. Trading was very important in ancient Greece as they heavily relied on it to get the goods they needed – they do this either by trading among city-states or through boats which carry the goods they exchange for something of equal value.
Fishing proved to be a valuable trait for them, because the sea was a great source of fish – it can easily be traded because it was an important part of their diet. Realizing that trading goods through the use of boats was beneficial, they learned how to be sailors to get other goods from the mainland. It was not easy to be a sailor as they had no compass in the early days and they relied mainly by watching the stars.