Ancient Greek Trade

Greece has a very rich tradition in maritime trade. The introduction of trade into the Greek culture was one of the most defining points in the history of ancient Greece. Simple transactions set the stage for larger scale trade to come. As trade the Greek city states (especially Athens) began to export many goods, including beautiful decorative items , and ships. The most common ship in ancient Greece was the cargo ship ,only second to the Greek warship. These cargo ships were used to transport goods which made ancient Greece prosperous.

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