What did the merchants buy in the colonies for resale in the cities of Greece?
July 27, 2021 | education|
The Greeks were the first after the Phoenicians to create colonies outside their country, this was facilitated by the fact that Greece was not much like the agricultural civilizations of the Middle East, but was more like Phenicia (mountainous relief, little fertile land, high role of foreign trade). They founded many colonies, from southern Spain to Colchis (Phasis, aka Poti).
For resale in Greece, they bought such goods: incense, luxury clothing, leather and ivory from North Africa, gold, salt from Italy, carpets from Carthage, Syrian incense and metal products, grain from Egypt and the Black Sea region.
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