What effect did geography have on the early civilization of greece?

Geography had a profound effect on the early civilization (and also later) of Greece in the ancient world. With the rugged land-terrain preventing easy unification or domination by any one group, distinct Greek populations were forced to for themselves and develop according to their own particular conditions and inspirations. Thus, great variety was possible, which gave rise to distinct accomplishments of distinct kinds. Further, the dominance of water around Greece and its many islands forced the Greeks to become outstanding sea-farers. This skill enabled them to defend themselves from invasion and spread their culture to the far corners of the Mediterranean Basin.