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Unformatted text preview: 4. commerce and industry a. trade with others for supplies such as grain (Middle East, Italy/Sicily, Egypt) b. industries such as jar-making for shipping (jars called amphorae) 5. literacy and learning a. created a broader cultural memory b. addition to the tool kit c. added myth to the spiritual aspect—a narrative exposition of the truth in which everything is true but the story itself II. Athens a. Legacy in Literature i. Largest number of literate peoples ii. Most collections of literature written about it b. Only place of continual habitation in Greece (that is known) c. Urban Democracy—foundation for present democracy i. Ecclesia town meetings ii. Bureaucrats and elected officials d. Mythic History i. One of the major units of Greek Mythology finds its basis in Athens (Homer, Herod, Stories of Athens, Stories of Thebes, Stories of Herecles, Stories of Argos) ii. Legendary King of Athens: Theseus 1. slayed the minotaur...
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- Fall '05
- Greek Mythology, ethnos, broader cultural memory, industry a. trade, relationship state