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Ancient Greece Jan. 23, 2008 Exam 1 Surviving the Fall of the Mycenaean Civilization (1100-750 BC) o Period after Minoan and Mycenaean o Mycenaean civilization falls around 1100 BC o Why is this period called the Dark Ages? Period of cultural decline before the renaissance Culture declined before the height of Rome; and writing was lost Lack of archeological evidence o What remains in Greece? Athens > continues to be settled on during the dark ages Peloponnesus We have a couple of cities City of Corinth > shipping power Located extremely fortunately on the port of Corinth Lots of movement through Greece to the east Effects of the Fall of Mycenae (expected effects) o Period of a lot of migration (lots to the east) o Economic: palaces were central economic centers Econ declined because of no more trading Fewer luxury goods (like golden masks) Not much metal (bronze is no longer easily available) Technological deficiency o Population decline Greeks cannot support as many people with fewer resources for food Less food = less population
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course CC 31915 taught by Professor Beaulieu during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Ancient Greece Jan 23 - Ancient Greece Jan. 23, 2008 Exam 1...

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