Ancient Greece Jan 18

Ancient Greece Jan 18 - Ancient Greece Exam 1 The Mycenaean...

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Ancient Greece Jan 18, 2008 Exam 1 The Mycenaean Age (ca. 1600-1100 BC) o Minoan and Mycenaean were more advanced than Greeks Sophisticated style of architecture Wealthier Advanced metal working techniques o Name came from palace of Mycenae Capitol of Mycenaean civilization Largest of Mycenaean palaces o Palaces: Mycenae Always visible = huge! Always knew where it was Placed on high hills surrounded by valleys Easily defensible spot Tiryns Halls were like a vault Huge building Sophisticated architecture Large masonry and built on a monumental scale Pylos Southwestern Greece Has no defense wall On the coast > has direct access to the sea Opposite way of building from Minoan Gla Entire massive plateau
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Impregnable Defensive mentality Lerna Towers First expression of towers as defensive walls Soldiers stay on guard Athenian Acropolis Home to Mycenaean palace Naturally impregnable Gigantic masonry Menelaion at Sparta Named after the husband of Helen of Troy All Mycenaean palaces in Greece (except Pylos) are concerned with defense o War like society as opposed to the mercantile Minoan society Mycenaean palaces were destroyed around 1100 BC
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  • Spring '07
  • Beaulieu
  • Mycenaean Greece, Mycenaean civilization, Mycenae Capitol of Mycenaean civilization Largest of Mycenaean palaces

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