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1 Minoan and Mycenaean Culture
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2 Minoan Crete (c. 2200-1400 BCE) - Society centered around palace structures - Expansive overseas trading network - Cultural expansion onto the Greek mainland
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3 Knossos Palace Complex
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4 Minoan Religion - Dominance of female deities - The Great Earth Mother - The Snake Goddess - The Mistress of Animals - The Goddess of Vegetatio - Female participation in religious life - The lack of urban temple complexe - Worship sites - Caves - Mountain tops - Small household shrines
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6 Linear A
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7 Thera eruption (c. 1625 BCE)
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8 Mycenaean Greece (c. 1600-1100 BCE) - Indo-European - Zeus = Dyeus = Dyaus pitar - Greek speaking - Greatly influenced by Minoan palace culture - Conquered Minoan Crete
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10 Tholos Tombs
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11 The Mycenaean Palace - The house of the King
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Unformatted text preview: -The megaron-Administrative center-State control of trade-Scribes 12 13 Linear B 14 15 16 Mycenaean Collapse (c. 1200-1150 BCE)- Part of the larger collapse of the Bronze Age-Economic specialization-Climate change- Social unrest- Systems collapse - Wide spread destruction of the palace system- Depopulation - Literary Dark Age- The end of Linear B 17 The Homeric Tradition- Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey composed (c.750-725 BCE)-Use as a historical document describing Mycenaean Greece- Result of an oral tradition 18 Schliemann’s Troy 19 The Search for Homeric Troy- Troy VI – Destroyed by earthquake- Troy VIIA – Destroyed by fire - Possible link to the Sea Peoples migration...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Flanery during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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