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Unformatted text preview: Ancient Greece: Chapter Three- The Dark Age Saturday, January 28, 2006 3:15 PM Timeline: o 1000 BC: Almost all important Mycenaean sites except Athens by now destroyed o 1000-900 BC: Period of most severe depopulation and reduced agriculture o 900-800 BC: Early revival of population and agriculture; iron beginning to be in use for tools and weapons o 800 BC: Greek trading contacts with Al Mina in Syria o 776 BC: First Olympic Games o 775 BC: Euboeans found trading post on Ischia in the Bay of Naples o 750-700 BC: Homeric poetry recorded in writing after Greeks learn to write again, using a Phoenician alphabet modified with vowels; Hesiod composes his poetry; oracle of Apollo at Delphi already famous 1. A Period of Transition a. The Near East recovered from it's Dark Age by 900 BC much faster then Greece b. Economy and Society in the Early Dark Age i. Greeks lost knowledge of writing when Mycenaean civilization was...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course HIS 116 taught by Professor Crawford during the Spring '08 term at Mount St. Marys College.
- Spring '08
- Ancient Greece