HUM_2271__Study_Guide_for_2nd_Exam - HUM 2271 - STUDY GUIDE...

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HUM 2271 -- STUDY GUIDE for 2 nd EXAM Crete and the Minoan Civilization (ca. 2000-1400 B.C.E.) – King Minos and the Legend of the Minotaur; Sir Arthur Evans and the Palace of Knossos; matriarchy; bull jumping; snake goddesses and lunar symbolism Mycenean Culture (ca. 1400-1200 B.C.E.) -- Lion Gate; Agamemnon Introduction to Greek Civilization [Hellenes, Hellas, Hellenic, Hellenistic] What is the significance of the Greeks? Why are they important? Homer and The Iliad – Who was Heinrich Schliemann; Who was Homer; why was he important; definition of the epic; The Iliad’s characteristics; its main characters and story The Persian Wars –Darius and the Battle of Marathon (490 B.C.E.); Xerxes and The Hellespont, Thermopylae, and Salamis (480 B.C.E.) Ancient Greek Government Sparta : oligarchy, “laconic” speech; Thermopylae, “The Thirty Tyrants” Athens : demos ; Draco; Solon; Delos and the Delian League; Pericles; Thucycides – History of the Pelopon - nesian War and the “Funeral Oration” of Pericles; the
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