Introduction_to_Greek_Civ - the narrow, 2-mile-wide strait...

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ANCIENT GREECE ANCIENT GREECE MINOAN CIVILIZATION MYCENEAN CIVILIZATION HELLENIC CIVILIZATION HELLENISTIC CIVILIZATION
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LAND OF THE GREEKS
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Greek Terms : HELLAS – the Greek word for Greece HELLENES – what the Greeks called themselves HELLENIC – refers to the culture of Greece itself, especially Athens in the 4 th and 5 th centuries B.C.E. HELLENISTIC – means “Greek-like” and pertains to the empire of Alexander the Great in the 2 nd century B.C.E.
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Unformatted text preview: the narrow, 2-mile-wide strait of water dividing Europe from Asia across which Xerxes of Persia built two pontoon bridges in 480 B.C.E. The Hellespont [lit. Greek Bridge] What is the significance of the Greeks and why do we study them ? 1. THEY WERE THE FIRST TRULY WESTERN CIVILIZATION. 2. THEY WERE THE FIRST TRULY HUMANISTIC CIVILIZATION. 3. THEY INFLUENCED ALL OTHER WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HUMANITIES hum2271 taught by Professor Richards during the Spring '08 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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