Myceanean_Civilization - and in several classical Greek...

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MYCENEAN CIVILIZATION MYCENEAN CIVILIZATION Ca. 1600 Ca. 1600 - - 12 B.C.E. 12 B.C.E.
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Ca. 1600 B.C.E. a warlike, aggressive people settled in the Peloponnesus, creating the powerful, fortreess- like city-state called MYCENAE. It has long been speculated that the Mycenaeans overran the Minoans on Crete, ending that culture around 1400 B.C.E., but that has not been proven.
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< We do know that Mycenae led a coalition of Greek city-states against the city-state of Troy in a 10-year-long siege from 1194-1184 in the TROJAN WAR . < One of the great warrior-kings of Mycenae who figures prominently in both Homer’s Iliad
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Unformatted text preview: and in several classical Greek tragedies was Agamemnon , bother of Menelaus, King of Sparta . The ruins of the hill-top citadel of Mycenae were identified in 1876 by the German-American amateur archeologist Heinrich Schliemann , after Schliemann had already located the long-lost city of TROY Mycenae was an almost impregnable fortress with narrow streets and the famous Lion Gate entrance The so-called Lion Gate was a post-and-lintel construc-tion topped by two lions flanking a pedestal Even in ruins today, Mycenae presents the image of a formidable defensive citadel...
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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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