Ch.2 Notes - Classicism- style marked by the qualities of...

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Classicism- style marked by the qualities of clarity, simplicity, regularity, balance and proportion, a style expressive of moderation and dignity Ancient Greek Civilizations Minoan culture o Prosperous and seafaring o Enjoyed sense of security o Palace of Minos at Knossos o Honored fertility gods o Earthquake devastated Minoan civilization Mycenaean Civilization o Militant and aggressive people o Built cyclopean walls, master stonemasons o Buried rulers in beehive-shaped tombs o Mycenaean’s attacked Troy and the 10 yr old war provided basis for the Iliad and the Odyssey The Heroic Age o Dorian’s destroyed Mycenaean civilization o Iliad Story of Achilles o Odyssey Story of Odysseus The Greek Gods o Theogony The Birth of the Gods Describes origins of the universe and the birth of the gods Greek City-States and the Persian Wars o Greece consisted of some two hundred city-states All shared same language, traditions, and religion Each polis governed itself, issued its own coinage, and prepared military defense o Persian were defeated by united Greece Herodotus wrote “Persian Wars” Began investigating comparative cultures Became known as “father of history” Athens and the Golden Age The Athens of Pericles o Led Athens to democracy o Peloponnesian Wars The Olympic Games o Athletic competitions
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course HUMA 1301 taught by Professor Holt during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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Ch.2 Notes - Classicism- style marked by the qualities of...

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