Lecture Notes - Mycenae

Lecture Notes - Mycenae - 8. Not as literature 9. Not as...

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Making of the Modern World 1: Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization Professor Scott L. Vandehey Fall 2008, Track D “The Mycenaeans: A Fragile Alliance” Nov. 17 th , 2008 Overview of the day 0. The Greek world, 1500 BC 1. The Mycenaeans 2. How this relates to MMW1 3. Foreshadowing The Illiad The Greek World, 1500 BC 4. Small city states 5. Extensive trade 6. Economic alliances and allies 7. Greece 0. Not unified 1. Cultural group 8. Troy 2. Western end of Hittite Empire Mycenae, 1500 BC 9. Major center 10. Huge stronghold / citadel 11. Hillside fortification surrounded by fields and villages 12. Entire period is referred to as Mycenaean to refer to Greeks 13. Agamemnon’s city Mycenae, 1000 BC 0. By 1200 BC Mycenae begins to decline 0. Politically 1. Economically 1. Symptomatic of rest of area 2. By 1000 BC most of Greece in decline 2. Cities burned 3. Invasion? 0. Hittites? 1. Northerners? 4. Drought? 5. Revolt?
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Why Mycenae in MMW1? 3. Social organization 2. Foragers 3. Neolithic settlements 4. Kingdoms 5. Empires 4. Mycenaeans: 6. More organized than kingdoms 7. Not quite an empire 5. Historical reading
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Unformatted text preview: 8. Not as literature 9. Not as complete truth 10. Preview to MMW2-6 Before The Iliad 6. War between Greeks and the city of Troy over Helen 7. Helen 11. Marries Menelaus from Sparta 12. Kidnapped by Paris 8. Paris 13. Son of Priam, king of Troy 14. Pisses off Hera & Athena in favor of Aphrodite 15. Kidnaps Helen 9. Achilles & other Greeks 16. Leaders of city-states 17. Led by Agamemnon The Iliad , part 1 14. Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, leads Greeks against Troy 15. 9 th year of war 16. Agamemnon is in charge, but not in control 3. Cooperation 4. Honor Achilles 17. Achilles, great warrior for Greeks 18. Agamemnon pisses off Achilles 19. Achilles goes and cries in his tent because Agamemnon takes away his woman 5. Honor 6. No overarching authority 20. War continues Greek Gods 21. Patrons of cities 22. Patrons of emotions 23. What does this say about how the Greeks understood themselves and their place in the universe?...
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