Lecture 1-09-08 - Lecture 1: - Attica (Athens), Illusis,...

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Lecture 1: - Attica (Athens), Illusis, Corinth Major city states - BCE – before common era 2000 BCE Late Bronze Age (Mycenaean age) c. 1600 1500 BCE Phoenician syllabic writing appears – Greeks borrowed this in 800 BCE 1250 Trojan War Dark Age – not much writing, poetry Mycenaen cities are destroyed 800 BCE Archaic Period – Greek alphabet invented Epic cycle poets – continue Illiad and Odyssey Xenophenes – 6 th century philosopher 500 BCE Classical period w/ end of Persian Wars, 480 BCE 323 BCE Hellenistic Period begins w/ end of Alexander the Great 146 BCE Roman Empire Greece becomes a Roman province Myth “uoθos” – authoritative truthful utterance; not thought of as fiction - used when powerful men had something to say - tends to take place in remote past - legend – deals with historical figures Time: Folktale – characters may or may not be historical; not thought to be truthful Myth – because it concerns the Gods, it is still important today
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