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Unformatted text preview: Meanwhile, back on mainland Greece, either by coincidence or they saw it as an opportunity, the “Dorian Invaders” commenced their attack from the north. Cities and towns were plundered and burnt to the ground. According to Morkot, some towns were abandoned and never reoccupied, others were rebuilt and some even grew in size.(Morkot, 32) These happenings could be attributed to the idea that as word spread of the attack, towns were vacated and the people moved south to larger more fortified cities like Thebes, Athens, and Mycenae where they would have a better chance for survival. This would lead to an overcrowding of cities and the easy spread of diseases. This, combined with the many casualties from the Mycenaean attack on the Hittites and failure of their attack on the Egyptians, would explain the severe decrease in population. Because of their loses on the battlefield and from the raiding of their homeland, the Mycenaean Civilization came to an end....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course CAMS 100 taught by Professor Lunt,davidjames during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.
- Fall '07