Early Greece

Early Greece - Early Greece 9-9-09 Introduction and...

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Early Greece 9-9-09 Introduction and Geography Importance of Greece o Concepts of art Greek architecture (Parthenon) o Political terms Polis- city-state o Rational thought Critical thinking Socrates, etc. Geography o 4 places that were Greek Greece Proper Western Asia Minor Sicily All tiny Islands in between o Very mountainous, dependant and very close to the sea Early Civilizations Minoan Civilization 2200-1400 BC o began on Crete and drifted to mainland o Language- linear A (oldest language found in Crete) Not Greek, but a Persian language Minoans may have been Persian in origin Disappears and is replaced by Mycenaean
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Destroyed by Mycenaean and possibly could be the Philistines Mycenaean Civilization 1500-1200 BC o First Greek civilization o Linear B language which is Greek o Destroyed Minoans o Catastrophe in 1200 BC Dark Ages 1200-700 BC – no idea what happened in these 500 years Theory’s Dorian Invasion that overran Greece and scattered the population
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