Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 01/31/2008 Why start with the Creeks...

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Lecture 2 01/31/2008 Why start with the Creeks if we know that other peoples lived in that area before them? Minoans (e ) - and Mycenaeans (Mycenae)e – not much is known about them. Lack of continuous history. Achaean c P w “ “ l “ “ , A — g = Greek Ancient Greek History I Dark Ages (c.1100-776 B.C.) – The traditional date of the Trojan e War is considered 1184 B.C. Very little evidence from this period of time. II Archaic e Age (776-480 B.C.) – First Olympiad happened in 776. The polis e (city-states) began to grow. Colonization was important. There is evidence from this period but most of it is fragmented e . III Classical e Age (480-338 B.C.) – The heyday e of Athenian e democracy and culture. Pentekontaetia (480-430 B.C.) – The main 5 decade period. The Golden age of Athenian culture. We tend to see the Greek culture through the bias of Athens. We don’t know that much about the rest of Ancient Greece (Sparta e ( - ), etc.) IV Hellenistic Age (338 B.C. – ) – The spread of Greek cultural influence and gradual e demise e of Greece. Alexander the Great (Macedonian e ) played an important part. Homer is thought to have lived in 8 th Century B.C. ( circa 800-850 B.C.) Iliad ( u 7 , - ) is thought to have been created in 750-725 B.C.
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course EUR 101 taught by Professor Westphalen during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 01/31/2008 Why start with the Creeks...

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