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AEGEAN PREHISTORY CYCLADIC CIVILIZATION MINOAN CIVILIZATION
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Aegean
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Cycladic>Cyclades=islands arranged in a circle (cycle) around the notional centre of Delos Delos: birthplace of Apollo and a famous sanctuary of ancient Greeks
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Near East big wealth agricult., husbandry early literacy a world of images states and empires not associated with western origins Aegean small poverty fishing, trade preliterate society Images rare and special small scale societies “origins of west. civilization”
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“Frying pan”: 2500-2200 BCE (text. p. 80 has typo)
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Ca 2500 BCE
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Compare and contrast
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Minoan Civilization Crete
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CRETE: stepping-stone to Africa/N.East
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CRETE: stepping stone to Aegean
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CRETE: mostly mountains up to 8000ft
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Highest Mt: IDA or Psiloreites
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CRETE: mountains: important
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Unformatted text preview: resources/economic activities Crete: Mts:economy and religion: e.g.Idaian Cave Crete: dramatic landscapes Crete: palatial states centered on palaces, e.g. Knossos, capital of legendary king Minos Knossos : lower level Knossos: religious center (view of west side of central court) KNOSSOS: religious center Bull rhyton: one more link in an endless Mediterranean story KNOSSOS: context for ceremonies Knossos: production/redistributive center, e.g. Kamares ware Palaces: bureaucratic centers of administration • Systematic archives of resources: Tablets of logistical character in Linear A (non Greek) and Linear B (Greek). Minoan Art:characteristics: naturalism/miniaturism Minoan Art: playfulness Minoan Art: religious art...
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2010 for the course ARH 302 taught by Professor Dontremember during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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