Archaic Greek Civilization - Archaic Greek-1

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Hist 1001 Week Four – Archaic Greek Civilization: Archaic Greece I. Dark Ages, 1000-750 BC a. Knowledge of writing disappears b. Cities disappear i. People living in villages and farms ii. Exception is city of Athens II. Archaic Age, 750-550 BC a. Characteristics i. Writing comes back 1. Phoenician Alphabet ii. Oracles 1. Delphi iii. Olympic Games 1. 776 BCE iv. Trade comes back 1. Oil and wine v. coinage b. Poets and Pre-Socrates i. Sappho 1. Woman 2. Lyric poetry 3. Bisexual? ii. Hesiod 1. Theogony 2. Stories of Titans, Olympian gods, etc
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iii. Homer 1. Iliad and Odyssey a. 750 – 720 BCE 2. Arête a. Honor, excellence, courage c. Pre-Socratics i. Thales of Miletus 1. Miletus on Ionian Coast 2. Earthquakes a. Earth was a disk floating on water ii. Anaximander 1. Student of Thales 2. “All is Aperion – the infinite, the boundless” 3. Believed the earth was a cylinder and we lived on top of it a. Surrounded by water surrounded by air surrounded by fire 4. On the Nature of Things
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