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Unformatted text preview: PRE-CLASSICAL GREECE: Forging an Identity Timeline of Ancient Greece • Minoan period, c. 2500-1600 BCE • Mycenaean period, c. 1600-1200 BCE • Dark Age, c. 1200-700 • Archaic Period, c. 700-480 (Greek victory in Persian Wars) • Classical Period, 480-323 (death of Alexander) • Hellenistic Period, 323-146 (Roman invasion of Greece) View from Island of Crete Minoan Period- 2500-1600 BCE – Minoan civilization on Crete, center for cultural and economic trade- Discovered by Sir Arthur Evans - palace at Cnossos in Crete in 1899 Minoan Period • Society and Culture : palace-based, towns surrounding palaces, Linear A writing, female goddesses Minoan Period • Destruction : c. 1600 - probably arrival of Mycenaeans Mural showing games with bulls, Palace of Cnossos Images of Women, Palace of Cnossos Mycenaean period • Discovery : Heinrich Schliemann - excavation of Mycenae (1870-1890) Lion’s Gate, Mycenae Grave Circle A, Mycenae Mycenae, Ruins and Artist’s Reconstruction Mycenaean period...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course HIST 141 taught by Professor Fraser,e during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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