gm8 - ecture#29.27.2010 L Introduction:HistoryandContext

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Lecture #2 9.27.2010     Introduction: History and Context A Brief History of Greek Mythmaking o The Archaic Period: 700-500 bCE Writing introduced Homer circulated during this period Picture #1:  Lion of Loulis, kea, c. 600 BCE Picture #2  Kouros, Athens, The National Museum, c. 550 BCE o The Classical Period: 500-323 BCE “Golden Era” (Plato, Socrates, Aristotle) Athens 500 population Democracy by elite men.  Slave Society (elites could discuss ideas) Differed from Sparta Picture #3:  Pericles, Athenian statesman, d. 429 BCE Picture #4:  Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs, pediments of the  Temple of Zeus at Olympia, c. 450 BCE Picture #5:  Socrates philospher, executed in 399 BCE o The Hellenistic Period: 323-31 BCE Greece turned into several kingdoms after democracy failed Alexander the Greats attempt at globalization
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