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Ancient Greeks Outline Early Greece Geography Economy Minoan Crete and the Mycenean Greeks Sir Arthur Evans, archaeology on Crete Destruction of Minoan civilization Indo-European settlers in Greece War with Troy? DARK AGES (100-750 b.c.) Homeric Epics Oral History from Dark Ages? Illiad (Trojan War) Odyssey (Journeys of Ulysses) Foundation of Greek Culture Common elements: language, gods, Homeric culture Heroic Ideal Courage, loyalty, “deathless glory” AFTER DARK AGES Adopt Phoenician alphabet idea but ADD VOWELS Widely varying City-States MILITARY TRADITION From ARISTOCRATIC Cavalry Single combat To COMMON Hoplites (heavily armed infantry) Phalynx (8-deep rectangular formation) PERMANENT CONFLICT THE BASIS OF GREEK LIFE From individual to state level: dominate or be dominated Greek City-States Polis Acropolis Agora Conflict as the root idea of Greek culture COLONIES Begin in the DARK AGES (1000 – 750 b.c.) The islands The DORIANS take over the Peleponnesus
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Citizenship Who qualified? Inventing “politics”
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