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Unformatted text preview: called the Ionians and created the Ionic dialect in Ionia. They became the most prosperous and civilized part of Greece at the time. In Homers time (750-600 BC), Greeks were organized into city-states where each one was politically independent from the other poleis (polis) which were ruled by kings. These contained temples, homes, a marketplace and communication that were surrounded by the sea which made it fortified. The people considered themselves as citizens, not just subjects ruled by a single authority. The early-Iron Age was also considered the Geometric Age because a lot of the art and the pottery contained simple and geometric designs. There were no people or animal. These simple patterns become more complicated and eventually some geometric images. About 750 BC, a new alphabet emerges....
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 121 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at UNC.
- Spring '07