3 Dark Age, Geometric Style in art, colonization and the alphabet

3 Dark Age, Geometric Style in art, colonization and the alphabet

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“Dark Age”, Geometric Style in Art, colonization and the alphabet After the end of the Bronze Age, it seems that the Greeks made life more simple. They go to subsistence farming. The economy is under a lot of stress. 1100-800 BC – Dark Ages -Iron Age lasts from about this long- until 700BC. -We do not find a lot of large buildings and graves with treasure in them. There are a lot of warriors’ belonging in them. At this point, trade practically ended and the Greeks stayed focused on themselves. By the 8 th century BC, the Greeks have moved around a lot after a mass migration to more places like Asia Minor and other islands. This is nearing the end of the Iron Age. - Doric Dialect - these people moved south and occupied the Peloponnesian and other islands and created this dialect. They are ancestors of the Spartans. -Also at this time, a group of people settled further south and they were
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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.

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