myth presentation - • Conquests of Alexander the Great...

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Brief Overview of Ancient Greek Culture
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Greek Geography
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Greek History Bronze Age (~3000 – 1200 BC) Epic Age (1200 – 700 BC) Archaic Period (700 – 500 BC) Classical Period (500 – 300 BC) Hellenistic Period (300 – 30 BC)
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Bronze Age Greece Inhabitation by Indo-Europeans Minoan civilization on Crete Rise of the Mycenaeans on mainland Greece
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Epic Age Greece Loss of written technology Composition of epic poetry
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Archaic Period Reinvention of writing using Phoenician alphabet Development of the polis Growth in seaborne commerce Rise of Persian Empire
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Classical Period Foundation of the Athenian Democracy (508) Persian invasion of Greece Battle of Marathon (490) Battle of Salamis (480) Growth of Athenian culture and empire Peloponnesian War (431-404)
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Hellenistic Period Rise of Macedon under Philip
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Unformatted text preview: • Conquests of Alexander the Great • Fracturing of Alexander’s empire • Rise of Rome Greek Society • Political and social life dominated by male citizens • Important elements: – War – Symposia – Athletics – Politics Women in Greek Society • Lack of sources hinders full appreciation • Responsible for maintaining household • Monogamy increased importance of bearing children • Several women only festivals Religion and Beliefs • Gods had personalities like humans • Main method of worship was sacrifice • Could consult oracles • Supernatural world interacts with natural world: – Magic – Spirits and ghosts of the dead – Dreams Greece and Rome • Greek and Roman cultures begin to meld (Greece becomes a Roman province in 146 BC)...
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CLA 3504 taught by Professor Kapparis during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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