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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 2 02/03/2011 Ancient Greek History I Dark Ages (c.1100-776 B.C.) – The traditional date of the Trojan War is considered 1184 B.C. Very little documented evidence from this period of time. II Archaic Age (776-480 B.C.) – First Olympiad happened in 776. The polis (city-states) began to grow. Colonization was important. There is evidence from this period but most of it is fragmented. III Classical Age (480-338 B.C.) – The heyday of Athenian democracy and culture. Most figures we know are from this era. Pentekontaetia (480-430 B.C.) – The main 5 decade period. The Golden age of Athenian culture. We tend to see the Greek culture through the lens of Athens (democracy). We don’t know that much about the rest of Ancient Greece (Sparta, etc.) IV Hellenistic Age (338 B.C. – ) – The spread of Greek cultural influence and gradual demise of Greece. Alexander the Great (Macedonian) played an important part. The myth of Europa She is considered to be Phoenician (far in the East) and according to Greek legend she was stolen by Zeus disguised as a bull and was flown across the Mediterranean to Crete giving birth to Minos (the old name of Crete). as a bull and was flown across the Mediterranean to Crete giving birth to Minos (the old name of Crete)....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course EUR 101 taught by Professor Westphalen during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '08
- The Iliad, War, Achilles, Hera, Zeus