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Unformatted text preview: own) Troy was a historical event, for the Greeks-People, places, and things mentioned in poem can be traced back to a much earlier time Chronology of the epic tradition: the Mycenaean age-people, places, and things match those of Mycenaean period (apex 1600bc) Major population centers: Troy, Mycenae, Pylos Object such as helmets In tablets, names such as Theseus, Achilles, Hector-Site of Troy destroyed ca 1300BC-Mycenaean centers destroyed 1200bc The Greek Dark Age 1200-800-Rise of hero cults at old Mycenaean sites The Archaic age 800-600-8 th century Writing introdueced: Homeric poems Panhellenic gatherings: first Olympic games held in 776 Age of Hesiod-7 th century: Homer quoted by Semonides and Sappho-6 th :Recitals of Homer at civic festivals at Athens...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course CC 303 taught by Professor Perlman during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '08
- The Odyssey