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Unformatted text preview: palaces: definition, nature of economy social structure priest-kings, palace officials, workers, slaves gender roles goddesses depictions of women (compare later Greece) Minoan religion gods (polytheistic): divine pairs, nature goddesses, city protectors etc. rituals: sacrifice, processions, bull cult sacred spaces (relation to palaces) burial: collective tombs (inhumation; grave goods) Life in a Volcanically Active Region Thera (Santorini): frescoes tsunamis on Crete Minoans in the Mediterranean trade, projection of power through ships (thalassocracy) integration into larger economic/political structures example: Egypt (Keftiu) warlike? (evidence from art, layout of palace complexes) Minoan cultural achievements palaces literacy art architecture...
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- Fall '07