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2.6. The Orientalizing Revolution and The Age of Tyrannies The Greeks and Their Neighbors Bronze Age- 2000-1100 - Extensive Minoan and mycenean trade with Egypt and the near east - Outposts in asia minor and Cyprus - LBA :collapse of civilization tradeacross east Mediterranean Submycenaean-Early Iron Age Trade network limited or inoperative (exception lefkandi ) Greeks in Ionia (west coast of modern Turkey) Early Archaic Period 900-750 protocolonial contacts trade outposts ( emporia )Al mina in syrai (Greeks) Kommos on Crete (phoenicans Orientalizing Period (700-525) = pertaining to the east latin oriens = rising sun profound influence of eastern med world on Greeks formal relationships with Egypt & Near East = poleis developes formal relationships with non Greeks = Egypt Near Eats Babylonians Lydians Persians ect competition with Phoenicians emporia : (Al Mina Naukratis Greek mercenaries colonies Naukratis [Dillon 2.31, 4.91] Greek mercenaries, colonies Craftsmen = itinerant craftsman bring skills motifs to Greece Arts= example of art = gorgons sphinxes animals near eastern paradesios (sphinxes ? where did we get them Persia? Egypt? Attica? Assyrian ruling classes= of Greeks poleis emulate NE rulers ( they don’t have a one man ruler, but than they see the oppulance of the near east and how they had a one man rule and they wanted to get it ) - Luxury items : clothing jewelery furniture ect
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