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Unformatted text preview: Midterm Classics Study Guide Important Dates in Greek Culture It is important to have an understanding and knowledge of the chronological framework for Greek culture. Although scholars continue to debate the exact dates of many events, the following dates will generally suffice for this course. A word about abbreviations: This site uses the abbreviations BCE and CE. BCE means "before the Common Era," as opposed to CE "the Common Era." Your instructor may prefer to use BC ("before Christ") and AD ("in the year of our Lord"). The abbreviation ca. (or c.) means "circa" and is used to refer to an approximate date. Most dates in Greek culture are approximate, including those on this web site. I. PERIODS ca. 1100-900 BCE Dark Age (1000-900 BCE is also called the Iron Age) ca. 900-700 BCE Geometric Period ca. 700-500 BCE Archaic Period ca. 500-323 BCE Classical Period ca. 323-146 BCE Hellenistic Period ca. 146 BCE - 500 CE Roman Period II. PEOPLE & EVENTS ca. 1100-1000 BCE Migrations across the Aegean Sea to Ionia; Iron Age begins in ca....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course CLAS 1000 taught by Professor Erasmo during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Fall '08