Chapter 2 Outline - Chapter 2 The Cultural Context of...

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Chapter 2 The Cultural Context of Classical Myth I) Greek Geography A) Poor, barren, dry B) Mountains on ¾ of the land 1) Pindus run down center of peninsula C) Plains 1) Thessaly and Macedonia to northeast 2) Boeotia (“cow-land”) to the south (a) City of Thebes 3) Attica near Boeotia (a) City of Athens 4) Grew wheat and barley, olives, wine grapes 5) Raised sheep, goats, pigs (wool, milk, cheese, leather, meat) (a) Few cattle and horses D) Peninsula of Peloponnesus 1) Plains: Argolis (Tiryns and Mycenae, and later Argos); Laconis (Sparta); Messenia (Pylos), and Elis (site of Olympics) E) Other resources 1) Thrace – far north – gold 2) Few silver deposits at Laurium in Attica 3) Iron imported, though some deposits in Laconia 4) Imported copper from Cyprus 5) Excellent source of limestone and clay on the island of Euboea (just east of mainland) and Thessaly II) Greek History A) The Early/Middle Bronze Age (3000-1600 BC): The Origin of the Greeks 1) Not much information on the mainland Greeks 2) Minoans of Minos (a) Built elaborate and wealthy palaces (b) Bull, double ax important to religion
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Fall '06 term at University of Florida.

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