August 25 lecture notes

August 25 lecture notes - Background o Romans inherited...

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August 25, 2006 Background o Romans inherited Greek myth Combined their mythology with Greeks – Greco-Roman o B.C. dates go down, A.D. dates go up Alternate system: BCE (before common era) and CE (common era) o Greece Geography – mountains, not a lot of water, islands, dangerous sea Society – kept in pockets, agriculture hard, sheep o Gods/Goddesses Beautiful Prime of life Immortal Sexually active – many instances in stories Not completely moral Didn’t really care about humans Expected to be worshipped o Continually changing stories Greek History Overview o Early/Middle Bronze Age (3000-1600 B.C.) Minoans Indo-Europeans o Mycenaean Age (1600-1200 B.C.) Late Bronze Age Troy o Dark Age (1200-800 B.C.) Dorians o Archaic Period (800-480 B.C.) Polis o Classical Period (480-323 B.C.) Persian Wars Peloponnesian War o Hellenistic Period (323-31 B.C.) Macedon Alexander the Great Mycenaean Period
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