Throne room in one of the palaces that is not present in other palaces Not much

Throne room in one of the palaces that is not present

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Throne room in one of the palaces that is not present in other palaces. Not much to go on. One state or multiple? Palace at Knossis suggests that it was unified. But again, we’re not sure. Then again, many palaces exist, so that’s an interesting point in the multiple state school of thought. Aegean? Did the Minoans dominate the islands as well? Or was it just a matter of cultural dominance. Scipt has been found here. Religion Mother-goddess? Could be a single deity, also could be the one that inspires all goddesses in Greek history. Religion dominated by females. Natural sanctuaries No temples or statues Hilltop sanctuaries Cave sanctuaries (could be representative of the womb) Summoning rituals God possesses the summoner Could explain the lack of statues As always with these guys, we don’t know shit.
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8 4 Mycenaean Civilization Still not Greeks, but we’re getting close, they are at least Greek speaking NMame derives from the largest city, called Mycenae. 4.1 Introduction Influence Influenced heavily by the Minoans. As mentioned, Greek speaking. Continuity Greeks went into a dark age after collapse of the Mycenaean Empire. Mythological stories owe much to Mycenaean time. We have some idea of continuity during the Mycenaean time period, but there is mostly discontinuity (not many sources). Sources Largely archaeological. Some literary from later Greeks, but this info is a little sketchy sometimes. Used script Linear B, derived from Minoan linear A. Largely deciphered, unlike Linear A. Similar to Greek, but some words we still do not know. Used, as with the Minoans, to record goods and services and record keeping. Homer’s stories are from the Bronze age, so Mycenaean time. Written 500 years later from stories passed down orally. 4.2 Historical outline 2100-1600BC Pre-Mycenaean 1600-1400BC Early Mycenaean 1400-1200BC Palace Period (1200BC major upheaval) 1200-1050BC Sub Mycenaean 1600 comes from the fact that before this there is no indication of large building or complex graves. Graves found from 1600 even have goods from other civilizations, pointing to international trade.
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9 Most building replaced by palaces later, not much remains from 1600-1400BC. 1400-1200BC Building great buildings for the first time. 1200BC Something bad happened. Things start going very badly, not just for the Mycenaeans. 1200-1050BC Mycenaean society drifts into history, dark ages. 4.3 Society Classes Kings and Elite Palaces have a throne room. Wanax (word meaning in charge of society) There are council members, generals. Seems to exist an aristocracy. Lawagetas (the King’s general) Quesileu or basilus (mayor), Basileus later becomes the Greek word for king.
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