The Dark Age, 1200-800 B.C.
The Collapse of the Old States
-Collapse of Bronze Age, the whole of the East Mediterranean was in crisis.
- by 1100 B.C. powerful new kingdoms Phrygia in the west and Urartu in the east emerged
Art and Trade in the Dark Age
Archaic Greece, 800-480 B.C.: Economy, Society and Politics
Government by Oligarchy
Bronze Age Greeks
- Wanakes Great kings
-Basileis weaker kings
- in the Dark Age the Basileis replaced the Wanakes
-Home and Hesiod took for granted the
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Fertile Crescent 42 in the Near East. Place of changes that were to transform Greek life.
Neolithic Revolution 44 New stone age revolution
Indo-European 44 a single family of major languages of Europe
Greeks: both weird and familiar
What are the Greeks willing to die for:
Wellbeing of the state
300 spartans at Thermopylae
To kill for: