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Early bronze Age (date)
Middle Bronze Age (date)
Late Bronze Age (date)
The Late Bronze Age is also identified as the
Minoan is (what part of Greece)
Cycladic is (what part of Greece)
Helladic is what region
what was the shift in 1400 BC
Cretan power was eclipsed and the focus of civilization shifted to the mainland of Greece
the Minoan civilization grew to maturity in which era?
Middle bronze age
In what age did the Indo-Europeans invade?
Middle bronze age
which people created a civilization that reached peaks in the Late Helladic period
What was the religious difference between the Minoans and the Mycenaeans?
-worshipped in particular a sky-god, Zeus
-they were like the stories of Homer's celestial Olympians
what are Linear B
Clay tablets were inscribed with writing
where were Linear B tablets found?
-mainland of Greece
-destroyed Mycenaean fortresses when they fell before the onslaught of the invaders
how many settlements of troy were there?
Which era was Troy I found
settled in the Early Bronze Age
why was Troy II particularly interesting?
-because of treasure Schliemann claimed to have found
-Thought he had found the city of Priam
settlement of Troy IV was identified as what?
The actual city of King Priam
Who discovered the actually city of King Priam>
what was believed to have happened to Troy IV
destroyed by earthquake
which settlement was believed to be the scene of the Trojan War
The destruction of the later phases of Troy VEI marked what?
troublesome period of transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Age of Iron
Narratives of both Iliad and the Odyssey
-particular greek piont of view
Homer belongs to what region?
Asia minor or an island off the coast
Biggest change to Greek life came in, and why?
-in 3000 B.C
-the arrival of Bronze technology
what is a Minotaur
man eating monster
what did Arthur Evans discover
art of bulls on the island of crete
double headed axe
what was a minotaur imprisoned by
supposedly a Labyrinth
Labyrinth is a place of
double headed axe
what does Theseus do?
travels to Crete and enters the labyrinth and kills the Minotaur
what happened to end the Cretan power?
who built the Cyclopean walls
what was at the Lion Gate
two lions flanking a single column
what was Homers great challenge?
writing stories about events 400 years before his time
stone age gave way to what age?
the bronze age
Excavations confirm the tradition that Cnossus was the capital of a great
thalassocracy (sea power) because it had no walls
The story of the Labyrinth was at what palace
Minoan art and architecture and paintings
high ly developed sense for religion
fertility mother-goddess was basic in
kingdom of the mythological family of Atreus, corroborating the appropriateness of the Homeric epithet, "rich in gold"
Mycenae were surrounded by
Carl Blegen - discovered Mycenaean palace at
Pylos (family of Nestor)
central room with open hearth
Luwian Seal from Troy
small round bronze seal(Biconvex) found in a one room house
Pylos was discovered by
The image adorns the entrance at mycenaene
When do greek speaking people come in
middle bronze age
Who first excavated mycenaene
Who unearthed the palace minos
What artifact was significant in the neolitic period
double ax or fat women?
Cretans name was
Who deciphered the language on the clay tablets
What is the approximate date of the late bronze age
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