Chapter 5 Section 1
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People who settled on the Greek mainland around 2,000 BC
A 10-year war fought between the Mycenaeans and the Trojans, allegedly caused by a Trojan prince capturing Helen, wife of a Greek king
A group of people that settled onto war-torn lands and were far less advanced, therefore had no written records and the time of this civilization was known as the Dark Age
A blind storyteller, considered to be the greatest one of the Greeks, composed epics
narrative poems celebrating heroic deeds
traditional stories that the Greeks made up about their gods
What impact did nearness to the sea have on the development of Greece?
It united the country and also created a route for trade and transportation from one community to the other
What aspects of culture did the Mycenaeans adopt from the Minoans?
Many things, such as trade techniques, art, literature, and politics
Why were the epics of importance to the Greeks of the Dorian period?
Because those were the only pieces of any sort of written record during that time
How did the physical geography of Greece cause Greek-speaking peoples to develop separate, isolated communities?
The country is made of up mostly mountains, so different communities would settle in separate valleys
Other than the explanation offered in the legend, why do you think the Greeks went to war with Troy?
Because they were trying to take over some important cities that may have helped in both war and trade
The Dorian period is often called Greece's Dark Age. Why do you think this is so?
Because the culture of the Dorian people is less advanced than others, so there were no written records during that time frame