Ancient Greece Study Guide Essay

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AKSHAR PATEL Ancient Greece Study Guide Bronze Age (3000-1200 BC) Minoans * Redistributive Economy * Proved to be peaceful because they had no walls surrounding citadel, and they had frescoes of sea animals on the hallways of the palace. * Exported Raw materials, Imported gold, silver, ivory, etc. * Matriarchal Religion (believe in women goddesses) * Used naturalism in their art Mycenaeans * Militaristic because pottery depicted battle scenes, their people would be buried with many weapons * Architecture was complex because first they had huge walls surrounding the city; first to design their palace and rooms with ceremonial hearts, the Mycenaeans were the inventors of the relieving triangle. * Linear B language * The Mycenaenas were influenced by the Minoans Excavators -Heinrich Schliemann, excavated Mycenae -Michael Ventris, deciphered Linear B -Arthur Evans, excavated Knossos Trigger Events that lead to the Dark Age * Natural catrasophe * Over Exploitation of Resources * Sea People Invasion * Trojan War * Dorian Invasion The Greek Dark Age (1200-800 BC) - Impoverishment Vocabulary * Egalitariasm, principle that all people are equal and should be given equal right and opportunities. * Aristocracy, “rule of the best” best qualified, literally the best man, best hunters, best builders, best fighters * Nomadic, moving around a lot, the Greeks became mobile because of the new ways of agriculture and had to herd animals * Meritocracy, getting results from hard work Code of Conduct * Must provide sacrifices of large animals at ceremonies, provide entertainment, and provide food, assist poor. * If they did not follow they could lose their wealth and status Introduction of Iron * 900 BCE * Iron caused people to cultivate more food Trigger Events to the Archaic Age

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