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AP World Ancient Greece

AP World Ancient Greece

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Published by: Jonathan Daniel Keck on Sep 23, 2012
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Ancient Greece, 1900-133 BCE
The First Greek CivilizationThe Greek City-StatesClassical GreeceThe Culture of ClassicalGreeceAlexander and theHellenistic Kingdoms
The First Greek Civilizations
Objectives:1.Describe theMycenaeanCivilizations2. Characterize the rolemodels used in theIliad and Odyssey,which the Greeks usedto present values of courage, honor, andexcellence
The Impact of Geography
Greece occupies a small areawith a mountainous peninsulaand numerous islandsThe mountains and the seaplayed especially significantroles in the development of Greek historyIn additionally, small plains andriver valleysDifferent communities aroseaccording to different regions
The rivalry between thecommunities led towarfare that devastatedGreek societyGreece has a longseacoast dotted by baysand inlets that providedmany harborsSeafaring people:*Aegean Sea, theMediterranean, and the*Black Sea
The Minoan Civilization
By 2800 BCE, a Bronze Agecivilization emerged, particularlyin CreteCalled the Minoan civilization, itflourished by 2700 and 1450—Arthur Evans (archaeologist)named it after minos, thelegendary kingThey had enormous and complexstructures, particularly at KnossosThe Ships of the *Minoans took them to Egypt as well as southernGreece
The centers of Minoancivilization on Cretesuffered a sudden andcatastrophic collapse c.1450 BCETidal wave triggered bya volcanic eruptiondestruction was theresult of invasion bymainland Greeksknown as the*Mycenaeans
The First Greek State:Mycenae
The term Mycenaean comes fromMycenae—a fortification found byarchaeologist Heinrich SchliemannThe civilization, part of the Indo-European nomads, flourished between 1600 and 1100 BCEThe various centers of powerprobably formed a loose allianceAmong the noticeable features of these Mycenaean centers were thetombs where members of the royalfamilies were buried

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