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History of Greece and Rome-Jan.9 "Ancient Cities of Minoa and Mycenea"

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History
Course
HISTORY 1M03
Professor
Sean Corner
Semester
Fall

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January 9 Ancient Cities of MinoaMyceneaRediscovery of the lost civilizations Minoan Mycenean of the bronze age Aegean nd2 millennium BCE1870sSchliemann discovers MycenaeTroysouthern Greecethe civilization discovered from this same time period was known solely as Mycenean Civilization1899Sir Arthur Evans discovery of Knossosa palace and cityof the Bronze Age Aegea n in Cretecalled them the Minoans Minoans unknown ethnological identity undecipherable Cretan hieroglyphs and linear A give no information on the Minoans The palace Sir Evans discovered is the earliest form of state level society the populations expand and become increasingly differentiated labour distribution wealth distributed differentiated costs complexity of societyAdaptation to complexity through centralization and stratificationstate formationCentralization leading to a state extracting surplus resources from the population and their redistribution and monopolizing public decisions making A central state is vulnerable toStratification social hierarchy that emerges giving way to asocioeconomic elite who become the ruling class controlling the statePublic e
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