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WEEK 2- RISE AND SPREAD OF THE POLIS.docx

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA160H1
Professor
Ephraim Lytle
Semester
Winter

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CLA160H1S WEEK 2 RISE AND SPREAD OF THE POLIS Required Reading Nagle AW pp 78102The Archaic AgeThe Greek Recovery th 9 Century BCGreece began to emerge from political chaos and economic depression o Aegean close to rich East merchants selling attractive goods to Greek buyers who were interested in luxury items as representative of their social class800 BCGreeks set up permanent trading post in Syria o Important for trade but also in exchange of ideas and technology o Also set up trading posts in Naples and EgyptColonizationPopulation of Athens quadrupled from 800750 BCThreat of famine from overpopulation resulted in major emigration efforts by the state to develop new foundations abroad o Black sea coast Sicily West Mediterranean South ItalyLeaders of immigrants were aristocratsSouthern Mediterraneans also developed widespread linkage Africa to LebanonSyria o Mediterranean area extremely connected by 600 BCHoplite WarfareMilitary superiority was a key factor that ensured success of Greek colonial movements 700 BCnew style of infantry fighting hoplite individual heavily armed men wore breastplate helmet greaves and carried large round shieldequipped with sword and thrusting spearArmed bands of mass units of soldierso Phalanx o Successful if they stayed togetherMore individuals could partake in this warfare as wealth increased and resources increasedAny less organized style became obsoleteMilitary strength allowed Greece to colonize except North of Naples held off by Etruscans and Latins held off by Phoenicians to the South and only colonized in Libya in AfricaGreeks fought within themselves as well o war mad GreeceThe Crisis of the Old OrderNew technologies and developments shattered Oldorder GreeceMany became richColonized communities were extremely successful
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