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Department
Classics
Course
CLA230H1
Professor
Dimitri Nakassis
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture 1: Introduction to Greek History Chronology: -the period can be roughly divided into two sections: history and prehistory -in historical times, we have texts and specific concrete knowledge about what was happening -traditionally, we mark the beginning of Greek History in 776BC, the first Olympiad - before that we have very little evidence and data -however, a more thorough division can be made as follows Stone Age (55000-3000BC) - prehistory -includes Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Bronze Age (3000-1200BC) - prehistory -includes Early, Middle, and Late Bronze Age periods Iron Age (1200BC - on) - history for the most part -includes the Early Iron AgeDark Ages (1200-800BC), which was between history and prehistory, and the Archaic (776-480BC), Classical (480-323BC), and Hellenistic (323- 30BC) periods -the classical period is seen as thebest , the height of the civilisation, though these value judgments have faded in recent years The Stone Age -no evidence of human activity before 300000BC -then we begin to see the stone tools of some human ancestor -they were hunte
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