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Department
History
Course
HIST 010
Professor
Douglas Page
Semester
Spring

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Greek Civilization and its Expansion into Asia (2000­ 30 B.C.E.)  Section 1 + 2 I. Early Greece i. Geography limited unity among Greeks  i. Mycenae and Crete i. Indo­Europeans settle prior to 1650 B.C.E. Minoan civilization  (named after government, built palaces as seats of government ii. Mycenaean civilization borrowed from/conquered Crete c. 1450  B.C.E., centralized government, writing (focused on inventories) iii. Homer probably based his writings on earlier work, focused on the  period of the Mycenaeans The Polis ii. i. The Dark Age (1200­750 B.C.E.) followed a period of disruption  and chaos (probably from the Sea Peoples and climate shift), ii. Greeks lost ability to write, began developing the polis iii. The government of Greek city­states varied from monarchy,  oligarchy, aristocracy, and democracy iv. Tyranny is the illegal seizure of power II. Archaic Greece (750­500 B
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