HIS 121 Lecture 7: History of Western Civilizations N7

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Series of natural disasters after 1700 bce. Societies exhibit signs of peaceful characteristics (ie. no real fortifications around city; found weapons were probably from outsiders) Indo-european invaders descend through balkans into peloponnesus, c. 2000 bce. Influenced by minoan culture, possibly subject to minoans at first. Story of king minos and the minotaur. Deciphered as an early form of greek. Political turmoil, chaos from 1100 to 800 bce islands and mountains and stuff. Not a unified kingdom because of geographical divisions, minor rulers b/c of. Iliad originally passed down by bards, eventually written down. Reflects war between mycenae and a city in anatolia. Loss of writing, oral transmission of tales by bards. Beginnings of formation of city-states, recovery of writing ca. Archaic greece and the mediterranean basin, 800-500 bce. Romans borrowed a lot from the greek. Different kinds of governments ruled these city-states from dictatorships to. Linear b fall out of use ca. War between mycenaean greeks (argives) and ionians (trojans)

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