1400 mycenaeans from peloponnese conquer minoans. 1200 trojan war, mycenaean society, hittite empire, and other small levantine cities collapse, Iron displaces bronze, population collapses, beginning of dark age. 800 ar(cid:272)hai(cid:272) age (cid:894)= greek re(cid:374)aissa(cid:374)(cid:272)e(cid:895) (cid:271)egi(cid:374)s, ho(cid:373)er"s iliad, beginning to recover from dark. ~2000 indo-european greek speakers in greek. 1600 1200 mycenaean age: greece controlled by palaces in mycenae, pylos, tiryns, and thebes. Engaged in giving money to king king then redistributed money everywhere else: minoans operating large sea empire around crete (south of hand) Palace of knossos was undefended: linear a script used during this time. Still remains undeciphered: linear b used by mycenaeans. No literature or history, just economic records. 1400 mycenaeans conquer minoans: engaged in lots of trade. Farming goods were subject to bad growing seasons were a central trading component. Population increase grows more dependent on trade cause a. 1200 destruction (reduction) of mycenaean palaces: collapse may be due to: collapse.