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CLAS 1P91- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 12 pages long!)


Department
Classics
Course Code
CLAS 1P91
Professor
Angus Smith
Study Guide
Midterm

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CLAS 1P91
MIDTERM EXAM
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CLAS 1P91: Lecture 2 9/11/2017 4:10:00 PM
The Land of the Hellenes
Pre History
BCE- Before Common Era (CE)
BC- Before Christ (AD)
Minoans
Mycenaeans
When was Ancient Greece? (p. 220)
Bronze Age 3000-1100 BCE
Dark Age 1100-750 BCE
Archaic Period 750-490 BCE
o Written records
o Art
Classical Period 490-323 BCE
o Golden Age of Ancient Greece
o Most records of textual
o Plays
o Establishing democracy
o 323 BCE Alexander the Great dies
Hellenistic Age 323-30 BCE
Where was Ancient Greece?
Balkan peninsula
Aegean Sea ancient Greece is the whole area surrounding that
area
Ancient Greeks colonized other parts of the Mediterranean
Ancient Greece was a lot more wide spread than Greece today
*Study map of Ancient Greece for Exam
What did Ancient Greece look like?
Mountains
o Make over land travel difficult
o Not much farm land=trouble with agriculture
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o Produced different regions political conflicts over regions
Sea
o Transport was easier through the sea than over the
mountains
o Always visible
Climate
o Summer: hot, dry
o Winter: cool, rainy
What did Ancient Greeks eat?
Mediterranean Triad
o Olives- eat, burn it for fuel, herbal properties
o Bread- Wheat, Barley bread
o Wine- Grapes
Other foods:
o Snails
o Fish
o Sheep
o Goat
o Pigs
o Chicken
o Meat was a luxury- sacrificed during special religious
occasions
What was/is Ancient Greece?
Ancient Greece is part of our pop culture, athletics
o Movies: Troy, 300
o Athletics: Olympics
Modern Material/Artifact Culture
o Temple of Athena
o Many buildings around the world are building using the same
style dating back to the Ancient Greek Era
Replica of Parthanon in Tenaseese
o Theaters
Lecture halls are now built the same way
Use names and words from Ancient Greek language today
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