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Department
Classics
Course
CLA101H5
Professor
Lisa Trentin
Semester
Fall

Description
Intro. To Classical Civilization • the earliest period of Greek history is known as the Bronze Age • the mountain chain that runs through Greece is known as the Pindus • the mountain range that runs through Italy is known as the Apennines • Epigraphy is a fancy word for Milestones/Tombstones •  Numismatics is a fancy word for currency (coins) • sources of evidence that historians investigate in order to understand the ancient  greeks and romans:  ­archeology ­architecture ­drawing & maps ­the marble plan ­(art) visual culture ­numismatics ­epigraphy ­literature • historiography is the study of how knowledge of the past, recent or distant, is  obtained and transmitted. Broadly speaking, it examines the writing of history and  the use of historical methods, drawing upon such elements as authorship,  sourcing, interpretation, style, bias, and audience • the Mycenaean civilization evolved on mainland Greece  • evidence suggests that the Minoans m
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