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Department
Classics
Course
CLA308H1
Professor
Dimitri Nakassis
Semester
Winter

Description
Linear B syllabic script that was used by the Mycenaeans during the Late Bronze Age It was discoverfed by Arthur Evans Consists of 87 syllabic symbols and several ideograms which are type of object being described cow chicken and also as a unit of measure It was loosely based off its precursor which was the Linear A tablet which is undecipherableand Minoan in origin Many of the clay tablets had been found in Knossos Cydonia Pylos Thebes and Mycenae From what is derived seems like Linear B ha been used for administrative values and it has been proposed that the script was used by a small group of professional scribes who served in he central palace Records of goods and commodities were accounted for herepossibility that it was used for things such as taxes Once these palaces were destroyed so where these scripts Dodona a shrine that was located inEpirus and was dedicated to DioneIt is considered to be the oldest Hellenic oracle according to Herodotus who dates it back ndndto 2 millennium Regarded as 2 in regard to Delphi Priests and priestesses used the rustling of the oak leaves to determine the correct actions to make prophecies Aristotle believed that this was where the Hellenes originated from Zeus as well as Dione were worshipped here It was rumored that the mythological boat of Jason called Argohad the gift of prophecy because it has a piece of oak that originated rdfrom Dodona The shrine was destroyed in the 3 century by the Aetolians but later on King Phillip the fifth rebuild it and made it much larger than it actually was Then it was again destroyed by the Romans Altar Area usually within a shrine that was used for sacrifices usually consisting of an elevation above the ground made of earth or of stones Usually the altars for animal sacrifices would be located at the front of the altar Usually sanctuaries were fitted around the altar and structurized around it Usually the altar would have ashes of burnt animal foods and sometimes has solid offerings Homicide was usually forbidden especially on the altar a Trojan was once murdered on the altar in the Temple of Athena and then the goddess enacted her revenge Temple structures built to house deity statues within Greek sanctuaries Usually the rituals were preformed outside of the temple but it also held votive offerings which were those offerings that were not intended to be manipulated ormoved in any way Usually the temples erected held local traditions and had many culture depictions on it It would a huge source for Greek art usually carved into the temple itself Temples had different types of columns that showed its founders Ionic Doric and Corithian Very wealthy individuals erected temples of their own pocket usually to make a statement to the gods just as well to make statement about their own income Its simplest shape was rectangular with protruding side walls formings a small porch The temples did start to loose its importance during the Hellenistic period Temenos a piece of land usually given by a wealthy individual usually kings Chiefs dedicated to a god or deity It can include a sanctuary holy groove or holy precinct The term is derived from the Greek word temnos which translates to to
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