HSB 115 lecture 8 notes
HSB 115 lecture 8 notes HSB 115
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HSB 115 Lecture 8 Greece • what we know comes from a mycenaean civilization in Peloponnese • 500 years later this civilization disappears Dark Ages of Greece • dark ages meaning we don't have that much information on it we have more mythology than truth • they started questioning their gods • *Hubris - excessive pride in oneself (showing your more superior/ better than gods/ goddesses • Trojan War - we don't know if it actually happened - *epics- “Odyssey” and “Iliad” by Homer - they tell the story of the Trojan War - proof of heroic ideals during dark ages • *greeks most famous for democracy democracy - people have a say in their government • • Demos- people cratos- power • • together they mean “the people hold the power” • they created the first hints of government • Polis - group of greek city- states • city- states = each had a different government and their own laws • each city - state despised each other only tamed up in Persian War • only time they didn't fight with each other was during the Olympics • women and slaves did not have rights • citizens considered themselves citizens of city- states not citizens of Greece as a whole Persian Wars • battle of Thermopile • 300 brave soldiers • soldiers were Spartans • vs. 5 milion Persians • Persians win • City - states form an Alliance • they fight • Greeks win • this leads to the golden age
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