Popular in Global History to 1500
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Date Created: 12/01/15
a Week 6 of Notes Prof Frassetto Ancient Greece 0 Parthenon Athena39s Temple Great temple on the main hill in Athens Representative of ancient Greek culture and history When we think of ancient Greece immediately think of art 0 They were great artists and architects Interested in beauty and elegance harmony and proportion Interested in capturing both the universal and individual Helped de ne what is true and beautiful Much more human scaled structure Reminds of the Greeks focus on the individual Ancient Greek gods looked like humans and had human passions acted like humans Immortal Fundamental Greek values quotKnow thyselfquot To be better humans 0 Drama playwrights focused on the great questions of human existence morality responsibility 0 Left one of the most substantial artistic and cultural legacy of any civilization 0 POLITICS Democracy 0 The people have power 0 Very important 0 Lived in a Polis poleisplural for Polis Kind of like citystate Democratic Aristotle once said quotMan is a politic animalquot 0 What he meant to say is that Man is by nature best suited to live in the Polls 0 Weren t uni ed Fatal Flaw of Ancient Greece Our loyalties devotion and economic ties aren39t to Greece but the Polls we live in Each Polis only wanted to promote themselves 0 Knossos Palace Wasn39t in Greece city on the island of Crete First Greek civilization was Knossos in 2000 BCE Minoan civilization 0 They had citites 0 They had writing Linear A Elegant and graceful people Vibrant colors are key Running water indoor plumbing The cities didn39t have large walls around them Merchants and trade Contacts with Greek mainland Polytheistic 0 Bull jumping The bull was an important symbol of the Minoans King Minos and his pet Minotaur that lived in the labyrinth Maybe a religious ritual Survived until about 1450 BCE Natural disasters prone to earthquakes Mycenae Lion Gate 0 Had walls around their cities Warrior aristocracy o Trojan War 00000 O o DARK AGES No new technologies writing faded away Not a lot of stuff was produced Cities declined Not a happy time Not a lot of stuff happened 0 Homer the Odyssey and the Iliad Marks the end of the Dark Ages Foundation of all later Greek culture One of the few things that all Greeks shared 0 Colonization
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