Early Greek Civilizations

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Early Greek Civilizations
World History I
Mr. Morin
Time Periods
Minoan (2800-1700)
Mycenae (1600-1100)
Dark Ages (1100-750)
Poleis (750-350)
Alexander the Great
(336-323)
Hellenistic Empires
(275-31)
Greek Geography
Greece is small (size of Louisiana)
It is mountainous
– These mountains isolated Greeks from one
another, leading to very different ways of life.
Seas
– No part of Greece is more than 60 miles
from the Sea.
– Aegean, Mediterranean, and Ionian
Minoan & Mycenaean
Minoan – Bronze Age (2800 BC)
– Lived on Crete (King Minos)
– Knossos was key city
Mycenaean – 1600 – 1100 BC
– Powerful monarchies
– Trojan War (Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey)
– After collapse, Greece entered a “Dark Age”
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