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Who are the Greeks




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Asia Minor Standard 10.1

Asia Minor Standard 10.1

This is the area were most civilization began in prehistory and history.

With many water ways and food source the fertile crescent became the center of the universe to its people.

It is believed that this area was an abundant food source to the hunters and gathers.

With farming a big population of people emerged out of the land

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The people of the Asia Minor Standard 10.1

The people of the Asia Minor Standard 10.1







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Who are the Greeks?

Who are the Greeks?

The Greeks sprang out of three civilizations,

The Minoans &

The Mycenaeans &

The Dorians.

Both civilizations are known as the Aegean civilization which lived around the Mediterranean sea.

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Who are the Minoans?

Who are the Minoans?

Minoans lived on the islands off Greece.

Minoans culture is often characterized as a society centered on goddess worship.

The Minoans were primarily a mercantile people engaged in overseas trade. Many historians and archaeologists believe that the Minoans were involved in the Bronze Age's important tin trade

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Who were the Mycenaens

Who were the Mycenaens

The Mycenaens lived on the main land.

Mycenaean civilization was dominated by a warrior aristocracy.

Not only did the Mycenaeans defeat the Minoans, but according to legend, they defeated Troy, a powerful city-state.

The Mycenaean period flourished between 1600BC and the collapse of their Bronze-Age civilization around 1100BC.

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How the Greeks became a civilization.

How the Greeks became a civilization.

The Mycenaeans overtook the Minoans and the two merged.

The Mycenaeans became powerful, but civil war weakened its strong fortresses and when invaders came they were easily overtaken.

The invaders were the Dorians who spoke the Greek language.

With the invaders the lost of many skills followed. Skills such as writing and boat making. This was know as the Dark Age for Greece.

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Time Line

Time Line

Minoans 2500 B.C. -1450 B.C.

Mycenaeans 2000 B.C.- 1150 B.C

Dorians 1150B.C – 700B.C. (Dark Age)

The Greeks (HELLENIC) emerged from the mix of these three civilizations to rule from 700B.C. to 336 B.C

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