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ANCIENT
GREECE
BEGINNINGS
Ancient Greece Timeline
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Minoan Culture 2600-1200 BCE
Mycenaean Culture 1600 -1100 BCE
Geometric Period 11-8 th centuries BCE
Classical Period c. 507 -323 BCE
Hellenistic Period 323 -31 BCE
Doric- used in the Archaic
period 6th c. BCE
Ionic- used in the High
Classical period
Corinthian- used first in
city-state Corinth c. 400
BCE
Columns reflect the
historical periods and citystates of Anc. Greece
MINOANS
 Located on Crete
 Writing system
 Knossos- legendary palace
of King Minos and the
minotaur?
What do these images
tell us about the
Minoans?
MYCENAEANS
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Located on the Peloponnese
Home of King Agamemnon?
Ties to the Iliad & Odyssey
Linear B writing
Citadels & palaces
GEOMETRIC PERIOD
Period of development for
• The polis (city-state)
• Trade
• Colonies in Asia Minor
• Single religion
Rely on the works of Hesiod for information
• Farming
• Mythology
CLASSICAL GREECE
 Period after Persian Wars when Athens was the leading city state
 Developments in art, architecture, science, math, philosophy
ATHENIAN ACROPOLIS
The Parthenon (447-438 BCE)
Erechtheum (421-405 BCE)
THIS & THAT
Notable Athenians
Greek Wars
Draco
Solon
Cleisthenes
Pericles
Persian Wars
Peloponnesian Wars
Compare Athens & Sparta
Think about these city -states in
terms of SPICE.
How are they similar? Different?
http://www.schooltube.com/vide
o/f8836a3434a31a97579b/HOR
RIBLE-HISTORIES-Wife-SwapSpartans-and-Athenians
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Son of Phillip II of Macedonia
Becomes king after father’s death ~20 yrs
Expands Macedonian (Greek) Empire to India
Dies ~12 yrs after he becomes king w/o heir
Kingdom divided between his 3 generals
HELLENISTIC PERIOD
 Cultural period after the death of Alexander the
Great
 Blending of Greek, Persian, and Egyptian cultures
due to unification & expansion of Greek empire
 Includes art, architecture, science, math &
philosophy
 Comes to an end Rome’s victory at Actium
 Cleopatra & Marc Antony
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