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MYCENAEANS AND DORIAN
“DARK AGES”
MYCENAEANS
1600-1100 BC
LIFE OF MYCENAENS
• Sea traders – beyond Aegean Sea to Sicily,
Italy, Egypt and Mesopotamia.
• Warriors, living in several city states.
• The Mycenaean city-state became the
mainland Greek civilization.
• Best known for Trojan War.
• http://youtu.be/YbiR6IMf5KQ
THE BATTLE OF TROY
 Took place around 1250 BC.
 Between Mycenae and Troy over
trading
 Story:
 Trojan Prince, Paris, takes the beautiful wife of
Mycenae King, Agamemnon
 Mycenae go to rescue Helen – war lasts 10 years
 The Mycenaean Greeks lay siege to Troy for ten
years, finally taking the city with the famous
Trojan horse.
 This story was told by the 8th century
Poet – Homer in the ‘ILLIAD’
END OF THE MYCENAEAN
PEOPLE
The Dorians conquered Greece from the North
 Destroyed The Palace of Knossos
By 1100 BC, the “Dark Age” of Greece was in full
effect
Lasted 300 years
Overseas trade stopped
People lost skills
Poverty increased
THE HELLENIC AGE
 By 750 BC The Ionians reintroduced culture, arts and skills to Greece.
 The “Hellenic Age” lasted from 750 BC – 336 BC