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1

Greece is a ____________ with a vast __________

mountainous with a vast coastline

2

Greece was a collection of settlements that ______ politically unified

weren't

3

Many greeks settled on _____________. This made ________ unknown places where gods and monsters were found

cultivated planes
mountains

4

Summarise the Mycenaean Age:

1600-1100 BC
First culture to leave remains (Lion gate in Mycenae)
Specialised society that wrote in Linear B
Central and highly organised governments

5

What is linear B?

Linear B is a syllabary composed of 89 symbols
Was used to write inventories but not stories

6

Summarise the Dark Age:

1100-800BC
Population became primitive
No specialised objects found only simple things like pots
Culture died for unknown reasons

7

Summarise the Archaic Age:

800-479BC
Greek language develops
Literature including myths from this age
Homer (700BC)

8

Who is Homer?

The supposed writer of the Iliad and Odyssey
May be more than 1 writer as the 2 poems are in different styles

9

Summarise the Classical Age:

479-321BC
Myths portrayed in different genres
Pindar Odes were written
Mass consumption of mythic material

10

Summarise the Hellenistic Age:

321-31BC
Age of scholarship
Royal patronage of arts was common

11

Give a brief history of Rome

753BC founded in Archaic Age by Romulus
510BC republic is established
31BC de-facto control by first emperor (Augustus from 27BC)