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invaded Greece around 1100 BC

Dorians

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lived on the island of Crete

Minoans

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traded with the Greeks after 800 BC

Phoenicians

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ruling group on the Greek mainland from 1600 BC - 1100 BC

Mycenaeans

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influenced the Greek world from 3000 BC - 1100 BC

Minoans

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Athens and Sparta

city-states

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Greeks used the written signs of these people to establish their alphabet

Phoenicians

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The Greeks established major colonies called ___ on ___, ___ and other areas throughout the ___.

city-states
Sicily
southern Italy
Mediterranean

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known for their defeat of Troy around 1250 BC

Mycenaeans

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polis

city-state

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What was the name of the festival that was held in honor of Zeus?

the Olympic Games

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The Iliad is what type of poem?

an epic poem
(first folk, then became literary)

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The Iliad takes place during what part of the Trojan war?

the last 2 months

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How many Greek ships were sent to fight Troy?

1,000

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How long did the Greek and Trojan War last?

10 years (according to legend)

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original husband of Helen

Menelaus

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sea goddess & mother of Achilles

Thetis

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goddess of love and beauty

Aphrodite

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a prince of Troy (originally a shepherd)

Paris

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goddess of wisdom and war

Athena

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ruler of the air

Zeus

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writer of The Iliad and The Odyssey

Homer

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Titan who took control and led the other Titans

Cronus

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most beautiful woman in the world

Helen

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wife of Zeus

Hera

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ruler of the dead and the underworld

Hades

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the archer god

Apollo

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the earth goddess or mother earth

Gaea

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high-king of Greece

Agamemnon

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Explain the story of how the Trojan war began including the story of the golden apple and the story of Paris.

prophecy (Paris= destruction of Troy)
shepherd raised him, not killed
golden apple story
competed in race (beat prince)
sentenced to death, but pardoned
accepted as prince & named Paris
Menelaus left for a funeral and Paris stole Helen and gold