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Minoan

Having to do with the ancient civilization on Crete

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Archaic Period

Pre-Greece

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Thalassocracy

Sea power

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Palatial culture

Everything is centered around or done in the palace (i.e. economic, political, religious, and social)

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Bronze

Tin + copper

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Pantheon

Gods of a particular mythology

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"wanax"

Title of a king in the Peloponnese Area

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Cyclopean stone

Believed to be rocks only Cyclopes could lift

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Ilion

Greek name for Troy

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Achaeans

Another name for the Greeks, what the old Greeks used to call themselves (mostly in the Iliod)

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Agamemnon

King of Mycenae

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Menelaos

1st husband of Helen (at this point known as Helen of Sparta), king of Sparta

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Achilles

Greek hero in the Iliad

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Hektor (Hector)

Trojan hero in the Iliad

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Paris

Another name for Alexandros, 2nd husband of Helen (now known as Helen of Troy)

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Helen of Troy and Sparta

Wife of Menelaus and Paris

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Anachronism

Something or someone that is not in the correct historical or chronological time

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Historical fiction

Imaginative reconstruction of historical events or people