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The Aegean Bronze Age
CCIV 201
Spring 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: ARHA 202, ARCP 201

This course is an introduction to the prehistory of the Greece and the Aegean islands, beginning with the later Stone Age (or Neolithic period) and concentrating on the Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean cultures of the Aegean islands and mainland of Greece from ca. 3300 - 1000 BCE (i.e., the Bronze Age). The Bronze Age saw the development of preclassical civilizations in the Aegean and some of the great monuments of the Old World, including the palace of Minos at Knossos on Crete, the shaft graves of Mycenae, and the walls of Troy. It is the background for the archaic and classical periods of Greece, for the Homeric poems (ILIAD and ODYSSEY) and legends of the Trojan War. We will examine some major debates currently raging concerning the reality of the Trojan War, the relationship of Greece in this period to Egypt and other major civilizations, and the role of the Thera volcano in the demise of Minoan culture (and its connection to the Atlantis legend).

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(CLST)(CLST-Archaeolog)(MEST-MN)

Last Updated on OCT-18-2021
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