Showing posts with label MYCENEAN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MYCENEAN. Show all posts

05 July 2011

Mycenaean Greece

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Mycenaean Greece (c. 1600 BC – c. 1100 BC) is a cultural period of Bronze Age Greece taking its name from the archaeological site of Mycenae in northeastern Argolis, in the Peloponnese of southern Greece. Athens, Pylos, Thebes, and Tiryns are also important Mycenaean sites. The last phase of the Bronze Age in Ancient Greece, it is the historical setting of much ancient Greek literature and myth, including the epics of Homer.

The Mycenaean civilization flourished during the period roughly between 1600 BC, when Helladic culture in mainland Greece was transformed under influences from Minoan Crete, and 1100 BC, when it perished with the collapse of Bronze-Age civilization in the eastern Mediterranean. 

24 May 2011

THE MANY NAMES FOR HELLAS


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(Anything written in red was written by me)
 
 
Greece, the land of many names. We get our words, Greece, Greek and Grecian come from the Latin, Graeci, just one tribe or ethne, with whom the early Romans had most of their contact with.The Graeci were located on the northeastern Gulf of Corinth and the Island Euboea and many of these Graeci moved to the early Roman Republic. The Romans used the name of this one tribe for all Greeks. Graikhos (Γραικός) was the ethnonym, more specifically, the endonym for this one tribe alone, but it was definitely and exonym for the rest of the Greeks.

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