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Early Civilization in Greece. Let’s review the vocabulary from page 278. Activity. Lived in Crete Small farming and fishing villages Palaces built as a center for economic, government, and religious activity. The Minoans. Crete. The following was written about Crete by - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Early Civilization in Greece

Early Civilization in GreeceActivityLets review the vocabulary from page 278The MinoansLived in CreteSmall farming and fishing villagesPalaces built as a center for economic, government, and religious activityCrete

Homer Quote:The following was written about Crete bythe Greek poet Homer:

handsome country, fertile, thronged [crowded] with peopleMinoan Palace

Minoan LifeEnjoyed dancing, music, and sportsExpert sailors and sea tradersNo one knows why they disappearedTheories include fire, volcanic eruption, an earthquake, or the MycenaeansMinoan ArtThe following slides include Minoan Art

The MycenaeansMostly peasants, or poor farmers, who were ruled by warrior kingsSpoke an early form of Greek language: considered the first GreeksCultural borrowing from the MinoansThis included sailing, writing system, art, and pottery stylesActivityTurn to page 281 of your textbook and lets examine the goods that went to and from Crete.Mycenaean ArtThe following slides include Mycenaean Art.

Wrap UpSummarize any information you have learned about the Minoans and Mycenaeans that you found interesting