Mythology & Ancient Greece
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3300 - 1000 BCE : Greece - The earliest known prehistoric civilizations occupy the Aegean world. This period marks the rise and fall of the MINOAN and MYCENAEAN civilization. 2200 BCE : Greece - Indo-European invaders, speaking the earliest forms of Greek, enter the mainland of Greece, and the MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATION (named after the leading Greek city on the peninsula from 1600 - 1200 BCE ) emerges. 2000 - 1500 BCE : Greece - MINOAN CIVILIZATION (named after the Cretan ruler Minos) reaches its height with its central power in Knossos on the island of Crete.
Overview Ancient Greece was in its heyday from around 5th century BC to 2nd century AD. That period is commonly referred to as the classical period and events in it led to major and long-lasting advances in medicine and rhetoric. Medicine in ancient Greece The ancient Greeks had two main theories that they used to understand bodily functioning, to understand the source of disease, and to guide them in healing diseases. The first theory was that specific gods had the powers to create disease as well as to restore health.
[Excerpted from Greece: A Country Study. Glenn E. Curtis, ed. Ed. 4.
Ancient Greece By Teri Doleys Cedarville University History The history of Greece began with the Stone Age hunters and early farmers. This time period was followed by the civilizations of the Minoan and Mycenaean kings. Next came the Dark Ages which was a time period characterized by many wars and invasions.
Document belonging to the Greek Mythology Link , a collection of myths retold by Carlos Parada , author of Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology , published in 1993 by Paul Åströms förlag/Astrom Editions (available at Amazon ). The mythical accounts are based exclusively on ancient sources . About , Sitemap , Email , Copyright © 1997 Carlos Parada and Maicar Förlag. "The gods of Hellas and of freedom—they are identical." (Aelian, Varia Historia 12.1).
Mythological stories are based one legends and folklore about Gods and Goddesses who live 'above' the Earth's physical plane. Mythology generally talks about how these Gods created Earth and the souls that exist within its physical parameters. Many people speak of the interaction of the Gods and Goddesses within their own experiences. There is sometimes mention of the interaction of Gods and Goddesses with humanity.
In the 8th century BC, large-scale ceramic vessels were produced as grave markers. As these were originally decorated with just repeated angular patterns, the style became known as "Geometric" art. As time went by, small portions of the vessel might be filled with simple stick-figure people, often attending a funeral.
Aeolus: keeper or god of the winds . Lived on the island of Aeolia. He gave Odysseus a bag containing all the winds except the west wind. He said that if Odysseus kept the bag closed, the west wind, still free, would blow his ships home.
The Olympians are a group of 12 gods who ruled after the overthow of the Titans . All the Olympians are related in some way. They are named after their dwelling place Mount Olympus . Zeus Zeus overthew his Father Cronus .