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Mycenaean World : Classical World - K A;Wardle,Diana Wardle

Mycenaean World

Classical World

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Little over one hundred years has passed since Schliemann first excavated at Mycenae and revealed the riches of its rulers, buried in the Shaft Graves three and a half thousand years ago. Continuing discoveries have demonstrated the achievements and connections of Mycenaean civilization. The decipherment of their script, Linear B, as an early form of Greek, has shown that the Mycenaeans were the ancestors of the Greeks of the Classical period and has revealed the complexity of the administration of their palaces. This introduction to the Mycenaean world brings together the latest research to provide a clear account of its history and of the real Bronze Age cities which lie behind the Homeric legends. Mycenaean economy and society, technology and trade, burials and buildings, warfare and religion are all explored in illustrating the character and achievements of this brilliant forerunner of Classical Greece. The final chapter is devoted to the no-longer-so Dark Age, during which Greek society was transformed and the Homeric epic reached its final form.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
The rise and fall of Mycenaean civilization When
Early Mycenaean period
Minoan Crete
Buried town of Akrotiri on Thera
Mainland Greece
Expansion and maturity
Palatial period
Mycenaean Crete
Trojan War
Late Mycenaean period
Cities Argos
Athens
Ithaca
Iolkos
Knossos
Mycenae
Orchomenos
Pylos
Sparta
Thebes
Tiryns
Troy
Tombs and burial practices Tomb types
Burial customs
Grave-goods
Shaft Graves at Mycenae
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Metalwork
Carving
Glass and faience
Economy and society Linear B archives
Agriculture and stockraising
Landscape and climate
Crops
Animals
Slaves and workers
Officials and administrators
Building and engineering Tholoi
Fortresses
Roads and waterworks
Palaces
Construction techniques
Houses
Weapons and warfare Greaves
Cuirass
Swords and daggers
Shield
Helmet
Spear/Lance
Bow
Chariot
Warfare
Military planning
Wall-paintings Origins and associations
Technique
Hands and artists
Composition and subject matter
Costume
Trade and contact Resources and the sea
Maritime trade
Sailing patterns
Trade and exchange
Kas and Gelidonya wrecks
Metals trade
Luxury goods
Perfume trade
Chariot kraters
Cloth
Manpower
Cyprus
Macedonia and the Black Sea
Italy and the Central Mediterranean
Religion Religious scenes
Shrines
Figurines and cult equipment
Homer and the Dark Age: myth or memory? Dorians
Palace destructions
Aftermath
Iron Age
Ionian Migration
Heroon at Lefkandi in Euboea
Renewed trade and expansion
Settlements
A new heroic age
Sanctuaries
Homer and the monuments
Suggestions for Further Study
Suggestions for Further Reading and brief bibliography for each chapter
Index
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ISBN: 9781853993558
ISBN-10: 1853993557
Series: Classical World
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st April 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition