Evolutions And Developments Of Greek Civilization

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Greek Civilization Name of Author Name of Institution Greek Civilization The Greek archaic period, according to Lloyd, (c. 800- 479 BCE) started from what can only be termed indistinctness, and ended with the Persians being evicted from Greece for good after the battles of Plataea and Mykale in 479 BCE (2012). This period is then preceded by the Greek Dark Age (c.1100- 750 BCE), which is then followed by the Classical Period (c. 510- 323 BCE), with a documented period of Greek history, with misfortunes, amusements, antiquities, lawful cases and more surviving in the form of mythical and epigraphic sources. These periods gradually resulted in civilization of Greece as there were many evolutions and developments. The first two Greek civilizations were the Minoan civilization and the Mycenaean civilization. The Mycenaean civilization, according to Cartwright, began to flourish in the late Bronze Age, from the 15th to the 13th century BCE which was earlier influenced by the Minoan civilization. To that effect, architecture, art and religious practices were assimilated and adapted to express the Mycenaean culture in perhaps a more aggressive and serious manner(2013). The dark ages, the years from about 1100 to 750 B.C.E, was the next thing that happened to Greece. During this period, Greece endured economic, political, and cultural stagnation that contrasted with the wealth and splendor of the Mycenaean states which, during the Bronze Age, had flourished. Few new settlements

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