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GREEK AND ROMAN MYTH. Background – Greek Civilization. Minoan (Crete) 2200-1450 BC Mycenean 1450-1100 BC (“good old days”) Dark Ages (no record) 1100-700 BC Homer, Hesiod 800-700 (beg. of writing) Greek Drama 500-400 (height of Gr. Civ.). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • GREEK AND ROMAN MYTH

  • Background Greek CivilizationMinoan (Crete) 2200-1450 BCMycenean 1450-1100 BC (good old days) Dark Ages (no record) 1100-700 BCHomer, Hesiod 800-700 (beg. of writing)Greek Drama 500-400 (height of Gr. Civ.)

  • Background -Roman Civilization Roman Civilization - 200 BC-300 ADChristianity - 300 AD

  • Greek Cosmogony/Cosmology

  • Greek MythologyBegins OrallyHeavily borrowed from earlier nearby culturesesp. Sumerian and EgyptianSeparate City-States, Islands, geography leads to fragmentary, overlapping storiesFirst written in Homer, Hesiod 800-700BCMost Important Characteristic: HUMANISMThe Greek MiracleAnthropomorphic

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