440--MIDTERM I STUDY GUIDE
MINOANS, MYCENAEANS, ACHAEANS, EVANS, SCHLIEMANN, LINEAR B, MICHAEL
VENTRIS, CNOSSUS, MINOS, DORIANS, DARK AGES
HOMER, FAVORITE HOMER STORY I, FAVORITE HOMER STORY II, FAVORITE HOMER
STORY III, FAVORITE HOMER STORY IV
MESSENIA, SPARTA, HELOTS, (PERIOIKOI), LYCURGUS, GEROUSIA, APELLA,
THESEUS, AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION, DRACO, SOLON, AREOPAGUS, COUNCIL OF
400, ECCLESIA, (TECHNE), PISISTRATOS, HIPPIAS, (THESPIS), (BOULE),
500, STRATEGOI, OSTRACISM, CLEISTHENES, CLEISTHENIC TRIBES
IONIA, MARATHON, THERMOPYLAE, SALAMIS, PLATAEA,
HERODOTUS STORY I, HERODOTUS STORY II, HERODOTUS STORY III,
HERODOTUS STORY IV
1. Unfortunately, we don't know nearly as much about the
and Mycenaeans as we would like, and we know even less about the Dorian
invasion and the Dark Ages that followed. Still, the work of
Heinrich Schliemann, Sir Arthur Evans, and Michael Ventris--and the
poems of Homer--have given
us enough information to see how the developments of these times helped
lead to later Greek
2. The poems of Homer are the greatest legacy of the Dark
subsequent Greek civilization. In some ways, these books are the
closest thing the Greeks had to a Bible. But Homer's works are a
very strange sort of Bible indeed. Comment.
3. The Spartan political and social system contains many unusual
elements, but the Spartan way of life was well suited for securing the
stability of the Spartan state. Comment.
4. The men who laid the foundations of Athenian greatness in
historic times (Solon, Pisistratos, and Cleisthenes) were, if anything,
greater heroes than Theseus, the legendary founder of Athens. Comment.
5. The Persian War is one of the great turning points of history,
and a fascinating war as well. Herodotus is right in thinking
a story that shouldn't be forgotten. Comment.
6. Herodotus is the first true historian. He is also one of
the greatest. Comment.