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Early Greece. Aegean Culture. Cyclades Islands Bronze tools Imaginative/humorous pottery Marble statues/idols Peaceful fishing / agriculture society. Bronze Age in Crete. Arthur Evans, 1894-1900 Crete King Minos / Knossos Early Minoan Increasing growth Scattered Towns. [Image 1.22]

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Early Greece


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Aegean Culture

Cyclades Islands

  • Bronze tools

  • Imaginative/humorous pottery

  • Marble statues/idols

  • Peaceful fishing / agriculture society


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Bronze Age in Crete

  • Arthur Evans, 1894-1900

  • Crete

    • King Minos / Knossos

  • Early Minoan

    • Increasing growth

    • Scattered Towns


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Palace of Minos at Knossos


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Middle Minoan

  • Evolution of large urban centers

  • Art = lively and colorful

  • Little interest in monumental art

  • Writing system of hieroglyphic signs


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Wasp Pendant


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Late Minoan

  • Period of rebuilding after earthquakes

  • High point of Minoan culture

  • Linear A / Linear B writing

  • Religion centered upon mother goddess connected with fertility


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Snake Goddess


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Funerary Mask


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Mycenaean Culture

  • Heinrich Schliemann, 1870-1873

    • The Trojan War (1250 B.C.E.)

  • Strongly influenced by Minoan Culture

  • Art = preoccupied with death and war

  • Fall of the Mycenaean empire (1200 B.C.E.)


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History of Early Greece

Three Main Periods

  • The Heroic Age

  • The Age of Colonization

  • The Archaic Period


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The Heroic Age

  • Religious Worldview

    • Civic (city-state deities)

    • Private (chthonic deities)

  • Urban Lifestyle

    • Polis

    • Acropolis

    • Agora

  • Human – not divine Solutions


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Zeus (Poseidon?)


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The Iliad & The Odyssey

  • “the Homeric question”

  • Oral Tradition

    • Epithets

  • Iliad

    • Theme of Human Responsibility

    • Elaborate Similes

  • Odyssey

    • Return of the Epic Hero


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The Iliad

Greeks:

Achilles

Agamemnon

Menelaus

Helen

Patroclus

Trojans:

Hektor

Paris

Priam

Key Players:

Thetis

The Gods


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Themes

  • Anger

  • War

  • Glory

  • Honor


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The Odyssey

  • Continues after the Trojan War

  • Odysseus’ journey home to Ithica

  • Hero’s returns despite trials


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Art and Heroic Age Society

  • Painted Vases

    • Protogeometric (1000-900 B.C.E.)

      • Concentric circles, semi-circles

    • Geometric (900-700 B.C.E.)

      • Linear designs, the meander

      • Human Forms (~800 B.C.E.)

  • Amphora /Amphorae


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Age of Colonization

  • Prosperity of City-States

    • Competition, Image

  • Wealth + Over-Population = Colonization

    • Italy, Sicily, Egypt, Asia Minor

  • Trade and Cultural Exposure

    • Orientalizing


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Visual Artsat Corinth and Athens

  • Corinthian Art

    • Eastern Motifs

    • Commercially Successful

  • Athenian Art

    • Narrative style (Myth, Daily Life)

  • Trade Rivalry: Corinth vs. Athens


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The Beginnings ofGreek Sculpture

  • Heavy Egyptian influence

  • Kore / Korai (Female)

  • Kouros / Kouroi (Male)

  • Increasing Realism, Naturalism

    • Careful study of human anatomy

    • Representation of Life and vigor


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Sculpture and Painting in the Archaic Period

  • Tyrants / Artistic Patronage

  • Artistic Developments

    • Freestanding Figures

    • The “Archaic Smile”

    • Vase Painting

      • Black- and Red-Figure Styles


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Calf-Bearer


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Kritios Boy


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Euphronios, painter, Euxitheos, potter, red-figure calyx krater


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Architecture:The Doric Order

  • Simple dignity

  • No Base/20 flutes

  • Capital

    • Echinus, Abacus

  • Entablature

    • Architrave, frieze, triglyphs/metopes

  • Cornice, Pediment


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Basilica at Paestum


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Architecture:The Ionic Order

  • Ornate, fanciful

  • Tiered Base/24 flutes

  • Capital

    • Volutes

  • 3-D Architraves

  • Running Frieze


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Literature

  • Lyric verse vs. Heroic verse

    • Sappho

  • Herodotus (Father of History)

    • History of the Persian Wars

    • Right over Might

    • Hubris


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Protagoras

“Man is the measure of all things, of the existence of those that exist, and the nonexistence of those that do not”

First culture to be human-centered.


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Pre-Socratic Philosophy

  • Materialists

    • Explain phenomena through elements

    • Thales – water

    • Anaxagoras – reason

  • Pythagoranism

    • Mathematics - underlying principle of the universe / moral life


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Pre-Socratic Philosophy

  • Dualists

    • Two universes

      • One of perfection - Reason (unseen)

      • One of change (temporal)

  • Atomists

    • Unchanging Reality consists of small unseen particles (atoms) in the void


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Chapter 2: Discussion Questions

  • What significant differences exist between the cultures of the iron age and those of the bronze age? Explain.

  • Consider the role of religion in Early Greece. What does Early Greek theology suggest about the concerns of the society? Explain.

  • What were the causes for and the results of Greek colonization? Cite specific examples.

  • Explain the new directions of art in the Archaic Period. What do these changes suggest about the culture that was producing and patronizing this art?


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