Greece Government and Culture. Mycenaean Society. The Mycenaeans established a society on the Greek peninsula beginning with migrations in 2200 B.C. From 1500 to 1100 B.C., they expanded their influence beyond the Greek peninsula, overpowering Minoan society in Crete. Trojan War.
The Trojan Horse
The Acropolis of Athens
Olive grove in rocky Greek soil
Edgar Degas, The Young Spartans (ca. 1860)
Greek ship ca 600 B.C.
Greek silver coins
Temple of Apollo
Oracle at Delphi
Poseidon: God of Sea and Earthquakes
Athena: Wisdom, War
Poseidon: Sea, Earthquakes
Truth, Light, Music, Healing
Kyrenia Trade Ship
Archimedes: “Give me a lever and I can move the world.”
The Lincoln Memorial
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Colossus of Rhodes
Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Theater at Epidaurus held 14,000 people
Bust of Homer in background of O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Vase ca. 550 B.C.
depicting two runners