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Macedonia and the dawn of the Hellenistic era (1/3)

A documentary about the significant role that the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia played in the spreading of the Greek (Hellenic) civilization in the anci...
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Archaic Period - Ancient Greek History

Information on history of ancient Greece. Minoan, Neolithic period, Bronze Age, Mycenaean, Dark Ages, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Period and other ancient civilizations.

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This passage gives a generous amount of info on the Greek Archaic period. Going over how the Greeks during the Archaic period were developing there footing as separate tribes traveling around and sometimes settling. These tribes eventually became the city-states we know of today. Towards the end of the Archaic period the Greeks started developing different forms of government leading up to the forming of a democratic government inspiring governments of generations to come.

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Oligarchies were the most common form of government in ancient Greece.  Oligarchies were mostly run by the wealthiest citizens in a state.  Many were overthrown by tyrants so it would seem that oligarchies were not popular with the people. 

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Mycenaean Linear B Ideograms: Level 5.1 (Advanced) Military, with ...

Mycenaean Linear B Ideograms: Level 5.1 (Advanced) Military, with ... | Ancient Greek City-States | Scoop.it
METHOD 1: The most important one by far was the long sword, in other words, the heavy fighting sword, which in ancient Greek is rendered by the word “kisipo” in Mycenaean Linear B. The “kisipo” was a very large ...
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This blog goes over certain Linear B symbols representing various military weapons and equipment used by early Mycenaean and Homeric Greeks. They go over the differences in the symbols that represent a long sword and a dagger as well as what the symbol for a double axe looked like. They also go over symbols, which they call ideograms, that represent chariots used in battle and others that were used on flags of war.

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Ancient Greece - Culture and Society in the Ancient Greek World

Information on ancient Greek Culture and society.

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Agoge - Spartan Military Training - Suite

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The city state of ancient Sparta was a martial culture the likes the world has rarely seen.

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This passage covered most of what you covered during the class where we were going over the Spartan culture and basic way of life. It mainly looks at the Spartan males way of life and what they have to go through. They are put in military training when they are seven and literally don't stop until they die in battle or are over 60. This info may help in my study of the city-states of ancient Greece

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Eric Ganzler's curator insight, May 2, 3:04 AM

This article specifically covers the training of Spartan kids into the soldiers for which Sparta if famous for. If you showed any weakness or even looked weak as a kid, you were thrown off a cliff and replaced. 

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This article explains how sparta placed importance in the military and complete devotion to the Spartan state.
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Peloponnesian War

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The great war between Athens and Sparta lasted for 27 years, destroyed the Athenian imperial system and changed the entire course of Greek military history.

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Joel Mondragon's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:45 PM

This article illustrates why the Peloponnesian war occurred and what were the impacts. After fighting in a war together Athens and Sparta became rivals creating a war. In the end Sparta came out victorious and Athens were forced to step up a new form of government created by the Spartans. 

Chris DiTonno's curator insight, May 1, 11:38 AM

The great War with Sparta and Athens.

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Talks about the Peloponnese war between Sparta and Athens.

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The Spartan ‘Agoge’

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The Spartan or Laconian ‘agoge’ (socio-military education and training) had been formed at the end of the Archaic period (7th cent - 479 BC). The Spartan/Lacedaemonian tra...
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Earthquake destroyed ancient Greece?

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The abrupt decline of the Mycenaens around 1200 BC, marking the start of a Dark Ages in Greece, is a Mediterranean mystery

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Athens-taxi » Sparta

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Ancient Sparta was one of the two most powerful city-states in Classical Greece, Sparta. Unlike most of the other Greek city-states, Sparta was not fortified and did not have huge and imposing religious and civic buildings.

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This article briefly goes over Spartan history; how the city was formed by the Dorian Greeks and how they conquered the surrounding areas of Messenia and Laconia. It also goes over the Persian war and the three hundred Spartans that famously fought in the battle of Thermopiles. This site also touches on the culture of Sparta and how the city was "war-centric" and so on.

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Eric Ganzler's curator insight, May 2, 2:58 AM

This article covers the general history of classical Sparta. The article also specifically contains information between the rivalry of Athens and Sparta and the culture of Sparta. 

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A Primer on Greek Mythology: Part I — The ... - The Art of Manliness

A Primer on Greek Mythology: Part I — The ... - The Art of Manliness | Ancient Greek City-States | Scoop.it
Ancient Greek culture, however, contributes much more to the modern world than we might realize. The influence of the Greek mythology on western civilization began when the Romans adopted the pantheon of Greek gods; ...

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Big idea - The pink and the blue

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Ancient Greece

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Indroduction to the Ancient Greek Culture.

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David Walp's curator insight, January 14, 2013 10:21 AM

Good website about many themes in Ancient Greek history.

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Dorian Greeks (Spartans - Macedonians)

The Dorians were one of the four major Greek tribes into which the Greeks, or Hellenes, of the ancient period considered themselves divided (along with the A...
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This video is very informational on the origins of the Spartans and Macedonians. It really goes into the Spartan culture. There are five districts of Sparta which I was not aware of before and it really give you a lot of info on the chain of command of the Spartan military. It also gives info on Alexander the Great who was a Macedonian himself.

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To be a Spartan

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Nowadays, most military experts consider the Spartan hoplites as the first real elite soldiers in World History. This conclusion is not surprising. Almost the only criterio...
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This informational page really shows how people of ancient Sparta lived. It really goes in depth with the military of the city-state, stating that boys as teenagers were trained for battle. War was a big part of Spartan life and culture. It also informs of activities done within the city itself such as festivals and other events. 

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Jason Galvez's curator insight, May 2, 2:57 PM

Spartan hopelites are considered by many scholars to be the first elite soldiers or special forces. Sparta considered itself in a perpetual state of war with its helot population. 

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Greece 3D_ Mycenae

A documentary about Ancient Mycenae in 3D stereoscopic type (you need red-cyan glasses). Mycenae (Greek Μυκῆναι Mykēnai or Μυκήνη Mykēnē) is an archaeologica...
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Although in blurry 3D i enjoyed this video because it really goes in depth in the history of Mycenae, which is the topic we are and have been emphasizing on this week. I really like the images and graphics they show to illustrate Mycenae's founding as well as geography and architecture as well as pottery and weapons as well. Showing that this early Greek culture was actually quite advanced in their way of life.

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Elena Victorero's curator insight, April 14, 11:42 AM

Did you know who were the Mycenae,? well ither your answer is yes or not this video could shed some light about this people who created a wealthy civilization until their demaise and further decay of Mycenae's  cities.