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Greek Bronze Age - AHIS200

This unit explores the era of the palace-based states in the Aegean during the Bronze Age (c.3000 BC – c.1100 BC). These are the dramatic years of Greek prehistory which the poet Hesiod famously described as the ‘Age of Heroes’. It was the time of the Trojan War. This unit critically examines the rich archaeological evidence. We begin with the emergence of complex societies in the Cyclades and Crete and the creation of the Minoan palace civilization with its capital at Knossos. Then follows a critical study of the rise of competing states on the Greek mainland and the eventual domination of Mycenae and its allied fortified palaces in the Peloponnese.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Susan Lupack

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): AHST221, AHST321
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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