17A - Introduction to Greek Archaeology
The eruption of Thera and the
end of the Minoan Civilization
Theseus and the Minotaur
Akrotiri, Thera (Santorini)
boar's tusk helmet
/ ikria (pl.)
"Minos, according to tradition, was the
person to organize a navy. He controlled the greater part of what is
now called the Aegean Sea. He ruled over the Cyclades, in most of
which he founded the first colonies; putting his sons as governors
after having first driven out the Carians (the native population).
And it is reasonable to assume that he did his best to put down
piracy and to secure his own revenues."
Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War, Book I,