CL 17A - Introduction to Greek Archaeology


Lecture 6

The eruption of Thera and the end of the Minoan Civilization

Theseus and the Minotaur
labyrinth
Ariadne
Thalassocracy
Minoan colonies
    Phylakopi, Melos
    Ialysos, Rhodes
    Kythera
    Miletus
Minoa
Akrotiri, Thera (Santorini)
Spyridon Marinatos
ship fresco
boar's tusk helmet
tower shield
Nilotic landscape
ikrion / ikria (pl.)
Libyans
flotilla
 
"Minos, according to tradition, was the first 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, chapter 5
 
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