Chapter 9

Total Flash Cards » 10
 
1. 

The Homeric epic the Iliad deals with

 

the war to capture Troy.

 
2. 

The political world of the ancient Greeks

 

usually consisted of independent, autonomous city-states.

 
3. 

The Mycenaeans received early indirect influence from the Egyptians and Phoenicians through their contact with the

 

Minoans.

 
4. 

The best example of Minoan cultural brilliance can be seen in the remains at

 

Knossos.

 
5. 

Of the natural disasters that plagued the Minoans, the most devastating was the volcanic eruption in 1628 on the island of

 

Thera.

 
6. 

The Mycenaeans adapted the Minoan written language to their own needs and developed a syllabic script called

 

Linear B.

 
7. 

The Minoans wrote with a script known as __________, which is not yet deciphered.

 

Linear A

 
8. 

The Greeks used the word polis to refer to

 

the city-state.

 
9. 

The Spartans were constantly afraid of the prospect of an uprising by serfs known as

 

helots.

 
10. 

Distinction among the ancient Spartans came from

 

discipline and military talent.