Chapter 9

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Chapter 9

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The Homeric epic the Iliad deals with
 
  the war to capture Troy.
The political world of the ancient Greeks
 
  usually consisted of independent, autonomous city-states.
The Mycenaeans received early indirect influence from the Egyptians and Phoenicians through their contact with the
 
Minoans.
The best example of Minoan cultural brilliance can be seen in the remains at
 
Knossos.
Of the natural disasters that plagued the Minoans, the most devastating was the volcanic eruption in 1628 on the island of
 
  Thera.
The Mycenaeans adapted the Minoan written language to their own needs and developed a syllabic script called
 
  Linear B.
The Minoans wrote with a script known as __________, which is not yet deciphered.
 
  Linear A
The Greeks used the word polis to refer to
 
the city-state.
The Spartans were constantly afraid of the prospect of an uprising by serfs known as
 
helots.
Distinction among the ancient Spartans came from
 
  discipline and military talent.
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