Chapter 9


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Side ASide B
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
The best example of Minoan cultural brilliance can be seen in the remains at
Of the natural disasters that plagued the Minoans, the most devastating was the volcanic eruption in 1628 on the island of
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
Distinction among the ancient Spartans came from
  discipline and military talent.

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