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Where did the Greek civilization come from? The great civilization that gave us Aristotle and democracy had to come from somewhere. Where was the birthplace of Greece? We can look to the island of Crete and the Minoans for the beginnings of the great Greek civilization.
The Greek Heroic Age
The Greek Heroic Age was the time when legends were made. The tales we use in describing Ancient Greece mainly come from this period. The heart of Greek tradition hails from its great Heroic Period and the glorious civilization of the Mycenae.
Mycenae is one of those places that causes the imagination to fly in so many directions. Anyone who is familiar with ancient history will be familiar Mycenae. This was the center of the Mycenaean civilization that was the Golden Age of Greece’s Bronze Age.
Heinrich Schliemann and His Discoveries
Luck can play a part in history. Heinrich Schliemann proved that when he discovered the site of ancient Troy. Though scholars did not believe in Homer's Troy, Heinrich showed the world that great works of literature can have an historical basis.
The Iliad - A Book Review
So many of our legends and stories come from the past. Homer's work, The Iliad, has inspired thousands of books, legends, and movies. Read my review of this epic story.
The legend of Troy has intrigued people for hundreds of years. Did this city really exist?
The Mediterranean Triad
Food sources are vital to any civilization. It was the Mediterranean triad that helped Greece make its mark in the ancient world.
Are Homer's Works Historical?
Homer wrote two of the greatest epics that have lasted for centuries. The Iliad and the Odyssey have given us the most wonderful stories and the most human of characters. But are these fanciful stories just stories to tell children before the midnight fire? Or are these stories founded in history?
The Trojan War - Myth or Reality?
Legends fascinate us, yet we all often dismiss their historical importance. The Trojan war has survived centuries to thrill those that read of the exploits of heroes that are larger than life. But did it really happen? Did the Trojan War occur?
Second Inaugral Address - George Washington
The first president of the United States of America was elected to a second term. In a short, but sincere speech, George Washington accepts this position.
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