Ch 14: Mycenaean Civilization

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Use the lessons in this chapter to enhance your comprehension of the Mycenaean civilization and boost your confidence as you study for an upcoming exam. Find out how much you understand about this ancient society by taking short quizzes and practice exam.

Mycenaean Civilization - Chapter Summary

The Mycenaean civilization serves as the inspiration for Homer's Greek works. This chapter takes a close look at this historic society by examining its culture, social structure, economy, technology and much more. Study this civilization by reviewing engaging lessons developed by expert instructors. In no time, you will be ready to:

  • Describe the history and culture of the Mycenaean civilization
  • Explain how the civilization was socially structured and politically organized
  • Discuss economy and trade in the Mycenaean civilization
  • List and describe Mycenaean crafts and technology
  • Provide details about this culture's funeral beliefs, practices and tombs
  • Share the history, characteristics and influences of architecture in this society
  • Detail the leisure activities and daily life of the Mycenaean civilization
  • Examine the collapse of Mycenae and start of Greek colonization

Study Mycenaean civilization your way by accessing lessons anytime and revisit them as often as you'd like. Use the multiple-choice quizzes and practice exam in this chapter to test your comprehension and assess your readiness to take your test. If you have questions about lesson topics you don't fully understand, be sure to submit them to our experts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 14: Mycenaean Civilization
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Mycenaean Civilization: Culture & History

1. Mycenaean Civilization: Culture & History

Explore the world of the ancient Mycenaean civilization. Meet the society that formed the basis for the famous Greek works of Homer and discover how this rich society eventually crumpled.

Mycenaean Civilization: Social Structure & Political Organization

2. Mycenaean Civilization: Social Structure & Political Organization

The Mycenaeans were the first Greek civilization, and were a strictly hierarchical, and mostly male-dominated society. Read more about the Mycenaeans' social structure in this lesson.

Mycenaean Civilization: Economy & Trade

3. Mycenaean Civilization: Economy & Trade

The Mycenaeans did not have a monetary system. Instead, their economy depended entirely on agriculture and trade. In this lesson, learn more about the Mycenaean economy as well as some of its distant trading partners.

Mycenaean Civilization: Crafts, Industry & Technology

4. Mycenaean Civilization: Crafts, Industry & Technology

From pottery to huge stone walls, the Mycenaean industry relied on crafting and architecture. Find out more about the Mycenaeans' production of pottery, jewelry, armor, buildings, and more in this lesson.

Mycenaean Civilization: Funerary Beliefs, Practices & Tombs

5. Mycenaean Civilization: Funerary Beliefs, Practices & Tombs

This lesson covers the burial tombs of the Mycenaeans, and how the artifacts discovered therein have detailed a religious and sophisticated warrior society that spread reached far across the Mediterranean.

Mycenaean Architecture: History, Characteristics & Influences

6. Mycenaean Architecture: History, Characteristics & Influences

You have probably seen ancient Greek architecture, but did you know that this architecture was influenced by the Mycenaeans, the earliest Greek-speaking civilization? Find out more about Mycenaean architecture in this lesson.

Daily Life in the Mycenaean Civilization

7. Daily Life in the Mycenaean Civilization

While most people know about ancient Greece because of its architecture and mythology, did you know there was an even earlier Greek civilization called the Mycenaeans? Read on to learn more about everyday life in the Mycenaean civilization.

From Mycenae's Collapse to Greek Colonization

8. From Mycenae's Collapse to Greek Colonization

This lesson covers the history of Greece from the collapse of Mycenae to the start of Greek Colonization. We watch its dissolution during the Dorian Invasion and take a look at Greece in the Dark Ages.

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