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Dark Age Greece – History of Greece

By |2018-04-22T11:57:40+00:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History|

Submycenaean octopus jar Dark Age isolation and poverty After most of the Mycenean palaces were destroyed around 1200 BC, nobody rebuilt them. The only palace we know of which was not destroyed was the one at Athens. But even Athens seems to have had a hard time for the next several hundred years. [...]

Economy in Archaic Greece

By |2019-01-31T07:07:58+00:00July 5th, 2017|Economy, Greeks|

Archaic Greek economy: A black-figure vase showing a blacksmith at work (Athens, about 550 BC) Not much trade in the Dark Ages During the political collapse of the Greek Dark Age (about 1200-1000 BC), many Greek people did not have children, or left for other countries. There weren't so many people living in [...]