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Aegean civilization

Definition of the noun aegean civilization

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noun

  1. the prehistoric civilization on the islands in the Aegean sea and the surrounding countries

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Aegean civilization a.k.a. Aegean civilizations: Aegean civilization is a general term for the Bronze Age civilizations of Greece around the Aegean Sea. There are three distinct but communicating and interacting geographic regions covered by this term: Crete, the Cyclades and the Greek mainland. Crete is associated with the Minoan civilization from the Early Bronze Age. The Cyclades converge with the mainland during the Early Helladic period and with Crete in the Middle Minoan period. From ca. 1450 BC, the Greek Mycenaean civilization spreads to Crete.

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Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (2009)

by Ari Ben-Menahem

The Aegean civilization (Hellenic and pre-Hellenic); (2) the Roman Empire; (3) Christianity; (4) the break-up of the Roman Empire by the Teutonic invasions.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm

Crete, so much so that, for the present,we must regard it as the fountain-head of ' Aegean civilization...

Google previewA Dictionary of World History (2015)

by Edmund Wright

Aegean civilization See mycenaean civilization. Aegospotami, Battle of The naval battle (405 bc) fought in the Hellespont, the strait between the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, that sealed the defeat of Athens in the *Peloponnesian War ...

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