The Mycenaeans: A Captivating Guide to the First Advanced Civilization in Ancient Greece

Narrated by: Richard L Walton
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
Categories: History, Ancient History
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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Mycenaeans, then pay attention....

The Mycenaeans were the first advanced civilization to develop on mainland Greece, and were responsible for much of the urban organization and cultural development seen in the early ancient Greeks. The Mycenaeans created sprawling palatial states, unique and sophisticated works of art, and possessed a writing system that could be used to make records. For these reasons, they are considered a prime example of a thriving Bronze Age civilization.

The Mycenaeans were responsible for numerous innovations and technological advancements for the region, including architecture and military structure. They developed their own syllabic script called Linear B and also possessed the first-ever written records of the Greek language. Perhaps more surprising for modern audiences, the Mycenaeans worshipped several of the deities famous in Greek religion long before the development of the Olympic pantheon. Although the Mycenaeans would eventually fall during something called the Bronze Age Collapse, their civilization would survive by adapting and eventually morphing into the ancient Greeks known so well in Western civilizations.

In The Mycenaeans: A Captivating Guide to the First Advanced Civilization in Ancient Greece, you will discover topics such as
 

  • Political and Military Organization
  • Culture and Daily Life
  • Economy and Trade
  • The Shaft Grave Era, c. 1600 - 1450 BCE
  • The Koine Era, c. 1450 - 1250 BCE
  • The Collapse, c. 1250 - 1100 BCE
  • The Caroline War (1369-1389)
  • The Precursors of Greek Religion
  • Art and Architecture
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the Mycenaeans, buy this audiobook now!

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Probably a nice brief history

If you can stay awake through the flat robotic narration. I could not and gave up within 45 minutes.

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  • 06-14-20

Very informative and at the time digestible

A great insight into the mycenaean world that every history buff would enjoy, the audio book covers the rise and fall of the mycenaean empire and every other aspect of bronze age Greece life