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    An Vu Ms. Mooney AP Literature 24 August 2017 Allusion Studies Icarus and Daedalus Daedalus, a craftsman, and his son, Icarus, were forced to flee the island Crete after angering King Minos. He built them wax wings to escape, and warned his son about flying too high because the wings will be melted by the sun. Icarus flies too close to the sun and falls to the sea and drowns. His father continues to fly to Sicily and builds a temple for Apollo. Theseus and the Minotaur Athens has to ship young people to Crete as a sacrifice to be eaten by a monster, Minotaur. Theseus, prince of Athens, sails to kill the beast in the Labyrinth, a deadly maze on the island Crete,and tells his father, King Aegeus that his black sail will be white to show he…

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    never knew love or friendship or desire ,so he never had the chance to explore that human side of himself. If the minotaur was able to live a somewhat normal life. If his mother could have given him the nourishment that he needed perhaps he could have been looked at as a protector. Perhaps he could have protected his people from King Minos and his wrath. Perhaps he could have had a normal life and fell in love. He could have been looked to as a god from the people of Crete. So if the…

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    architectural masterpiece and source of national pride: it is the most famous site in Greece, it was a runner up for the New Seven Wonders of the World, and it provides a living monument to the splendor of Greece's golden age. Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete. It is grander, more complex, and more flamboyant than any of the other palaces known to us, and it is located about twenty minutes south of the modern port town of Iraklio. Knossos was inhabited for several thousand…

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    In both eras each time created religious activities to thank their respected Gods. Religion played an important role in Minoan Crete and many activities, and artistic products revolved it. As evidence in the art of the period, the Minoans believed that man should live in harmony with the natural environment. For the Minoans they had religious activities for their nature gods they made several animal sacrifices as well as used music to dance and achieve religious ecstasy. They believed it would…

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    was imprisonment in the famous maze known as the Labyrinth, designed by the legendary architect Daedalus and his son Icarus. This monster became a symbol of the dominance of Crete to Athens. Pasiphae King Minos wife in love with this bull she maintained relationship with him and gave birth to the Minotaur, The King thought he can maintain this beast to be tamed told him he was wrong, he lit the evil monster to the max and the disease kills from approaching him the most egregious ways, it was…

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    the sky beside him. Impropriety: Icarus disobeyed his father. Inexpediency: Daedalus offered his wings to Apollo. Credit (Statement) Pessimists who shame the authors of ancient myths, (Ecphrasis) I believe, those same people are shaming ancient literature at the same time. (Statement) If the stories of old used artistic methods as opposed to literal methods to convey a certain tale, then anybody who attacks any ancient piece of art is attacking the method used in that day and age. (Thesis) I…

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    The Bronze Age in the Mediterranean Grecian regions was a time for exploration and war, trade and commerce, and ingenuity. Two monumental cultures with evident demise influenced one another through economy, architecture, and logogram. The Minoans were based on the island of Crete, their palace and administrative center is known as Knossos. The Mycenaean culture, on the other hand was based on the mainland of Greece, in the city-state titled as Mycenae. Both cultures were based from maritime…

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    Greek Geography

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    Greece is one of the few places in Europe where one could see mountains of oceanic crust, not just pieces of it. Oceanic crust is an underwater mountain system that consists of various mountain chains, typically having a valley known as a rift which is formed by plate tectonics. This type of oceanic ridge is a characteristic of what is known as the oceanic spreading center that is responsible for seafloor spreading. (Geonature) The seas surrounding Greece are the Ionian Sea, the Mediterranean…

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    Pottery Vs Minoans

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    The Bronze Age in the Mediterranean Grecian regions was a time for exploration and war, trade and commerce, and ingenuity. Two monumental cultures with the evident demise influenced one another through economy, architecture, and logogram. The Minoans originated on the island of Crete, and their palace and administrative center titled Knossos. The Mycenaean culture, on the other hand, flourished on the mainland of Greece, in the palaces of Pylos and Mycenae. Both cultures thrived from maritime…

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    Knossos Research Paper

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    Knossos is located in Crete, on the largest island off the coast of Greece, 5 kilometers southeast of the city of Heraklion (1). Being nestled within a valley near the river of Kairatos, the river currently flows only partly year-round (1). Yet, during Minoan times when the site was inhabited, the river flowed constantly. Knossos used to be surrounded with cypress and oak trees but has since been turned into acres of vineyards and olive trees (1). Knossos was established during the Bronze Age…

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