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The Age of Homer, or the Dark Ages (12th-9th century)

Written by Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom We often regard the Greeks as the epitome of Civilizations. However, before the great achievement of the Fifth Century BC in Athens and elsewhere, they underwent a period of decline and dislocation. For over three centuries Greece endured a Dark Age when cities were abandoned and society

The Palace of Knossos

When we think about the birth of western civilization, we recall Knossos and its stunning palace. Crete is called the cradle of Europe, after all, and Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, is reputed to be Europe’s oldest city! Knossos is thought to be the first settlement in the Neolithic period, though