The Civilization of Ancient Crete
"Professor Willetts presents the first complete picture of the civilization of Ancient Crete - one which gives full weight to its origins as well as to its post-Minoan development. He shows the important influences from the neighbouring regions of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and examines the island's development from the arrival of the Neolithic farmers during the early Bronze Age, through the spectacular Minoan civilization of the Bronze Age, down to the Dorian aristocracy of the Iron Age which ended in the Roman Conquest of the first century B.C."--BOOK JACKET.
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CLIMAX AND TRANSITION
Achaeans Aegean Anatolia ancient animals apparently associated became beginning Bronze Age called cave central centre century BC changes city-states civilization clay clear Code communal compared continued Cretan Crete cult derived detailed discussion Dorian earlier early east Egypt established Evans evidence example excavations figure further goddess Gortyn Greece Greek head heiress Hood houses important indicate influence inscription island kind king Knossos known land Late Minoan later Linear London mainland marry means Middle Minos Mycenaean natural Neolithic origin painted palace perhaps period Phaistos places points population possible pottery present probably recent reference religion ritual rooms round script seems settlement shows signs similar slave social stone suggested tablets temple third tombs towns tradition various vases walls whole Willetts CCF writing written Zeus