Development of Greece in the XX-XII centuries BC (events, achievements, political structure of the state, figures)

Period Main events and characteristics of the period Key figures
XX-XII centuries to BC Cretan-Mycenaean period State formation in Crete (Crete-Minoan culture)

Development of trade and navigation

The invention of linear writing

The form of power is theocracy

Invasion of the Greek Achaeans in the Peloponnese

Mastering the potter’s wheel

Creation and flourishing of the Mycenaean state (XV-XII centuries), headed by the king, under whose leadership was a developed bureaucratic apparatus.

Trojan War (approx. The XIII-XII centuries BC)

Minos (legendary king), Knossos

Homeric heroes


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