Bronze Age Greece: Mycenaeans & the Origins of Western Civilization
May 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
$25 – $80
Discover the magnificence of the Mycenaeans. Humanities West brings together a panel of noted scholars to present talks uncovering the Mycenaean story, from ancient tales to the latest archaeological finds, in an effort to deepen our understanding of the roots of Western Civilization. When the Bronze Age ended, oral tales of the Mycenaeans remained and were composed half a millennium later by Homer in the stories of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Most assumed these Homeric tales and the society they described largely were fiction, until a few 19th-century archaeologists took those tales seriously and have come to proved the existence of these brilliant predecessors of the ancient Greeks.