An Intro to How Did Trade Shape Mycenaean Society? in Under 10 Minutes.

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How did trade shape mycenaean society?

The question how did trade shape mycenaean society? is asked to us by many of our readers. Mycenaean civilization was an ancient Greek civilization that reigned in Greece between 1600-1100 BC. Its people, called Mycenaeans, were the earliest to introduce writing. This post introduces how trade and society was shaped with history in 10 minutes or less. Each section is titled with a different part of the content of this blog post, which is separated into 3 parts: a brief introduction to what it’s about, and then an explanation into how it would be introduced such as with videos/links followed by its conclusion.

Where was it found?

The Peloponnesus (or Pelopponesos in Greek, named after the mythical King of Argos, Pelops) is a large peninsula that is bordered by the Ionian Sea, Western Greece and Macedonia. It includes dozens of islands and is found in the southern part of Greece. The cities were built on two sides of a narrow isthmus between Batsi and the Aegean Sea. You will find Mycenae to be the main city that was built on both sides by a limestone hill called ”’Koulikoro”’ (or Kolonos Hill).

What do we know about it?

Mycenae was founded before 1600 BC. It was the center of Mycenaean life and the home of Agamemnon. Agamemnon is a Greek warrior who led 12 “”’Mycenaean states”'” during the Trojan War against Troy. It is the earliest Greek city built with a Ziggurat plan, but was abandoned at some point before 1100 BC by its last inhabitants when they moved to new cities in southern Greece. Its ruins were discovered by Schliemann in the late 1870s and excavated by German archaeologists from 1873 until World War I from 1874 to 1890. The most famous findings are the Lion Gate, which is the entrance to the citadel and painted frescoes.

Who lived there?

The population living in this city was made up of Mycenaeans and central Greeks. They spoke an early form of Greek and had a lot in common with Minoans on Crete, who had similar customs and religion. They did not have a written language during that time, but eventually adopted hieroglyphics from Egyptian and Cretan scripts, which eventually evolved into Linear A, and later further into Linear B. These scripts were an adaptation of hieroglyphic writing used by the Minoans on Crete (who were known as Minyans). After Mycenae was abandoned, it remained a ruin until the late 19th century. It has been thoroughly excavated since then and the information is available to read in English and Greek.


This is a great place to start as it explains much of the history that would be mentioned in our article as well as what we know about these people. The information given in this post about Mycenae is quite important for us to have as we do not want to make assumptions about who lived there and what they did, but rather establish facts from reliable sources (as opposed to some theories that have no sources). We have read through this article and the information contained in it, and it is a very good resource for us to use as references.

What does it have to do with trade?

Mycenaean grape wine was one of the main exports from Greece. It’s made from grapes native to Greece that were used in wine making. This trade can be inferred from their texts which also talk about trade relations between these countries and imports of iron, tin and plants. The first-known alphabet in human history was invented by them (which is attributed to Linear B). They also had advanced civilization with great architecture, horseback riding, farming, architecture and writing. They were also well-known for their trade networks that spread through the Mediterranean and Near East. They had trade relations with many countries and cities, including Egypt, Mycenaean Greece (Greece), Crete (Greece), Euboea (southern Greece), Rhodes, the Dodecanese islands, the Cycladic islands and Anatolia (Turkey).

The reason we are highlighting this point is due to its historical importance. Archaeologists have always shown us that civilizations are not solely made up of a single people or culture. It is a society that is made of many cultures and groups which all have their own contribution to the development of a culture. This trade network is no different, and we must recognize the contributions that other people had to this society. It is important in understanding their society and the way they worked together to develop their society.

In conclusion, as we have said before, it is important to note that these economies were not just used by a small social class or a single village but by many large societies who all engaged in this trading network. These economies are made up of many groups and traders, who all have a unique role in it. This blog post was one of our first attempts at talking about the economy during this time period, so our writing may seem quite rough (especially since there are still some parts that are not in first person).


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