Very interesting and informative talk with Dimitra.
Dimitra stirred my memory and longing to return to Mycenae and Crete. Beautifully illustrated talk.
This is my second context travel zoom meeting with Dimitra Pilarinou. The first being the meeting about the Greek island of Santorini and the volcano that reshaped the island and the Minoan world. Both meetings were very well presented. Dimitra’s knowledge is vast and deep on ancient Greek history. Being a student and lover of all things history I was enthralled. I highly recommend her zoom meetings. Well done
Before watching this presentation, I had read about the history of Bronze Age Greece but I always found it rather confusing. Dimitra made the chronology and the geography very clear - and very entertaining. From early Mycenaean yokels being gobsmacked by Minoan civilization to stills from the movie Troy - "everything [in the movie] was wrong except the banquet scenes" - to pictures of the gorgeous things found in Mycenaean graves, the presentation was well organized and a perfect introduction to this fascinating and still very mysterious civilization. How frustrating that after all the effort to decipher Linear B, the only surviving texts are lists by palace bureaucrats!
This was another yet excellent presentation (after the Minoan eruption in Santorini) thoroughly covering a huge subject. The best part of it is that Dimitra can relate the past to the present and knit every aspect in a magical manner making her narrative flawless and engaging. She is not just a master of her subject but a great storyteller!