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Minoan Civilization Daily Life

In the heat of an Aegean summer little clothing was needed, and people are generally portrayed as lightly clad. Men wore a kind of kilt or loincloth, often with a prominent codpiece. Complete nudity was rare in minoan civilization, though it can be seen in frescoes of young fishermen from Thera. Women of fashion wore a…

Minoan Civilization Social Structure

The existence of major palaces is evidence for states large enough to require administrative centers, but their number implies that government was largely decentralized. Evans regarded the size of Knossos as proof that its king exercised suzerainty over the whole island. This theory is reinforced by the marked similarity in plan and construction of all the…