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Term: Ellás

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Paleolithic settlements; developed Minoan (Aegean) & Mycenaean (Indo-European) cultures 2000 BC; Dorians invaded 12th cen. BC, then Aeolians, Ionians; powerful states joined in leagues, colonized; conquered by Rome; part of Byzantine & Ottoman Empires; official language is Greek, though English & French are also widely spoken.

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ca. 450 BCE
ca. 450 BCE
ca. 450 BCE
ca. 450 BCE
ca. 450 BCE