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Bronze Age


He was forever experimenting with different eras, Roman times, the Iron Age, the Bronze Age.
Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons (very roughly 3500-1200 BC)
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Ancient human history is typically divided into three ages:  stone, bronze, and iron.  It was originally developed for Europe and, although adjusted for other discoveries, is less applicable elsewhere and is a rough generalization at best.

Some societies skipped some of the stages or never developed them. For example, some Amazonian tribes in South America remain to date in the Stone Age. South of the Sahara, cultures skipped the Bronze Age by going directly from the Stone age to the Iron age.
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  • He was forever experimenting with different eras, Roman times, the Iron Age, the Bronze Age.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The recent decipherment of the so-called ’linear B’ script of Bronze Age Mycenae and Crete has revealed no literature.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Archaeologists and philologists have identified in Homer relics of artifacts and linguistic forms that must date to the Greek Bronze Age of the middle second millennium.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • If there is a touch of a Bronze Age Miss Manners about the poet of The Odyssey, and some justification for calling his poem the first novel, it must be said that it reaches well beyond the competence of that instructive lady and beyond the normal reach of the novel.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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  • In both The Iliad and The Odyssey Homer has characters say of other characters that they have "a heart of iron," iron being the newest and hardest metal known to men of the late Bronze Age.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Anyone from the Bronze Age could have told you that.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • His nose was long, hooked, and elementary, like a Bronze Age cutting tool.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • "We may yet have a chance to find out—as far as I can tell, we haven’t even hit the Bronze Age yet."
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Furthermore, Asherah carried a second epithet in the Bronze Age, ’dat batni,’ also ’the one of the serpent?
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • My father must have advised him so, told him some Bronze Age Korean mythology to go with it, the tale of a lost young prince whose magic coin is sole proof of his rightful seat and destiny.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker

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  • the Trojan War, and could point for support to other ruins he uncovered on the Greek mainland, huge palatial complexes that testified to a powerful Bronze Age Greek civilization.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Greece had contacts, some mercantile and some hostile, with Eastern peoples during the Bronze Age, and by the eighth century had founded thriving cities on the western coast of present-day Turkey.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • "I think this one’s a ’no’ too," said Jack, "but I’d say we’re firmly in the Bronze Age now, if we’re to judge by those axes they’re swinging."
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • He calls the army attacking Troy by the names of prominent Bronze Age peoples, the Argives, Akhaians, or Danaans; the name that eventually came to serve for Greece, Hellas, refers in Homer only to a district in the northern mainland.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Bronze Age [7] , Stone Age [5] , Iron Age [8]
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