What settlement was looking for gold and silver, adventure, or catholic mission work?
they prospered through trade. the sea was dangerous to their wealth and survival. the minoans were involved in the tin trade, dangerous in the bronze age. tin, alloyed with copper which may have come from cyprus, was used to make bronze. they dealt in saffron reaped from a kind of crocus.
the ancient greek people valued the "country's laws" and expected citizens to show "respect" to such laws. however, the people valued divine authority above human authority and expected their leaders to honor the gods through their laws. they believed that those who respected the gods and ruled according to divine authority would obtain "high honors" by the people.
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