Harvard University Press, 1993 - 353 síđur
Within the space of three centuries leading up to the great Persian invasion of 480 BC, Greece was transformed from a simple peasant society into a sophisticated civilization that dominated the shores of the Mediterranean from Spain to Syria and from the Crimea to Egypt--a culture whose achievements in the fields of art, science, philosophy, and politics were to establish the canons of the the Western world.
Oswyn Murray places this remarkable development in the context of Mediterranean civilization. He shows how contact with the East catalyzed the transformation of art and religion, analyzes the invention of the alphabet and the conceptual changes it brought, describes the expansions of Greece in trade and colonization, and investigates the relationship between military technology and political progress in the overthrow of aristocratic governments.
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... Egypt comes from the Egyptian bronze objects found on Crete and Samos ; Crete is the natural staging post for an Egyptian voyage , and the Samian Kolaios , who was so fortunately blown off course about 640 , was on an established run to ...
... Egypt by Cambyses in 525 that the Greek mercenary presence ceased to dominate the country . Thirty thousand men is one of the largest mercenary armies ever created . The comparative rarity of early Greek finds in Egypt , outside the ...
... Egypt ; the basic reason for this is of course that Egyptian influence was not exerted until Greek culture was already formed . It is in art that the influence was strongest . There are Egyptianizing tendencies in archaic pottery , both ...
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