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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... Greece and historical Greece . It was not of course an absolute distinction ; the Greek legends about the age of heroes , and in particular the poems of Homer , were thought by many to be a distorted reflection of a real past , from ...
... Greece ? The practice of child exposure in Greece may have kept the proportion of women in the home population artificially low , and it is likely that the taking of native women by capture or otherwise was common , until the colony was ...
... Greece , this is the place for you to settle , for here there is a hole in the sky " ( Herodotus 4.150-8 ) . More than two centuries after the foundation of Cyrene , in the fourth century , the Therans asked their now prosperous colony ...
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