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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... Hesiod composed around 700 , and may well be a contemporary or within a generation of Homer ; he is the first poet to name himself . At the start of the Theogony he describes how the Muses came to him on Mount Helicon as he was tending ...
... Hesiod portray society are not then to be explained chronologically : Homer's society is of course idealized , and reaches back in time through the generations of his predecessors ; Hesiod's is fully contemporary . And the towns of ...
... Hesiod independent of Homeric epic , such as we might expect if there had been a well - established theogonic tradition with its own formulaic language . Moreover there is no sign in the Homeric poems of the eastern elements so ...
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