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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... Homer and Hesiod , literary evidence becomes available to supplement the findings of archaeology . But whereas Hesiod describes a real world contem- porary with himself , it is obvious from the character of the Greek oral epic tradition ...
... Homer and 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 ...
... Homer : even when actual ritual practices were at variance with this picture , it is clear that the epic tradition on the one hand , and the individual genius of Hesiod on the other , did influence permanently the development of Greek ...
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