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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... Ionian vassals to support him with their navies in an attack on Scythia ( about 514 ) . According to Herodotus the campaign was not a success , and the king was only saved by the untimely loyalty of his Ionian navy , who were holding ...
... Ionian techniques in such details of Persian sculpture as drapery show that it is an amalgam of Greek craftsmanship with oriental style ; rough paintings , graffiti and masons ' marks in Greek letters reveal Ionians at work . A ...
... Ionians admit to being naturally weak , and most of them are ashamed of being Ionian ( Herodotus 1.143 ) ; the emphasis on their lack of military spirit and their luxury is a self - created myth resulting from defeat . The problems for ...
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