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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... Mycenean culture was uncertain , until in 1952 a young English architect , Michael Ventris , deciphered the tablets from the destruction levels at Pylos on the mainland and at Mycenean Knossos . The syllabic script known as Linear B had ...
... Mycenean society could be reconstructed from myth or heroic poetry has been shown to be untenable , by the disparity between the evidence on social institutions provided by archaeology and the Linear B tablets , and that implied in the ...
... Mycenean period the language of the Linear B tablets was recognizably Greek . In classical times Greek was split into various dialects , more or less closely interrelated . The Doric dialect was spoken in the southern and eastern ...
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