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.
Niđurstöđur 1 - 3 af 30
... ( Thucydides 1.12 ) There are obvious weaknesses in this account . Thucydides had no knowledge of the extent of cultural collapse in the Dark Age , largely because he had little conception of the power and wealth of Mycenean Greece . He ...
... ( Thucydides 6.3 ) This shrine was the common religious centre for the Sicilian colonies ; I argue in an article that it is the ultimate source of the colonial dates given in Thucydides , which are the only exact and demonstrably accurate ...
... Thucydides ( 1.13 ) , which would fall shortly after 600 ( reducing Thucydides ' date from 40 - year to 30 - year gene- rations ) ; in rescuing the Bacchiad children , the Samians were remembering their old friendship with Bacchiad ...
Preface to First Edition 1980 I 1
17 ađrir hlutar ekki sýndir
Ađrar útgáfur - View all
Experiencing the Past: On the Character of Archaeology
Engin sýnishorn í bođi - 1992