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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... already open nature of Greek government are fundamental to understanding the consequences of literacy in Greece : literacy strengthened tendencies already present in Greek society , but it does not explain them entirely . Naturalism in ...
... already possessed either royal office or a particular magistracy ; thus Pheidon in Argos and others became tyrants when they already had royal power , while the Ionian tyrants and Phalaris rose from magistracies ; and Panaitios at ...
... already important in the Homeric age , and already served to distinguish aristocrat from commoner : the taunt flung at Odysseus ( p . 69 ) implies that because he is a trader he cannot be an athlete ; already physical fitness is equated ...
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