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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... continued to fit a new generation : .... But better still than these are they who dwell between Tiryns and Arcadia rich in sheep , the linen - corseleted Argives , goads of war . VI The Orientalizing Period CONTACT with the near east ...
... continued existence centuries later of ' Caromem- phitai ' and ' Hellenomemphitai ' at Memphis , where mercenaries had been stationed , shows that they had succeeded in establish- ing a mixed community . But the other soldiers of the ...
... continued : the re - established Lydian kingdom became active especially under Alyattes ( 617-560 ) . The territory of Miletus was ravaged for eleven years , until her tyrant Thrasyboulos came to terms about 610 ; the agreement was so ...
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