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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... culture was definitely non - Greek , the status of 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 ...
... culture had sunk . The result of the collapse of Mycenean culture was a dark age , lasting for some three hundred years . Discontinuity with the past was virtually complete : later Greeks were unaware of almost all the important aspects ...
... cultural period is to say that it consists of a set of interlocking life styles ; because such phases of culture are so often revealed through stylistic changes in one or other of their leading art forms , they often acquire names which ...
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