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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... earliest poets whose work was recorded in writing may well have been Hesiod and Archilochos , if not Homer . Lists of magistrates and victors go back to the same period : the Olympic victor list began in 776 , the list of Athenian ...
... earliest period under the modern city . It has always been clear that the earliest certain sign of the existence of the polis as a self - conscious entity was its ability to create a new polis by the process of colonization . But it ...
... earliest evidence for the introduction of the double grip shield rests on the argument that figured blazons demand a shield that can only be held in one position , unlike the older central grip shields which could be held at various ...
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