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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... existence of a period when literacy was perhaps less widespread . The most serious argument in favour of this hypothesis is the fact that the earliest writing shows a number of different local scripts apparently fully developed : if we ...
... existence of a literacy restricted to a small group , as of the co - existence of oral and literate cultures in a period of functionally restricted literacy . Greece did not perhaps become a fully literate society in the modern sense ...
... existence of mercenaries required the existence of Naucratis , and neither could be dispensed with . So a dynasty which prided itself on recreating ancient Egyptian modes in art and culture was forced to distort the Egyptian economy and ...
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