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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... force was large and important , and commanded by a prominent Egyptian : for the sarcophagus of Potasimto has been found and he is called ' General of the Greeks ' on Egyptian monuments . Thirdly the origins of the soldiers : the Greek ...
... forces united for the battle of Plataea in 479 : 38,700 men , mostly Peloponnesians . The discrepancy cannot be explained by ... force , while their main army was again delayed for the festival of the Karneia . One reason for the fall of ...
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