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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... interests of Anaximan- dros ; but it is another Milesian who carried his interest in human geography further , and so initiated the analysis of human societies . Hekataios , a prominent statesman around 500 , also published a map and ...
... interest in recording the presence of Greeks from a particular area in a particular place . Two cities , however , successively captured a wider market for their pottery : it is these styles , found all over the Mediterranean , which ...
... interest and capital outstanding ; such a variety of opinions serves merely to show that Solon in fact never clearly mentioned the subject of the abolition of debts . These speculations , along with many by modern scholars , have been ...
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