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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... king on behalf of himself . The king's oath is to exercise his power in accordance with the existing laws of the city ; the city swears that it will maintain the kingship unshaken , provided the king keeps his oath . ( Xenophon ...
... king was ' servant of Amun - Re ' and bore all the titles of the Pharaohs ; in Babylon he worshipped Marduk and proclaimed : I am Cyrus , king of the world , great king , legitimate king , king of Babylon , king of Sumer and Akkad , king ...
... king , one king of many , one lord of many . I am Darius the Great King , King of Kings , King of countries containing all kinds of men , King in this great earth far and wide , son of Hystaspes , an Achaemenian , a Persian , son of a ...
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