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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... late eighth century . At least it seems that the Phoenicians were responsible for the main technical innovations in naval architecture from the pentekonter to the trireme , and for showing the Greeks the importance and potential both of ...
... late Dark Age and the growth of urbanization . Athens had a large territory , and did not feel the need to colonize until very late : the problems this caused are the subject of chapter 11. Most of the other non- colonizing states were ...
... late Dark Age seem to have been primarily used for throwing , but there is no great difference in weight or size between the heavy war javelin , thrown with the help of a leather thong , and the new hoplite spear . Early representations ...
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