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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... major change that can be detected is in burial habits – the abandonment of communal burials and large chamber tombs for a return to the older practice of individual burial in cist tombs , and the gradual spread of cremation in place of ...
... major innovations are connected with the use of clay in building and decoration . The invention of clay roofing tiles ( called Corinthian ) and the use of side colonnades gave the typical low - pitched roof supported by columns of the ...
... major tyranny had arisen at the city of Gela , under Kleandros and his brother Hippokrates ; by 491 the Geloan empire extended over most of eastern Sicily , and Syracuse was the only major city still holding out . In that year ...
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