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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... military technology , which was in turn a crucial factor in giving the Greeks the military superiority needed for successful colonization . By the late eighth century the economic base for the manufacture of weapons , in terms of supply ...
... military organization or foreign policy ; they were liable to military service , but until the fifth century served in separate contingents . When the Spartans formed themselves into a military elite and forbade themselves productive ...
... military function of the aristocra- tic warrior elite with the coming of hoplite tactics caused both a transformation and an adaptation of Homeric social institutions and values , in which many of the old attitudes remained . The period ...
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