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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... mythology . The second succession myth is the myth of Kumarbi , found in the royal archives of the Hittite capital of Boghazkoy which was destroyed at the end of the thirteenth century BC ; the myth is Hurrian in origin , a people who ...
... myth who has any importance in cult . This reflects the similar function of each myth , which is to create relationships between existing divinities , both internally , and externally to other systems of belief such as the Babylonian ...
... myth contains a number of elements which are not easy to explain - for instance , why the double motif of evil woman and jar of evils , and what is hope doing in the jar ? But the general meaning of the story is clear : it attributes ...
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