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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... nature an animal of the polis ' ( Politics 1.1253a ) ; the central theme of Greek history is the development of the city - state to become the dominant form of government in the Greek - speaking world for roughly a thousand years ...
... nature are unknown , for ( with the exception of his law on homicide ) it was superseded within a generation by the code of Solon , who was chief magistrate ( archon ) in 594/3 . In Athenian tradition it was Solon who was the founder of ...
... nature of the universe . The ultimate constituent of matter was water : the universe rested on water , floating like a log , and water was the element from which was created all of nature . The principle here seems to be that mobility ...
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