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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... original leader of the colony , the origins of the original settlers , and the age of the foundation . The preservation of these facts seems closely related to religious rituals . The settlers brought out fire from the sacred hearth of ...
... original allotment was the tangible evidence both of citizenship in the colony and later of membership of its inner group : Aristotle says that it was an old law in many cities that original allotments could not be sold , and he must be ...
... original territory contains no signs of habitation , but is ringed by Greek villages which must belong to later comers . The first settlers thus became a colonial aristocracy , owning the best land closest to the city ; this explains ...
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