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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... perhaps remembered in the next generation , for despite the future tenses Archilochos seems to look back in saying : No bows will be stretched in numbers , nor slings in multi- tudes , when Ares joins the struggle in the plain ; but it ...
... perhaps with a grievance against the authorities . There are no traders who have been to Africa on Thera ; but in Crete one is found as guide : as a dealer in purple dye , a product of the Phoenician coast and one of the principal ...
... perhaps another sign that Alkmeonidai and Peisistratidai were not fundamentally opposed to each other . But the question of political manipulation of trittys composition in favour or against the interests of particular aristocratic ...
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