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.
Niđurstöđur 1 - 3 af 87
... period is one of extreme poverty and deprivation ; its most striking characteristic is the absence of evidence , which points to extensive depopulation : there is no positive sign of the influx of a new people . The only major change ...
... period 750-650 writing became widespread in Greece ; the earliest poets whose work was recorded in writing may well have been Hesiod and Archilochos , if not Homer . Lists of magistrates and victors go back to the same period : the ...
... period , and the orientalizing period . Both show distinctive parallel phenomena in different areas of culture , resting on a clear interrelationship of life styles , though the former is a static period , while the latter has a dynamic ...
Preface to First Edition 1980 I 1
17 ađrir hlutar ekki sýndir
Ađrar útgáfur - View all
Experiencing the Past: On the Character of Archaeology
Engin sýnishorn í bođi - 1992