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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... political and institutional history , often distorted by later political prejudice ; it must however be said that some of the political analyses are so crass and some of the documents so blatantly forged that many modern scholars have ...
... political organization of the Greeks was that of the polis or city - state , the small independent community , self - governing and usually confined to one city and its immediate countryside ; Aristotle described man as ' by nature an ...
... political systems . The Greek city - state of the sixth century had often been reorganized so as to produce as large as possible a body of trained fighting men , who dominated the political life of the city . Political honours were ...
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