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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... pottery . In contrast to other artefacts pottery is of comparatively little value even when decorated , breakable , and when broken both useless and indestructible ; in early Greece , painted pottery was a major art form whose styles ...
... pottery container , a silversmith's shop , and ivory tusks . There is little doubt that this was the main port for Greek trade with the east from about 800 until at least 600 ; and it remained important for a further 300 years . The pottery ...
... pottery , the leading art form of the period , would scarcely have existed without it . The majority of archaic pottery shapes are functionally related to the practices of the symposion , and can be classified according to their use for ...
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