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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... settlement was a joint venture from the two main towns in Euboea , Chalcis and Eretria , on the island of Pithecusae ( Ischia ) ; the site is a steep- sided peninsula previously uninhabited , with two good harbours but little cultivable ...
... settlement patterns : small settlements like those around Naoussa Bay on Paros , Zagora on Andros or Emporio on Chios were abandoned without any sign of decline or destruction . As the evidence accumulates , it seems increasingly likely ...
... settlement . It is not in fact easy to build up a picture of the actual process of colonization : the scattered facts that survive are often anecdotal , and may well be misleading ; for each foundation must have been influenced by ...
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