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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... social function of poetry are the didactic poets . Kallinos of Ephesus in the early seventh century and Mimnermos of Kolophon about 600 encouraged their fellow citizens in struggles against the nomadic Cimmerian invaders from south ...
... ( Social Order ) , Dikē ( Justice ) and blessed Eirēnē ( Peace ) . ( Theogony 901ff ) Or in modern terms , the relationship between divine order and human order produces the norms which establish good rule , justice and peace . A whole social ...
... social and political importance of the symposion remained : at Sparta the military system and social coding rested ultimately on the andreia ( men's feasts ) and phiditia , in which old customs were transformed to meet the needs of the ...
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