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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... trade with other peoples . The Greek world created by the migrations of the Dark Age was already not so much a land as a sea unit , centred on the Aegean ; local trade on a small scale existed ... trade earlier ( Euboean Society and Trade.
... trade , and perhaps in the foundation of colonies there : the traditional foundation date of their greatest colony , Carthage ( 814/3 ) , is some two or three generations before any Greek venture ; though the earliest archaeological ...
... trade routes . But trade affected the colonies in more than mere position . The chief colonizing cities , Chalcis , Eretria , Corinth , Megara , Miletus , Phocaea , all seem to have had strong trading interests . It is usual to ...
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