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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... tyrants at Mytilene around 600 , in the lifetime of Alkaios and Sappho , are known especially from Alkaios ' poems ; and ... tyrant is set up from among the people and the mob against the notables , so that the people may suffer no wrong ...
... tyrant's power as with the means by which he actually seized it . Nevertheless three points are clear . Firstly the tyrant took power unconstitutionally and ruled outside the law ; secondly he was usually a popular leader , protecting ...
... tyrant : driven out after the first attempt by his two rivals , he made a marriage alliance with Megakles head of the Alkmeonidai , and returned to power about 558 ; but his refusal to breed heirs to unite the two families ( and so ...
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