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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... wealth as birth and military functions which distinguished them from the rest of the community ; and in some respects those whose wealth was based on land were at a disadvantage in the more highly developed world of the city - state and ...
... wealth , and in which the profit motive is both explicit and morally neutral . Solon himself in his reforms rejected the criterion of birth for that of wealth in the distribution of political honours ( below ch . 11 ) . One of the ...
... wealth to birth . They honour money , and good marries base , and base good : wealth has mixed the race . ( 183-90 ) So congenial were these sentiments to the aristocracy that the personal character of Theognis ' poetry merged into a ...
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