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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... writing . The historical part contains much material on political and institutional history , often distorted by ... writing was quickly and widely used to record almost anything ; for the period from the beginning of Greek writing down ...
... writing , which I believe did not exist before among the Greeks ' ( 5.58ff ) . Two main principles can be seen behind the writing systems which had evolved in the near east and Egypt . The first is the pictographic principle , in which ...
... writing became widespread in Greece ; the earliest poets whose work was recorded in writing may well have been Hesiod and Archilochos , if not Homer . Lists of magistrates and victors go back to the same period : the Olympic victor list ...
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