HarperCollins UK, 19. des. 2013 - 368 síđur
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Within the space of three centuries, up to the great Persian invasion of 480BC, Greece was transformed from a simple peasant society into a sophisticated civilisation which 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 Western world. The author of this book places this development in the context of Mediterranean civilisation, providing an account of the transformation that launched Western culture.
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... Herodotus; the evidence is unreliable, and evenifthefour dimIonians in question did write before Herodotus, they had no influence on him,for theycompiled a typeof local history very different fromhisbroad conception. For the ancient ...
... Herodotus' account of the causes of the Persian War was parodied by the comic poet Aristophanes. Herodotus may well in fact have begun like other contemporary literary figures, by lecturing on his travels and researches, and have only ...
... Herodotus' information is both qualitatively and quantitatively better for the period from themid seventh century onwards. The historicalworth of oral tradition is also related, notso much tothe number of steps in thechainof testimonies ...
... Herodotus is himself a representative: just as the Homeric poems are the culmination of the activityof generationsof professional bards, soHerodotus the logoswriter has 'collected together' (touse Thucydides' description) theresults of ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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