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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... Thucydides sawa gradual butcontinuous advance from the world of the Homeric heroes to his ownday. Recordsofthe past such as genealogies reached back onlyasfar asabout 900:indimawareness of the resulting gap between their world and ...
... Thucydides describes how the victors from Troyhadahard homecoming to a land no longer fit for heroes, and the migrations that followed: Evenafter theTrojan war there were still migrations andcolonizing movements, so that lackofpeace ...
... called hima 'logosmaker' or 'logoswriter'. Thucydides was thinking of Herodotus when he claimed that his own readers should trust his conclusions, rather than 'what the poets have composed about events in exaggeration,
... (Thucydides 1. 21–2) In these criticisms, andparticularly the last, Thucydides seems to agreewith later evidence in seeing Herodotus asa professional lecturer, giving his 'stories' orlogoi in public as 'display pieces forinstant ...
... Thucydides' description) theresults of an oral prose tradition, offolk storiestold perhaps by professional or semiprofessional 'logosmakers'in Delphi andthe cities ofIonia.Andhe himself is the lastandgreatest of these logosmakers ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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