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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... attempts not only to present an uptodate account. In the study of the distant past, the chief difficulties are the comparative lack of evidence and the special problems of interpretingit; this inturn makes it both possible and ...
... Attempts toostracize Themistokles 6 The international aristocracy a Arkesilas of Cyrene supervising trade b Miltiadeskalos 7 Monumental sculpture a Korē by Antenor b King Darius in audience, Persepolis Treasury 8 The wealthofthe west a ...
... attempting to construct a historical narrative out of myth and heroic poetry by applying the standards of explanation accepted inhis own day.Andin the legends and folk memory available to him, he could see much thesame generalpattern as ...
... hand he was a creative artist,composing ashesang, and living inaworldwith its owninstitutions, social customsand values;he must haveusedthese extensively inhis attempt to recreate a long lost heroic world. Indeed studies of oral.
... attempted to explain both the underlying structure of the physicalworld and itsdevelopment downto the creation of man–it was the substitutionofscience for myth. Hewas alsothe first Greek geographer ... attempt to remove them from mythology.
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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