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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... colonies, the Athenians to Ioniaand manyof the islands,andthe Peloponnesians to most ofItaly andSicily and someparts ofthe restofGreece. All these places were foundedafter the Trojan war. (Thucydides 1.12) There are obvious weaknessesin ...
... colonies; he wrote on philosophical andscientific problems, andalso attacked the contemporary emphasis on athleticsand military virtues. All earlyGreek poetry hasa social function and a place ofperformance which influence itscontent ...
... colonies; some less obvioussites turn outto be particularly rewarding because oftheirposition – for instanceAl Mina in north Syriaor Naucratisin Egypt. Fringeareassuch asthe Scythian royaltombs or Celtic Gauloften provide important ...
... colonies given by Thucydides fixthe beginnings of theearly protoCorinthian style; the sack of Athens in480offers another fixed pointat theendofthe archaicage,and there area number ofsuch fixes in between. The pottery of Corinth was the ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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