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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... described initsfirst sentence: Thisisthe accountof the investigation of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, undertaken so that the achievements of men shouldnot beobliterated bytime andthe great and marvellous works performed byboth Greeksand ...
... described bya later Greek critic as'mostHomeric'; Homerlies behind the conception of the wholeenterprise asa war between Greeks andbarbarians, and its declared intent topreserve 'the great deeds of men' (oneof the acknowledged functions ...
... but he failedto offer any seriousalternative; itwas hiscontemporaries who madethe nextmajor advance,by turning from general history to localhistory. A later critic described them: These men made similar choices about the selection of their.
... described in Homer, inthepoet's retrojectionof the institutionsof hisown day. Archaeological evidence suggests this. Though the poemsshow a number of Mycenean survivals, the Linear Btablets have revealeda societywholly different from ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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