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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... detailed reconstruction oftheMycenean world therefore restsonarchaeology, and mustingeneralbe confined toitsmaterial culture; in this sense,to usea conventional distinction, it belongsto prehistory ratherthan to history.In contrast, the ...
... detailed information given in thefragments suggests an ethnographic description ofthe Mediterranean world based on personalobservation andthe reportsof other travellers. A second work by Hekataios discussed the heroic mythsand the ...
... detailed knowledge of the past is about two hundred years: it is very noticeable that Herodotus' information is both qualitatively and quantitatively better for the period from themid seventh century onwards. The historicalworth of oral ...
... detailed history. Thucydides pointedout many ofthe weaknesses ofpast historycomposed from oral tradition,but he failedto offer any seriousalternative; itwas hiscontemporaries who madethe nextmajor advance,by turning from general history ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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