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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... eastern Mediterranean, and the importance of communication in fostering that unity. Thirdly,the significance of social customs forthe understanding of all aspectsof history. Butitisnolonger necessary tojustifyabook which spendsas ...
... eastern Mediterranean. The Hittite Empire in AsiaMinor collapsed about 1200; theresulting pressures caused movements of population which seriously disturbed Syriaand Palestine, and whichare recorded in Egyptian history ...
... eastern Peloponnese, that is in what had once been the Mycenean heartland, Laconia andthe Argolid(and perhaps Messenia). Fromthere it hadspread acrossthe southerngroup of Aegean islands toCrete, Rhodesand the southwest coast ofAsia ...
... eastern influence in Hesiod's poetry (ch.6) also distinguishhimfrom the Homeric tradition. The evidenceof inscriptions onpottery shows that the alphabet was usedasanatural medium for recording quitetrivial occasional poetry bythelate ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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