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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... for the results to be made available to the general reader. But the Fontana History of the Ancient World attempts not only to present an uptodate account. In the study of the distant past, the chief difficulties are the comparative lack ...
... forthe understanding of all aspectsof history. Butitisnolonger necessary tojustifyabook which spendsas muchspace on the drinking habits and the sexual customs ofthe Greeks as on their political history; since Tolstoy, we have known ...
... For the first time it was shown that the history of Mycenean culture is both geographically and ethnically part of thehistory of Greece. But this world ofMycenae is separatefrom the worldof classical Greek civilization, both as a ...
... forthe archaeologist. But in orderto understand the society which emerged, itis necessary to know something of the preceding centuries. Three types of evidence canbe used to reconstruct the outlines of Dark Age history. The first isonce ...
... of supportingpillars forthe roof. The clayfloorwas laid on levelled rock; the wallsare of mud brick ona base of roughly shaped stone, andfaced with plaster internally;the roof was thatched. It is clearly a public or religious.
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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