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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... functions of preserving the past and interpreting the present.The earliest survivingliterary evidence forthe historyof Greece ... function isnot primarily to add tothe sense, butto accompany thenoun inparticular metrical positions and in ...
... functions of traditional elements is to increase the scope for creativity: the purpose of the formulaic language of Greek epic is to facilitate composition, not repetition. There is therefore nothing strange inthe view that agreat ...
... function of writing in preserving accurately the work of particular poets. References inHomer show that othertypes of poetry, songs of celebration, wedding songs, victory songs and dirges, alreadyexisted alongside epic; butthere ...
... functions of epic poetry); thecomplex construction and digressive technique of Herodotus is similar tothatof Homer, asare many ofthe more imaginative elementsin the work. Very fewof Herodotus' sourcesof informationwere written:details ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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