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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... poetry,such asitssocial organization,its material cultureanditssystem of writing. Even the Dark Age itselfdropped outof sight: inhis sketch of early Greece in book 1 of his history, Thucydides sawa gradual butcontinuous advance from the ...
... poetry by applying the standards of explanation accepted inhis own day.Andin the legends and folk memory available to him, he could see much thesame generalpattern as we can. The legends of themigration period find some confirmation ...
... poetic metre are widespread among primitive peoples. Those who achieve special skill in composing metrically will ... poetry andthepractices ofthe surviving tradition of SerboCroatian oral epic,the principles ofHomeric oralcomposition ...
... 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 eighth century:there is nothing ...
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Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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