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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... possessed a nativeepic tradition. Certainly Hesiod saw himselfas a Homeric aoidos, andevendescribes how the only timeheever sailedacross theseawas the fewyards to Chalcis in Euboea, to take part in acontest at the funeral gamesof ...
... possessed of great wealthas vassals ofAssyria, werepractising complicated 'Homeric' funeral ritesfrom the second halfofthe eighth century. On the mainland offeringsof almost thesame date found inserted into Mycenean tombs suggest that ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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