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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... problems of interpretingit; this inturn makes it both possible and desirablefor the more important evidence tobe presented to the reader and discussed, so thathe may see for himself the methodsused in reconstructing the past,and judge ...
... problems, andalso attacked the contemporary emphasis on athleticsand military virtues. All earlyGreek poetry hasa social function and a place ofperformance which influence itscontent; the different generic forms in origin reflect these ...
... problems of writing about their past are better appreciated, we can begin tounderstand thereal achievement of Herodotus. He wasborn in 484, betweenthe two Persian invasions, at Halicarnassusin southern AsiaMinor; he lived through the ...
... problems of discovering aboutthe past, they are writtenwith care, usingeither rigorous argument or documentary evidence.In particular thefirst twentyonechapters ofbook 1 are anattemptto demonstrate the type ofhistorical generalization ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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