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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... social customs 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 ...
... social development; anditistrue that Iattribute especial importance tomilitary developments and trade, rather thantoland tenureand the development of slavery,as factors leading to change. On this occasionI should liketo thank especially ...
... social customs: for instance, each Dorian state was divided into three tribes, always with the same names; andthere area number of primitive institutions which can be foundin widely separated Dorian communities, such as Spartaand Crete ...
... he was a creative artist,composing ashesang, and living inaworldwith its owninstitutions, social customsand values;he must haveusedthese extensively inhis attempt to recreate a long lost heroic world. Indeed studies of oral.
... social ethicof thenew mass armies ofheavy armed troops and their idealof government, eunomia (good order). His poetic influence on Solon of Athens was great. Solon was appointed chief magistrateof Athensin594 to solve seriouseconomic ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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