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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... thoughts have led me to make significant revisions. One notable omission,the neglect ofPeisistratid Athens, has been made good. The Further Reading sectionhas been completely revised; and, when changes have notbeen madeinthe text, it ...
... thought by many to be a distorted reflection of a real past, from which it might in principle be possible to discover what had actually happened, even if no reconstruction had yet won general acceptance. What was needed was a basis of ...
... thoughts and feelings ofcontemporary individuals,to produce a comparatively detailed account,not only of whatmen did,butof why theydidit, and ofthe pressuresand limitationson their actions. The reason forthis differenceis the adventof ...
... thought Greek vases wereEtruscan (Josiah Wedgwoodcalled hispottery factoryEtruria); therearefew Greekmuseums whose collections can rival thoseofthe greatItalian Etruscan museums. In relating different sitesto each otherand ...
... development ofhero cult. Admittedly somecentral aspects of Homeric society have been thought to showa basic confusion. In descriptions of fěghting,for instance, thechariot, which disappeared as a weapon of war at the end of.
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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