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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... writing; most sites were deserted or only partially occupied; some were even given over to the dead. This was accompanied by emigration to outlying areas ofthe Mycenean worldsuch as Cyprus, and widespread depopulation on the mainland ...
... vacuum created.Other ages have known the same phenomenon,apeople withoutcultureleaving nosignof their coming butdesolation, and a world thathas to be createdanew. II Sources S OCIETIES without writing are dependent on the.
Oswyn Murray. II. Sources. S OCIETIES without writing are dependent on the human memory for the transmission of knowledge of the past and of information in the present. Mnemonic devices, the use of recurrent story patterns and folktale ...
... writing in composition, andlearnt his poems by heart for recitation. The clear signs of eastern influence in Hesiod's poetry (ch.6) also distinguishhimfrom the Homeric tradition. The evidenceof inscriptions onpottery shows that the ...
Myth Historyand Archaeology II Sources
the Economy XIV The Comingof the Persians XV The Leadership of Greece Sparta and Athens
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