REVEALING ANTIQUITY
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The Orientalizing Revolution

Near Eastern Influence on Greek Culture in the Early Archaic Age

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ISBN 9780674643642

Publication: August 1998

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238 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

5 halftones, 3 line illustration, 1 map

Revealing Antiquity

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The splendid culture of the ancient Greeks has often been described as emerging like a miracle from a genius of its own, owing practically nothing to its neighbors. Walter Burkert offers a decisive argument against that distorted view, pointing toward a balanced picture of the archaic period "in which, under the influence of the Semitic East--from writers, craftsmen, merchants, healers--Greek culture began its unique flowering, soon to assume cultural hegemony in the Mediterranean.