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.
Revealing Antiquity 5
The Orientalizing Revolution
Near Eastern Influence on Greek Culture in the Early Archaic Age
$31.50 • £23.95 • €28.50
Publication: August 1998
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
5 halftones, 3 line illustration, 1 map