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The Orientalizing Revolution: Near Eastern Influence On Greek Culture In The Early Archaic Age Walter Burkert

The Orientalizing Revolution: Near Eastern Influence On Greek Culture In The Early Archaic Age

Walter Burkert

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ISBN : 9780674643635
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The rich and 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 neighbours. Walter Burkert offers an argument against that distorted view, pointingMoreThe rich and 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 neighbours. Walter Burkert offers an argument against that distorted view, pointing toward a balanced picture of the archaic period in which, under the influence of the Semitic East, Greek culture began its unique flowering, soon to assume cultural hegemony, in the Mediterranean.