Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis by Walter Burkert
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Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis
By Walter Burkert

Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis

Eastern Contexts of Greek Culture

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Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis by Walter Burkert

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This book traverses the ancient world's three great centres of cultural exchange - Babylonian Nineveh, Egyptian Memphis, and Iranian Persepolis - to situate classical Greece in its proper historical place, at the Western margin of a more comprehensive Near Eastern-Aegean cultural community that emerged in the Bronze Age and expanded westward in the first millennium B.C.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674023994
ISBN-10: 0674023994
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Walter Burkert

Walter Burkert is Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Zurich.

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