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Description - The Orientalizing Revolution by Walter Burkert

The 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 a decisive argument against that view, pointing toward a more 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".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674643642
ISBN-10: 067464364X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 238
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-1995
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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