The Orientalizing Revolution

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Author  Walter Burkert
Publisher  Harvard University Press
Publication Date   August 11, 1998
ISBN  067464364X
Pages  238

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Ancient Greek culture is often described as a miracle, owing little to its neighbors. Walter Burkert argues against a distorted view, toward a more balanced picture. “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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