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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis
    Subtitle
    Eastern Contexts of Greek Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Burkert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 182 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674023994
    ISBN 10: 0674023994
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    LC classification: DF
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 880.9001
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JBCC, NHC
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    04 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    Walter Burkert is Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Zurich.
    Review quote
    "Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis is a unique survey of the thought-world of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean. There is an insight in almost every sentence, a challenge in every paragraph, and a lifetime of study in every chapter. The author manages this without losing his sense of wonder, and this is the greatest achievement of the book." - John Ray, Times Literary Supplement "Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis: Eastern Contexts of Greek Culture reflects its origin as a lecture series and reads smoothly, with Burkert's prodigious scholarship made manifest in the 30 pages of endnotes. For those unconvinced by Bernal, this wide-ranging and scholarly demonstration that Greek culture did not emerge in isolation might just be the right book." - John Bennet, Times Higher Education Supplement"
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1 Alphabetic Writing 2 Orientalizing Features in Homer 3 Oriental Wisdom Literature and Cosmogony 4 Orpheus and Egypt 5 The Advent of the Magi Abbreviations Ancient Sources in Various Translations Bibliography Notes Index